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Date: Jan 4, 2022

Location: Corning, NY, US, 14831

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 48444


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.

At Corning, our growth is fueled by a commitment to innovation. We succeed through sustained investment in research & development, a unique combination of material and process innovation, and close collaboration with customers to solve tough technology challenges. We are a four-time National Medal of Technology winner thanks to our technology leadership and R&D environment, which attract and enable the best scientific minds in the world. This pipeline of talent has brought life-changing innovation to your fingertips for more than 160 years.


Scope of Position:

This position is in the Sullivan Park Operations Directorate, within the Laboratory Services Management & Engineering (LSME) Department. The primary function of the department is to provide support for R&D activities by providing professional services in project management, infrastructure engineering, and laboratory space management. This position is responsible for Pollution Abatement control system installation, engineering, drafting, programming and maintenance support. This is an engineering technician position within the Infrastructure Engineering function with a focus on implementation and sustainability of Laboratory Electrical Power and Controls systems through use of technology and industry best practices in order to ensure system readiness and operational performance. Through these efforts the Infrastructure Engineering group provides improvements in quality, cost, project delivery & safety in support of S&T laboratory operations. A key part of this job is interfacing with facility infrastructure systems owners, laboratory personnel and Project Manager’s to enable system evaluations for process suitability and safety. Close relationships with internal customers, the Process Hazard Review Board, the Safety & Health Department, Life Safety Systems Engineering (LSSE), Work Place Services (WPS) Engineering, Process Control & Instrumentation (PC&I), IT and SP Security are required. The expectation is that this position will proactively support installation, engineering and maintenance of the building’s laboratory electrical power and controls systems to meet requirements and drive laboratory infrastructure & controls systems efficiency improvements. The position also requires significant customer interfacing, involving understanding the customer’s processes and needs, negotiating with multiple customers, maintaining good customer relationships, and providing the customer with the most efficient support. This role requires guidance and oversight of internal/external project manager’s, engineers and trade contractors, including coaching and educating customers regarding pollution control requirements.


Day to Day Responsibilities:

1. Participate and support the department’s safety initiatives as they pertain to Laboratory Electrical Power and Controls.

2. Perform programming and configuration of various control systems including Pollution Control System PLC’s, Human Machine Interfaces, and the Siemens Apogee Building Automation System.

3. Develop & implement engineering for Laboratory Power and Control System design.

4. Oversee external engineering, design and service suppliers

5. Lead electrical infrastructure system routine work including downloading firmware, making software changes, providing testing assistance, and electrician or process technician support.

6. Provide installation, troubleshooting, and preventative maintenance support on all equipment when needed

7. Provide Rough Order Magnitude estimates to internal customers for Electrical and Control System Engineering solutions.

8. Maintain processes, standards, customer communications & metrics


Travel Requirements: <5%, Conferences or internal customer request as approved by manager Hours of work/work schedule/flex-time: Typical 7am-4pm, or as determined appropriate by manager, 24/7 On-Call support when required


Required Education:

Two-year technical degree in process controls, power systems, electrical engineering technology or related field


Required Years and Area of Experience:

Minimum of 5 years of experience in electrical power systems and distribution, control system integration, programmable logic controller programming, graphic user interface programming, data base management, application of codes in engineering, drafting, electrical installation oversight, and system commissioning


Required Skills

• Industrial power and distribution system background and knowledge of: UPS, transformer, substation, MCC and power panel functionality and hierarchy.

• Familiar with NYS Building and Fire Codes

• Control system integration experience; engineering, drafting, programming and testing

• Experience with programming and configuring Allen Bradley PLC’s and working with Human Machine Interfaces

• Experience with FactoryTalk

• Effective troubleshooting, maintenance and testing experience and training

• Building, life safety and process controls experience and training (Internal/External)

• Effective written, verbal and presentation communication skills

• Proficiency with AutoCAD and MS Office i.e. Word, Excel, Visio, PowerPoint and Project • Customer Service/Interaction

• Variable Frequency Drive Experience

• Industrial Networks and communication experience: Ethernet TCP/IP, Modbus RTU RS232 or RS485, BACnet

• Network & Data Historian configuration (OSI PI or similar)

• Creation and maintenance of documentation, schematics, and process and instrumentation diagrams

• Design and troubleshoot a range of electrical and instrumentation systems


Desired Skills

• Working knowledge of NPFA 70E (Electrical Safety Standard)

• Familiarity with IEEE 1584-2018 - IEEE Guide for Performing Arc-Flash Hazard Calculations

• Project Management

• Statistical Process Control/Six Sigma

• Document Control and Process Discipline

• LEAN Principles • Knowledge and understanding of various power topologies.

• Experience in developing control methods for power devices.

• Experience in controlling industrial machinery and processes.

• Understanding of Arc Flash and selective tripping schemes


Soft Skills:

1. Safety and customer focused

2. Delivers tasks to completion

3. Ability to perform work independently and to give clear direction to others

4. Adaptable and flexible, Team player / collaborative

5. Ability to manage multiple priorities

6. Prioritize work to meet completion dates considering both unexpected and planned needs


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.


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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