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Sr. Controls Engineer

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Date: Jul 31, 2022

Location: Apodaca, NLE, MX, 66614

Company: Corning

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Day to Day Responsibilities:


  • Provide electrical and controls engineering and equipment technical expertise in fiber optic cable manufacturing in support of production, maintenance, continuous improvement, cost reduction, and productivity improvement.
  • Internal subject matter expert in control systems (PLC, HMI, Drives etc.,), system integration, sensors and electro-mechanical devices.
  • Provide technical support when maintenance requirements exceed electrical associate capabilities.
  • Develop fundamental understanding of critical process and technical requirements, identify areas of technical risk in assigned projects, conduct prototype / feasibility testing to verify concept, and define and document system design specifications.
  • Develop control architectures, control functional specification, and system integration requirements that will satisfy process and manufacturing requirements.
  • Actively participate / direct all phases of the project including design, fabrication, off-line integration and testing, installation, production start-up support, training of plant personnel and technology transfer.
  • Recommend and implement long term solutions to recurring equipment performance issues. Provide inputs to capital and facilities plans for equipment upgrade or maintenance cycles.
  • Be responsible for the plant controls strategy and establishing and maintaining the plant standards.
  • Support process projects and data system projects by interfacing with operators and production team leaders to monitor and correct process fluctuations and equipment issues.
  • Conduct equipment qualifications and initial training of new personnel* Owner of OSI PI configuration, implementation and MES.
  • Support plant initiatives, and Operations on OEE, SPC, SQC and ISO
  • Provide timely and efficient engineering support to meet or exceed the requirements of internal and external customers.
  • Individual must be capable of executing project assignments, in a team based environment, with minimal supervision




  • Mechanical or Electrical Engineering degree or equivalent.
  • Minimum +5 years of manufacturing experience.
  • Fully bilingual.


Scope of Position:


Serve as an electrical controls resource for process improvement, cost reduction and capital expansion projects. Manage electrical and controls scope of assigned projects. Lead/participate in project teams and support daily manufacturing operations by providing technical support to plant’s various control systems.


Required Skills:


  • Experience in programming PLC (AB RSLogix, Controllogix, Siemens S7 and G&L).
  • Able to design, configure, and implement HMI programming.
  • Ability to program in ladder logic.
  • Strong fundamental understanding of electrical design practices, control systems integration, controls architectures, PLC’s, electro-mechanical drive systems, vision system, risk assessment and safety systems.
  • Understanding and updating electrical schematics and prints will be a required capabilityfor projects that support plant systems.
  • Experience with the implementation and functions of PID Controls and control loop tuning.
  • Experienced in the checkout and verification of electrical control panels.
  • Well versed in the rules and regulation relating to implementation and best practices in electrical system design and implementation


Desired Skills:


  • Knowledge of cable manufacturing process and equipment.
  • Manufacturing experience and ability to work in a manufacturing environment.
  • Machine vision system experience.
  • Knowledge of MES systems, VB.NET and PI is a plus.
  • Project Management skills


Soft Skills:


  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written)* Interpersonal skills –engaging, enabling, open.
  • Strong organizational skills* Abilityto work in a team based environment.
  • Energetic, effective under pressure, and can respond positively to criticism.
  • Highly motivated, results oriented, customer focused, with a high commitment level.
  • Sound problem solving and decision making processes and skills