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Developer - Manufacturing Execution System - MES

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Date: Sep 18, 2021

Location: Corning, NY, US, 14831

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 47212



Odds are that the email you read this morning travelled over Corning Optical Fiber; the smartphone you used had a Corning cover glass; and the vehicle you drove to work had cleaner emissions because of a Corning catalytic converter substrate.


We are seeking out dedicated engineers and technicians who strive to see their work make a difference! If you have a passionate belief in the power of innovation to change the world; if you rate your own success by how many people are touched by your research; and if you are up to the challenge of doing world-class science to make real, profitable advanced materials, then Corning is the place for you.


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.



  • MES Engineer position with project leadership experience. This position requires expertise in MES systems, especially Siemens OpsCenter (formerly CAMSTAR). The candidate should have a strong working knowledge of the ISA-95 architecture with a heavy focus on MES and its interfaces (ERP and SCADA systems). The ideal candidate would have a record of leading design efforts to meet partner needs and managing project teams to deliver result to the business in a rigorous fashion. In addition to the strong technical and project management skills the candidate must also show a high level of communication skills, as well as a cultural fit, to be able to share solutions to complex problems.


Day to Day Responsibilities:

  • Solution Design & Development – Understand the customer specific manufacturing processes, identify the technical and functional requirements, generate technical designs using industry and company best practices, establish an approach, and deliver results to the business. This will be the major portion of the role’s responsibility
  • Technology Advisory & Consulting- Understand customer pain points and technical challenges leading to impact on business or customer experience, perform gap analysis between current state and industry/business best practices, identify solution alternatives in line with their specific context and objectives while highlighting the business benefits of investing in the technical solutions.
  • Project Estimation & Project Management – Lead and provide guidance of cost and scope to deliver business functionality. Lead technical teams to deliver designs to the business by following software approaches, such as AGILE and Waterfall, while managing project artifacts, such as timelines, budgets, and tasks, and using them to communicate status with project receivers and stakeholders
  • SDLC – Setup SDLC processes for projects as well as facilitating cross functional communication between the tool teams and engineering team to ensure quick resolution to issues in various environments.
  • Knowledge Management – Contribute towards updating knowledge assets, such as user manuals, workflows, help documents, and scripts. Support process audit activities.
  • Customer Management – build strong relationships with internal customer base



  • Depending on the projects, up to 25%


Education requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree or above in Computer Science, Industrial Engineering, Systems Engineering or related engineering discipline.


Years and area of experience

  • 7-10+ years experiences in leading highly technical MES projects in the manufacturing space


Required skills

  • Lead, design, implement and test full stack of Manufacturing Execution System (MES) technologies, especially Siemens OpsCenter. Interface with related manufacturing systems such as CMMS, Historian, SCADA, etc.
  • Development and promote best practices, architecture, and standards in the MES space
  • Ability to design MES components and integrate them into a quality architecture ensuring high quality ware is produced and supplied to the customer
  • Solid understanding of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), MES, equipment controls and how they integrate to provide a complete solution to the plant.
  • Strong leadership and project management skills
  • Thorough technical understanding of SDLC processes using tools like Jira, Git, etc.
  • Strong technical development skills including .Net, especially C#, database technologies such as MS SQL Server, Oracle, or MariaDB.
  • Strong troubleshooting skills, logical and methodical approach to debugging
  • Cognizant of data storage technologies, networking, general IT hardware and software
  • Basic understanding of manufacturing operation and management
  • Broad-based communication skills to interact with customers in all areas of the business and at all levels of the organization.


Desired skills

  • Prior engineering experience with technical/project leadership responsibility for the design, development, and deployment of software and/or IT solutions for manufacturing environment
  • Experience in manufacturing information systems with process data collection and controls, shop floor and factory network systems architecture design for data integrity and reliability


Soft skills

  • Strong work ethic, high degree of Commitment and Initiative
  • Results-Orientation (bias for action)
  • Disciplined and Rigorous
  • Customer-Focused Orientation


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.


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