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Imaging Systems Technician

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Date: Aug 12, 2022

Location: Corning, NY, US, 14831

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 54439


Corning is one of the world’s leading innovators in materials science. For more than 160 years, Corning has applied its unparalleled expertise in specialty glass, ceramics, and optical physics to develop products that have created new industries and transformed people’s lives.

At Corning, our growth is fueled by a commitment to innovation. We succeed through sustained investment in research & development, a unique combination of material and process innovation, and close collaboration with customers to solve tough technology challenges. We are a four-time National Medal of Technology winner thanks to our technology leadership and R&D environment, which attract and enable the best scientific minds in the world. This pipeline of talent has brought life-changing innovation to your fingertips for more than 160 years.

Scope of Position: Deployment and execution of optical diagnostic investigations conducted through the Imaging and Fluid Dynamics Laboratory (IFD) for process analysis, development, and improvement. This role supports all Corning business divisions and all stages of product innovation.


Day to Day Responsibilities:

  • Deploy custom imaging and optical diagnostic systems integrated with secondary sensor systems
  • Perform data collection and verify performance of deployed optical systems
  • Design and deploy custom triggering/synchronization solutions for custom designed optical systems, including integration with other laboratory or production systems.
  • Maintain and customize operation of existing 3D laser-based spray diagnostic capability
  • Conduct hands on work in a laboratory, engineering, or manufacturing environment
  • Communicate project status and updates, including documentation
  • Maintain laboratory, process equipment, and laboratory materials
  • Record and perform preliminary analysis of process data


Required Skills:

  • Design, build, and integration across electrical and mechanical components of automation systems
  • Experience applying LabView software in automation
  • Experience integrating sensor and automated detection capability in existing systems
  • Creative problem-solving skills with flexibility across new technologies and processes
  • Demonstrated experience in laboratory and experimental settings
  • Strong communication skills with a focus on requirements, results, and observations


Desired Skills:

  • Exposure or experience with optical equipment (e.g., cameras, lenses, and light sources)
  • Exposure or experience with C++, Matlab, or comparable language for data / image analysis
  • Experience assembling laboratory scale gas or liquid flow systems
  • Learns quickly and independently
  • Ability to build relationships across functional groups


Soft Skills:

  • Ability to work both independently and in a team environment
  • Writing and documentation skills, including experimental data and observations, then creating detailed documents, reports, and presentations within the project team


Education & Experience:

Associate or Bachelor's degree in electrical, mechanical, physics, or equivalent discipline/experience with an emphasis on automation


Travel Requirements: 0% to 25% depending on project, may be international


Hours of Work / Work Schedule / Flex Time: 40 hours / week with flex time


This position does not support immigration sponsorship.


We prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, gender, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected status.


We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

Nearest Major Market: Corning