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Controls Engineer

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Date: Nov 11, 2021

Location: Corning, NY, US, 14831

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 50308

Corning is the world leader in specialty glass and ceramics, building and manufacturing keystone components that enable high-technology systems. Corning’s history is filled with breakthrough technologies that have played a meaningful role in the way the world works. We thrive on solving difficult, commercially relevant problems through a creative and collaborative research and development process.


Corning succeeds through sustained investment in R&D, more than 160 years of materials science and process engineering knowledge, and a distinctive reciprocal culture. Corning's Manufacturing, Technology and Engineering division (MTE) is recognized as the leader in engineering perfection & 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 build and sustain Corning’s manufacturing as a differential advantage.


Scope of Position: 

  • Design and develop electrical control systems to solve significant processing and material handling opportunities for Corning Incorporated worldwide. Focus will be on the design, commissioning and start-up of new equipment or modifications of existing equipment to meet challenging objectives in material handling, process control and data acquisition in Corning manufacturing facilities worldwide.


Day to Day Responsibilities: 

  • This entry level position will offer a highly motivated, self-starter the opportunity to participate in a team to design, develop, build and commission new manufacturing processes across Corning’s seven divisions. Daily functions include:
    • Work in larger teams to design complete systems to control stability of thermodynamics, fluid dynamics, mechanical motion, chemical management, robotics, power and electromechanical systems. 
    • Actively participate in all phases of the project including design, fabrication, off-line integration and testing, installation, production start-up support, training of plant personnel and technology transfer.  Independently follow construction of equipment in vendors’ facilities. 
    • Design and integrate PLC based process and automation controls into robust manufacturing environments. 
    • Develop capability in manufacturing systems for seamless part tracking and data analysis from PLC to MES & ERP. 
    • Coordinate with project managers to development and implementation control systems with state-of-the-art manufacturing capabilities. 
    • Work to enable productivity gains through innovative control software and hardware design implementations. 
    • Collect and interpret control project needs from a variety of sources.
    • Development and deploy process and automation controls on a global scale.
    • Development of custom equipment drivers, function blocks, AOI’s etc. Enhance centralized software libraries. 
    • Test validity of solutions that use traditional and advanced controls. 
    • Provide associated documentation including requirements, design, budget, test plans and user guides. 
    • Individual must be capable of executing project assignments in a cross-functional team-based environment. 
    • Report on project activities on a pre-determined basis.  Ensure results meet the customer’s requirements as well as applicable national and international equipment safety design standards. 
    • Mentor and promote software development best practices. 
    • Ensure coding standard compliance through Peer Code Reviews 
    • Prepare, present and publish technical papers in public forums to advance personal technical reputation and Corning Incorporated


Travel Requirement: 

  • >40% domestic and international travel possible. 


Required Education:  

  • BS in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science or Mechatronics required.  


Required Skills: 

  • Well versed in electrical engineering principles. 
  • Familiar with control software technology: PLC/Ladder Logic, C#, JAVA, Visual Basic, Python, etc. 
  • Understanding of advanced process controls techniques: PID, Model Based, Feed Forward, etc. 
  • Motivation to participate in the design, development and delivery of fully integrated control systems for automation and process controls in manufacturing.
  • Understanding of electrical panel layout, schematics, system testing and safe troubleshooting. 
  • Ability to partner with external resources to design, develop, build and deploy integrated manufacturing systems to global manufacturing facilities.
  • Ability to perform and document risk assessments and design safety systems in compliance with the latest safety standards. 
  • Rigor in experimental execution and analysis.


Desired Skills:

  • Familiarity with IEC 61131-3 programming standards including ladder logic, function blocks (AOI’s), structured text and sequential flowchart desirable.
  • Experience with machine vision acquisition and analysis 
  • Robotics (Fanuc, ABB, Epson, Motoman, etc)
  • Works well with other disciplines (process, mechanical engineering, project management) 
  • Controls/Electrical Experience in Manufacturing 
  • Basic project management skills (e.g. scoping, budgeting, timelines etc.) 
  • Some knowledge of system engineering, process support and debug 
  • Knowledge of process requirements gathering 
  • Familiarity with communication interfaces (Serial, Ethernet, general IP networking) 
  • Basic knowledge of processes comprised of thermodynamics, fluid dynamics, and heat transfer. 


Soft Skills:

  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written)  
  • Interpersonal skills – engaging, enabling, open 
  • Strong organizational skills 
  • Ability to collaborate with internal customers around the world to achieve business goals. 
  • Strong problem-solving skills. 


Sound like you? Apply now!


This position does not support immigration sponsorship.


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.


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


Corning Incorporated focuses on building a diverse global workforce where differences are celebrated, and employees feel safe bringing their “whole selves” to work. Our Diversity Network hosts 18 active and distinctive Employee Resource Groups. Employees have access to Allyship resources, podcasts, an internal video channel, digital learning series and trainings, all focused on building and celebrating global diversity and inclusion. Corning has been recognized as a leader in this regard and has been consistently recognized as a national employer of choice.

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