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Date: May 25, 2019

Location: Charlotte, NC, US, 28216

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 36892

 

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: This is an entry level position where the employee will learn to plan and execute Field Engineering activities. Field Engineer(s)/Specialist(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.

Major Roles and Responsibilities

  • Master optical test and splice equipment and procedures required to perform assigned tasks. 
  • 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. 
  • Provide technical assistance to internal and external customers via the Technical Support Line. 
  • Provide on-site technical assistance and troubleshooting for various Corning customers at various locations. 
  • Complete on site investigations of potential product issues raised by customers. 
  • Conduct product evaluations on both Corning and competitor products. 
  • Actively pursue, obtain and report competitive information to Product Line Management, Manufacturing and Sales/Marketing. 
  • Provide recommendations to Sales, Manufacturing and Field Engineering to solve quality and/or field related problems. 
  • Coordinate project and support-related travel and logistical activities and plans as assigned.

Education

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in a technical field from a recognized college or university. 
  • Engineering degrees in Electrical, Mechanical, Chemical, Civil or similar disciplines – Required.

Experience Requirements

  • No full time experience in the Telecommunications Industry required.

Required Skills

  • Must be an effective communicator, able to deliver message through presentations, written, and verbal messages. 
  • Candidate should possess sound mechanical intuition and PC computer literacy. 
  • Fluent Language Skills in English both spoken and written. 
  • Demonstrated ability to manage tasks effectively in an actively changing environment. 
  • Results oriented with a high commitment level to task completion. 
  • Willingness to work outside of normal scheduled business hours when necessary. 
  • Sound problem solving and decision making processes and skills. 
  • Dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of both internal and external customers. 
  • Work effectively as both an individual performer and a team player. 
  • Must be detailed oriented and conscientious.

Desired Skills

  • Proactive, demonstrated ability to take the lead and influence the outcome.
  • Eager to take on additional responsibilities outside normal scope of position.
  • Ability to listen, make wise decisions and act with little direction.
  • Ability to organize and coordinate work schedule and duties.
  • Proficiency in using Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, SharePoint and Visio.
  • Technical writing ability, with emphasis on effective presentation of detailed concepts.
  • Knowledge of construction and project planning procedures.
  • Some related work experience and/or military background in telecommunications.
  • Prior supervisory / functional management experience – or – training.
  • Fluent Language Skills in Spanish, French or Portuguese (written and spoken) – a plus.

Soft Skills

  • Ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks simultaneously, work efficiently and effectively in a dynamic environment. 
  • Establishes and maintains effective relationships with peers and customers that earns their trust and respect. 
  • Proficient at conflict management, creating “win – win” solutions. 
  • Ability to maintain composure and professional demeanor at all times.

Additional Requirements

  • Person must be willing to remain in this position for a minimum of two years.
  • 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 be able to obtain a U.S. Passport. 
  • Must be willing to travel up to 60%. 
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license. 

 

This position does not support immigration sponsorship.

We prohibit discrimination on the basis of  race, color, gender, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, or veteran status or any other legally protected status.


Nearest Major Market: Charlotte