Sr Mechanical Automation Engineer

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Date: May 30, 2024

Location: Apodaca, NLE, MX, 66614

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 62845


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. 

Our Optical Communications segment has recently evolved from being a manufacturer of optical fiber and cable, hardware and equipment to being a comprehensive provider of industry-leading optical solutions across the broader communications industry.This segment is classified into two main product groupings – carrier network and enterprise network. The carrier network product group consists primarily of products and solutions for optical-based communications infrastructure for services such as video, data and voice communications. The enterprise network product group consists primarily of optical-based communication networks sold to businesses, governments and individuals for their own use.


Purpose of Position:

The purpose of this role is to design, develop, and optimize components in automated systems to enhance efficiency and productivity in manufacturing. The scope of work includes everything from conceptual design to implementation and ongoing support of component and automation solutions. Challenges involve constant innovation to keep up with the latest technologies and methodologies, as well as the ability to effectively and efficiently solve complex technical problems. Applying mechanical and materials principles, part of the goal is to define the correct materials to be used to extend the life of components in the equipment, as well as the replacement of currently used materials.


Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Materials Engineering or a related field.
  • Previous experience in mechanical design and component development, preferably in automated manufacturing environments.
  • Experience using computer-aided design (CAD) software such as SolidWorks, AutoCAD, etc., to create models and drawings of components.
  • Previous work in tooling workshops and familiarity with manufacturing processes such as CNC, laser welding, among others.
  • In-depth knowledge of materials and physical and mechanical properties, especially in relation to steels and their engineering applications.
  • Proven ability to effectively and efficiently solve complex technical problems.


Desired Qualifications:

  • Tooling spare parts fabrication
  • Use of Tool Room machinery (Lathe, surface grinding, CNC, Wire cut, etc)
  • Relevant certifications in Tool Room equipment-specific training


Day to Day Responsibilities:

  • Design and develop components for automated systems to improve efficiency and productivity in manufacturing.
  • Effectively and efficiently solve complex technical problems, applying knowledge in mechanics and materials.
  • Define suitable materials to extend the lifespan of components and propose engineering changes to enhance performance.
  • Conduct finite element analysis and utilize design tools such as SolidWorks, AutoCAD, etc., for component development.
  • Collaborate with tooling workshops, overseeing manufacturing processes such as CNC, laser welding, among others.


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.   
  • 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 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

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