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Controls Systems Engineer

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Date: Oct 17, 2021

Location: Durham, NC, US, 27712

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 47298



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.


Day to Day Responsibilities:

  • Design and integrate PLC based process and automation controls into robust manufacturing environment.
  • 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 capacity.
  • Dramatically advance productivity gains through control software / hardware design implementations.
  • Collect and interpret control project needs from a variety of sources
  • Development and deploy process and automation controls on global scale
  • Development of custom instrumentation drivers.
  • Expand the Corning Incorporated manufacturing process knowledge base
  • Design complete systems to control stability of thermodynamics, fluid dynamics, mechanical, motion, chemical, robotics, power, molecular structure, multi-state physics, and electromechanical systems.
  • Test validity of solutions that use traditional and advanced control.
  • 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.
  • Prepare, present and publish technical papers in public forums to advance personal technical reputation and Corning Incorporated


Travel Requirements:

  • Estimate travel at 30-50% depending upon specific project assignment.
  • Domestic and International.


Required Education and Years of Experience:

  • B.S. or M.S. in Electrical or Computer Science Required
  • >5 years of experience in controls systems engineering


Required Skills:

  • Experience with programming PLC’s and HMI’s with complete systems integration
  • Well versed in electrical control panel design and experience in advanced control implementation
  • Experience designing, developing and delivering fully integrated machine and motion control, automation, and process machine systems to manufacturing
  • Able to effectively leverage external machine builders and system integrators for detail design, build, and integration of later stages of system implementation.
  • PLC and iC base programming structure including ladder logic, function blocks, structured text, and sequential flowchart.


Desired Skills:

  • Pack ML programming experience highly desired
  • Modeling and simulation skills highly desired.


This position does 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.


Nearest Major Market: Durham
Nearest Secondary Market: Raleigh