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Design Specialist

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Date: Sep 25, 2021

Location: Charlotte, NC, US, 28216

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 49380


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.

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:

Create accurate and effective NDS, BIWF, and/or CAD design for FTTX (fiber to the home, fiber to the business, etc.). Create complete BOM (Bills-of-materials) for Corning and non-Corning material orders where applicable.


Key Responsibilities:

• Participate in scope review with customer and/or vendors to ensure design requirements and output are understood thoroughly

• Create polygon or distribution area in conjunction with customers when required

• Create High Level Design to define the path for the engineering fielding tech crew

• Assemble design in the most cost-effective method with understanding of the impact of construction and material cost and the optimization of Corning specified materials

• Use fielding data, photos, and sketches to create the design and provide feedback to walkout crews where questions remain

• Occasional site visits to obtain necessary design information and confirm design requirements with the customer will be required

• Ensure obstacles such as culverts, waterways, easements, aerial trespass, etc. are accounted for in the design

• Create splicing schematics and permit drawings to be handed off to the customer or internal permitting group depending upon requirements – provide ongoing support for the permitting process

• Review Post-Construction Red-lined documents, and update/revise client design systems with any changes • Update “as builds” per construction prints • Complete LEEP documentation and PUN forms where required

• Organize, record, & Communicate Project schedules & timelines to internal project manager(s)

• Fulfill requirements for project Summary Documents and distribute as necessary

• Communicate progress and completions to the business development team for invoicing purposes using Procore Competencies (knowledge, skills and behaviors):


      • Ability to work independently in a dynamic business environment

      • Ability to prioritize and complete multiple tasks


      • Experience with AutoCAD and GIS-based systems

      • Telecom Design experience – highly prefer that candidate has experience with customer platforms such as Lumen/CenturyLink’s NDS, BIWF or

        Frontier’s FROGS

      • Intermediate Project Management Skills & Practices

      • Strong MS office and Visio capabilities

      • Capable of communicating complex ideas through effective technical writing

      • Must be able to read colors on screen and on paper


Soft Skills:

• Fluent in English

• Strong oral and written communication skills


Required Experiences/Education:

• Two-year degree in a technical program

• Experience participating in cross-functional teams



• Understanding of RUS Codes (Rural Utility Service)

• Familiarization with Corning products


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: Charlotte