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Electrical Controls Engineer

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Date: Jun 18, 2022

Location: Corning, NY, US, 14831

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 53235


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.

The Specialty Materials segment manufactures products that provide more than 150 material formulations for glass, glass ceramics and fluoride crystals to meet demand for unique customer needs. Consequently, this segment operates in a wide variety of commercial and industrial markets that include display optics and components, semiconductor optics components, aerospace and defense, astronomy, ophthalmic products, telecommunications components and cover glass that is optimized for portable display devices.


Scope of Position:

  • Provides subject matter expertise in controls engineering that improves product, process and/or equipment performance (cost, quality, and service) and/or advances the innovation process to enable the delivery of new products. Provide electrical and software solutions for increased process selects, increased material utilization, decreased costs, and improvement to product quality by planning, organizing, and implementing projects. The major focus for this position is on electrical and controls equipment design and build, software design, implementation and testing for equipment engineered for specific processes, specifications for control systems for new equipment engineered for specific processes as well as upgrades to improve existing equipment performance as well as processes.


Day to Day Responsibilities:

  • Writing and programming code for Allen Bradley PLC
  • Evaluates electrical systems, products, components, and applications by designing and conducting testing, applying knowledge of electricity and materials
  • Designs electrical and control systems by studying customer requirements, researching and testing manufacturing and assembly methods and materials
  • Develops control and software systems by designing and modifying equipment for manufacturing various products, soliciting observations from operators
  • Assures product quality by designing testing methods; testing finished products and system capabilities
  • Prepares product reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information and trends
  • Provides engineering information by answering questions and requests.
  • Keeps equipment operational by following manufacturer's instructions and established procedures, requesting repair service
  • Completes projects by training and guiding technicians or working with equipment engineers
  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies
  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed


Travel Requirements:

  • Average of 30% travel, both domestic and international travel.


Education & Experience:

  • We require a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering or Computer / Software Engineering or equivalent technical degree with focus on Controls, Electrical and Software Engineering
  • We are seeking 0 - 3 years control engineering experience (Allen Bradley PLC experience preferred) Integration of PLC controls systems
  • Ability to write and program software (HMI and ladder logic)
  • Manufacturing and engineering experience
  • Ability to design and run tests to ensure controls and software meet specifications
  • Project leadership (scope to implementation)
  • Track record of delivering results.
  • Attention to detail
  • Strong communication skills and ability to work across various divisions, groups and cultures


Desired Skills

  • Experience with Allen Bradley systems
  • Capable of electronics troubleshooting
  • Familiar with electronic testing design
  • Project management
  • Quality focused
  • Capable of analyzing information
  • Emphasizing excellence
  • Six Sigma certification and/or Lean manufacturing knowledge and experience


Required to sign covenant not to compete


This position does not support immigration sponsorship.


Corning offers a competitive salary, vacation, pension, and family medical leave.


Are you ready to start an exciting career with Corning, Inc.? Apply today!


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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