Field Engineer

Date: Sep 14, 2023

Location: Charlotte, NC, US, 28216

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 61524


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:

Field Engineer(s) provide technical assistance to both internal and external customers, and support field projects, training classes, corporate owned manufacturing facilities, Product Line Management, and Commercial Sales and Marketing.



• Bachelor of Science Degree in a technical field from a recognized college or university.

• Proactive, demonstrated ability to take the lead and influence the outcome.

• Must be able to pass a background check, drug screening and driving record check.

• Must not be color blind – distinct color acuity is required in this industry.

• Must be able to work in various indoor and outdoor environments.

• Must be able to lift parcels and equipment weighing up to 50lbs.

• Must be able to climb ladders and work from aerial lifts.

• Must possess a valid driver’s license.

• Must have a primary means of transportation to support local travel.

• Must be able to travel up to 60%.

• Must be able to obtain a U.S. Passport.


Desired Experience:

• 2-4 years of work experience in a similar role


Day to Day Responsibilities:

• Master optical test and splice equipment and procedures required to perform work you're leading.

• Travel to customer sites to install, test, and document fiber optic communication systems.

• Perform as a Project Leader with the responsibility for coordinating and executing all facets of a fiber optic network installation.

• Instruct fiber optic training courses at various Corning locations, regional locations, and at customer sites.


This position does not support immigration sponsorship.  


The range for this position is $63,411.00 - $87,191.00.  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.

Nearest Major Market: Charlotte