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Facility Engineer

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Date: May 13, 2021

Location: Corning, NY, US, 14831

Company: Corning

Scope of Position (i.e. projects involved with and role within group):

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 coordination of laboratory infrastructure systems including design oversight, installation, and receivership of new systems, operational monitoring and process control of equipment by leveraging engineering principles, standards, processes and best practices. This is a technical individual contributor position with a focus on safe operation, reliability, and sustainability of laboratory infrastructure support equipment and processes. A key function of this job is customer interfacing, knowledge and understanding of customer’s processes and needs, consulting with multiple customers, maintaining good customer relationships, and providing the customer with the most effective support. The position also requires significant interface with Project Managers, Facility Engineering and Trades to enable laboratory evaluations for process suitability and cost estimates. The expectation is that this position will assist in the planning of customer project requirements and project delivery efficiency improvements.


Day to Day Responsibilities:

1. Participate and support the department’s safety initiatives

2. Technical liaison for bulk gases and process cooling water systems

3. Technical liaison for laboratory exhaust/HVAC systems, gas cabinets, exhaust end devices including fume hoods, specialty hoods (e.g. canopy), and other end devices which require inspection.

4. Effectively support projects through the entire project life-cycle from initiation to close-out

5. Hands-on system engineer with significant field work and Trades/Customer interface

6. Provide system level maintenance, troubleshooting and corrective action follow up

7. Responsible for directing suppliers, Trades and Process Technicians

8. Off hour support when required (on-call rotation, emergencies)

9. Maintain mechanical system level documentation and functional understanding

10. Assess suitability of infrastructure system for capacity and specific customer requirements

11. Communicate and elevate technical issues and recommendations to functional leadership when appropriate.


Travel Requirements (please note if international): <5%, Conferences or internal customer request as approved by manager

Hours of work/work schedule/flex-time: Typical 8am-5pm, or as determined appropriate by manager

Education and Experience (minimum required for consideration) Preferred BS in Engineering (Mechanical, Electrical, or relevant). 10 years of experience in an engineering discipline with at least 3 years of experience with facility/infrastructure or process equipment.


Required Skills (These are skills that candidates MUST possess)

1. Familiarity with exhaust/HVAC facility/infrastructure equipment operation (e.g. air handlers, exhaust fans, dust collectors, wet scrubbers)

2. Project engineering and team experience

3. Functional understanding of HVAC/Exhaust system

4. Functional understanding and experience with bulk/process gases and piping

5. Mechanical system testing and commissioning coordination

6. Ability to obtain and analyze data to confirm proper system operation

7. Interpretation of technical documentation (e.g. specifications, schematics, P&ID’s, etc.)

8. Effective written, verbal and presentation communication skills

9. Proficiency with MS Office i.e. Word, Excel, Visio, PowerPoint and Project

10. Customer Service/Interaction


Desired Skills (These are skills that would be nice for candidates to possess)

• Six Sigma awareness or certification

• NYS Building Code Awareness

• Familiarity with Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS)

• AutoCAD, SolidWorks, Revit, NAVIS Works

• Knowledge of infrastructure and facilities engineering related to laboratory operations

• Familiarity with building management/control systems


Soft Skills (Communication/Team/Leadership)

• Safety and customer focused

• Ability to perform work independently and to give clear direction to others

• Adaptable and flexible

• Team player / collaborative

• Ability to manage multiple priorities

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

Nearest Major Market: Corning