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Facilities Engineer

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Date: Feb 11, 2019

Location: Concord, NC, US, 28107

Company: Corning

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.


Works with other team members to tackle difficult technical, engineering related problems. Supports or leads continuous improvement activities, new process introductions, improving overall system reliability, and cost reduction projects. Serves as a resource for technical information regarding expansions, retrofits and new installations.


Day to Day Responsibilities:

  • Provide process understanding and technical support for pollution abatement systems and facility services supporting optical fiber manufacturing
  • Lead and/or provide support for projects involving cost reduction, process optimization, and new processes.
  • Actively engage in plant safety initiatives and projects.
  • Recommend/implement improvements to processes and equipment.
  • Identify chronic issues and recommend corrective actions.
  • Research, develop and implement process improvements
  • Provide recommendations into design of future plant expansions
  • Support the successful start-up and turnover of expansions
  • Develop and update engineering and operations documentation.
  • Provide training for operations workforce regarding equipment or operations changes.
  • Monitor adequacy of capacity of critical systems. Forecast changing demand patterns and initiate plans to meet future requirements.
  • Assess adequacy and quality of services provided to process equipment, and make recommendations for improvements.
  • Assess the availability of data on critical systems and make recommendations for improvements to data acquisition.


Travel Requirements:

  • Less than 5%


Required Education:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required. Concentration in Electrical or Chemical Engineering preferred. Will consider Mechanical or Civil Engineer as well.


Required Years and Area of Experience:

  • 3-5 years of engineering experience.
  • The ideal candidate will have prior experience in a manufacturing environment as an engineer.


Required Skills:

  • We are seeking someone that has the ability to learn new technology and processes quickly.
  • You should be able to demonstrate creative/innovative problem solving abilities.
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize work on an independent basis in a dynamic manufacturing environment.
  • You should have strong communication and presentation skills.
  • Ability to collaborate effectively with all levels of an organization
  • We are looking for someone that is able to describe their project management experience or significant portions of a project that they ran with and led. Strong project management capabilities are important.


Desired Skills:

  • Six Sigma Greenbelt certification
  • Experience using OSISoft PI


Soft Skills:

  • Ability to work within a team and provide training to others
  • Ability to allocate/supervise resources


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