Process Controls Engineer

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Date: Apr 9, 2024

Location: Manassas, VA, US, 20109

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 62193


Corning is vital to progress – in the industries we help shape and in the world we share.


We invent life-changing technologies using materials science. Our scientific and manufacturing expertise, boundless curiosity, and commitment to purposeful invention place us at the center of the way the world interacts, works, learns, and lives.


Our sustained investment in research, development, and invention means we’re always ready to solve the toughest challenges alongside our customers. 

As a leading developer, manufacturer, and global supplier of scientific laboratory products for 100 years, Corning’s Life Sciences segment collaborates with researchers seeking new approaches to increase efficiencies, reduce costs and compress timelines in the drug discovery process. Using unique expertise in the fields of materials science, surface science, optics, biochemistry and biology, the segment provides innovative solutions that improve productivity and enable breakthrough discoveries.


Scope of Position:  To provide electrical controls expertise to all areas of the Mediatech manufacturing facility in support of daily operations, cost reduction, and continuous improvement.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Experienced professional in Industrial Controls and Automated Systems
  • Provides 2nd Level troubleshooting support on facility electrical, electro-mechanical, automation, and controls related issues
  • Maintains PLC, HMI, and other electrical/controls software and documentation
  • Support and expand industrial controls network in the facility for data collection
  • Designs and/or specifies new equipment or modifies existing equipment to continuously improve process performance
  • Coordinates installation, debugging and initial operation of new equipment and systems
  • Identifies, justifies, and implements cost reduction, capacity enhancement, capital equipment and other improvement initiatives
  • Complete work in accordance to ISO 13485 and 21CRF compliance standards
  • Documents material, process and/or equipment to protect and contribute to Intellectual Property improvements


Travel Requirements:  Minimal, up to 5%


Required Experiences/Education:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in related engineering field (Electrical, Automation, Industrial, computer) or equivalent years of relevant experience
  • 3+ years as a Controls or Automation Engineer in a manufacturing environment


Required Skills:

  • Experience working on industrial controls in a manufacturing environment
  • Experience with industrial control development and implementation
  • Experience in PLC/HMI programming and troubleshooting
  • Strong teamwork skills including knowledge transfer and communication


Desired Skills:

  • Experience working in a cGMP environment
  • Experience working with Allen Bradley/Rockwell controls platforms
  • Knowledge of ORMEC PLC and OSI PI
  • Lean Manufacturing or DMAIC training


This position does not support immigration sponsorship.  

The range for this position is $85,524.00 - $117,596.00.  Starting pay for the successful applicant is dependent on a variety of job-related factors, including but not limited to geographic location, market demands, experience, training, and education. The benefits available for this position include medical, dental, vision, 401(k) plan, pension plan, life insurance coverage, disability benefits, and PTO.


​Corning Puts YOU First! 

We are committed to supporting your health, financial, career development, and life goals as you grow professionally and personally to achieve your highest potential. All benefits begin as soon as you start your career at Corning. 

  • Our monetary peer-to-peer recognition program is tied to our Values and celebrates you and your colleagues’ contributions. 
  • Health and well-being benefits include medical, dental, vision, paid parental leave, mental health/substance use, fitness, and disease management programs.  
  • Financial benefits include a 401(k) savings plan with company matching contributions and a 100% company-paid pension benefit that grows steadily throughout your career. 
  • Companywide bonus and attractive short- and long-term compensation programs are available based on your role and responsibilities.   
  • Professional development programs help you grow and achieve your career goals.


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. To request an accommodation, please contact us at

Nearest Major Market: Washington DC

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