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Control System Engineering Design Lead

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Date: Sep 3, 2021

Location: Corning, NY, US, 14831

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 42795


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.

Corning's Manufacturing, Technology and Engineering division (MTE) is recognized as the leader in engineering excellence & innovative manufacturing technologies by providing diverse skills to Corning’s existing & emerging businesses.

We anticipate & provide timely, valued, leading edge manufacturing technologies and engineering expertise.  We partner with Corning’s businesses and the Science & Technology division. Together we create and sustain Corning’s manufacturing as a differential advantage.


Scope of Position:

  • Position requires strong technical understanding across many disciplines, leadership, process understanding, and the ability to engage with many principles. As part of a global team, this position will provide Control System Engineering Design solutions to Corning’s business to deliver best in class product to our customers.


Day to Day Responsibilities:

  • Provide technical leadership and expertise to design, develop, and deploy Control System Engineering Design solutions to global manufacturing facilities 
  • Responsible for initial concepts, design, development, testing, and deployment of Advanced Process Power Control Algorithms, Advanced Distributed Control System DCS integration, Software, and Hardware. Specify unique control algorithms and products used to produce glass, ceramic, and advanced life science products for our company.
  • Participate in all phases of projects including design, development, vendor integration and testing, installation, production start-up support, training of plant personnel, and technology transfer. 
  • Quickly resolve technical and contractual issues by good engineering practices, High level of technical expertise and hands-on tool & instrumentation experience to personally debug and solve issues.
  • Network design with Dual Ring Redundancy managed switch configuration experience for robust manufacturing system
  • Operation Technology (OT) data management and Data Analytics for Digital Transformation
  • Integrate Advanced Control Concepts using MATLAB, Simulink, other methods into plant floor control systems
  • Design Safety Control Systems to meet requirements of Risk Assessment, SISTEMA safety performance level requirements, and Guardian PLd level of machine safety
  • Interface with external system integrators and machine builders to successfully deliver fully integrated process equipment and systems including data collection. 
  • Provide leadership in the construction, testing, installation, and debug of control systems at domestic and international manufacturing sites. 
  • Work closely with Technology Development, Manufacturing, Division Engineering, and IT to industrialize and standardize equipment.
  • Ensure software architectures provide consistent data flow, tracking, and reporting
  • Adhere to the Software Coding Standard, standard software architectures, and system integration requirements to satisfy process and manufacturing requirements 
  • Generate and interpret electrical drawings for system design including control panel layouts, component documentation, and schematics. Prepare initial CAD design layouts of complete electrical controls systems and control sub-sections.  Review electrical drawing packages for conformance to Corning standards. 
  • Provide troubleshooting support for equipment and process issues during equipment installation and start-up phases, identify root cause and implement corrective actions. 
  • Ensure proactive safety measures for all equipment and processes. Identify and correct potential safety or environmental issues using NEC, NFPA, ISO and other pertinent safety codes.  Ensure safety procedures, such as Lock-Out Tag-Out, are always followed. 
  • Create/update documentation for release to production including machine specifications, operating procedures, and drawing packages. 
  • Train engineering, maintenance and operations people how to use and maintain systems.  
  • Visibly support the establishment and maintenance of a safe work environment.


Travel Requirements:

  • 40% travel domestic and International


Hours of work/work schedule/flex-time:

  • 43+ hours/week


Required Skills:

  • Control system programming skills including PLC logic, motion control, safety devices, high level languages. 
  • Experience integrating field devices including SCR, flow control, material handling, metering, motion control, temperature control, flow control, and associated safety systems into an overall systems package enabling a fully functional equipment platform
  • Electrical system design including control panel layouts, component selection, and schematics
  • Advanced Process Control Algorithms 
  • Advanced Distributed Control System DCS integration
  • MATLAB, Simulink, other advanced control development methods 
  • Knowledge of regulations applicable to control system safety and works to ensure compliance to NEC, NFPA, ISO, IEC, CE requirements. Incorporates safety and SISTEMA Performance Level requirements into equipment designs. 
  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • Technical expertise and hands-on tool & instrumentation experience
  • Ability to work in technical project teams in leadership and team member roles
  • High level of computer and network architecture knowledge
  • 5+ years’ work experience in controls systems design, engineering and/or manufacturing. 
  • Experience with Rockwell, Siemens, Mitsubishi, Omron PLC and control system products and programming. 
  • Operation Technology (OT) Digital Transformation data management and Data Analytics
  • Network design with Dual Ring Redundancy managed switch configuration experience 
  • Project management experience, including developing and adhering to project scope, budgets and schedules
  • Experience with thermal & optical manufacturing, including assembly process & device testing 
  • Experience with iFix Scada software and OSI PI data historian 
  • Drafting ability with Solidworks and/or AutoCAD
  • Data retrieval, plotting and data analytics
  • Strong communication and presentation skills


Soft Skills:

  • Harmonize the project team to enable cooperation and leadership to deliver exceptional, on-time solutions
  • Not afraid to take responsibility to solve any technical or performance problem
  • Ability to work closely with internal engineering and customers around the world to meet requirements 
  • Ability to work individually and on teams to execute projects on time, on budget, and with expected results 
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills 
  • Strong initiative 
  • Self-motivated


This position does 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.


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.

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