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Forming MET Controls Technician

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Date: Jun 15, 2021

Location: Painted Post, NY, US, 14870

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 44625


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.

Corning succeeds through sustained investment in R&D, a unique combination of material and process innovation, and close collaboration with customers to solve tough technology challenges.

Corning’s Environmental Technologies segment manufactures ceramic substrates and filter products for emissions control in mobile and stationary applications around the world.


Scope of Position:

Controls technician on the Erwin plant’s Forming Manufacturing Excellence Team, focused in the Extrusion & Cutting process areas. This role will be deeply involved in Forming department operations with strong linkages to plant engineering and support groups.


Day to Day Responsibilities:

  • Support plant safety programs to provide a safe working environment
  • Complete continuous improvements and help deploy manufacturing excellence tools to department production lines
  • Serve as a resource for in-depth troubleshooting of production equipment & processes
  • Participate in daily department production meetings
  • Provide on-call & weekend support as needed


Travel Requirements:

  • Minimal - domestic and/or international travel may occasionally be required but would be the exception


Hours of work/work schedule:

  • Generally 40+ hrs. per week Mon-Fri, but must be flexible
  • Overtime, on-call, and weekend work will be required at times to support production


Required Education & Experience:

  • Two-year degree in controls or electrical engineering or related field, or equivalent experience
  • 2+ years of experience in a controls technician role or other similar function


Required Skills:

  • Experience with PLCs, HMIs, robotics, and safety systems
  • Knowledge of controls systems design, programming, and systems integration
  • Experience working in a manufacturing environment
  • Strong written & oral communications skills


Desired Skills / Qualifications:

  • Rockwell Studio 5000 experience
  • Fanuc robot experience
  • Mechanical aptitude
  • Familiarity with manufacturing of cellular ceramic products
  • Continuous process improvement experience
  • Experience with Excel, OSIsoft PI, and SAS JMP
  • Certified Six Sigma DMAIC or Lean Green Belt or related project experience


Soft Skills:

  • Creative & innovative approach to problem solving
  • Positive demeanor and team-oriented approach
  • Ability to learn, be flexible, and adapt quickly
  • Strong organization and time management skills
  • Self-starter with a strong work ethic


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, or 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.

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