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Electrical/Controls Project Leader - Fairport, NY

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Date: Jan 23, 2022

Location: Fairport, NY, US, 14450

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 50898


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:

  • A member of a plant facilities department and will run individual projects as well as work on project teams. The work takes place within a high-quality specialty glass manufacturing plant.
  • Project scope, cost, and schedule development are required. Handling these same areas on active projects is required.
  • Design and implement production equipment, measurement, and control systems for manufacturing high quality specialty glass. Control systems include a DCS process control system, PLCs for sequential logic and single loop control.
  • Develop software and/or use applications to support manufacturing and analysis of equipment, products, processes, and experiments.
  • Design and support installation of electrical power distribution within the manufacturing facility.
  • Projects typically focus on yield, efficiency, and cycle time improvements, troubleshooting, downtime reduction, cost reduction, improving resource or process capability.
  • New or enhanced equipment capability
  • Work is related to products for the semiconductor, display, and commercial telescopic mirrors applications.
  • Performs a variety of duties in the electronic, mechanical, electromechanical, or optical areas
  • Constructs, solves problems, calibrates, adjusts, tests, and maintains equipment, components, devices, or systems.
  • Works from schematics, engineering drawings, and written or verbal instructions. Operates related equipment; conducts tests and reports data in prescribed format.


  • Controls engineering responsibilities include establishing project scope requirements, concept development followed by system design, vendor selection, fabrication and test, installation, and startup for complete integrated controls systems for development and manufacturing applications.
  • Solutions must meet customer technical requirements, and requirements for cost and schedule.
  • Researches, develops, designs, and tests electrical and controls components, equipment, systems, and networks. Designs electrical and controls equipment, facilities, components, products, and systems for industrial or commercial purposes.
  • Performs calibration and alignment checks; makes adjustments, modifications, and replacements as directed; prepares prescribed compounds and solutions.

Education & Experience:

  • We require a Bachelor of Science, Electrical Engineering or higher
  • We are seeking several years of experience working in a manufacturing environment
  • Leadership and project management skills
  • Problem solving skills and solid hands on approach
  • Hands on experience with computers, motion control systems, PLC programming, and data acquisition.
  • Working knowledge of National Electric Code, NFPA 79, NFPA 70E, including overload protection, fault current analysis, and arc flash analysis.
  • Experience with advanced control theory, calibration and standards, and design and safety codes (above).
  • Solid understanding of electrical and control systems, systems programming, logic and process control, user documentation and communication.
  • CAD skills; power, load flow, and short circuit

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • Should enjoy applied engineering in a real-world setting.
  • Work with production and maintenance workers in a manufacturing setting
  • Provides general supervision to lower level supervisors and direct supervision to exempt employees and/or skilled nonexempt employees.
  • Receive project level direction and complete tasks on own.
  • Communicate priorities and give direction to others.
  • Interaction normally requires the ability to gain cooperation of others, conducting presentations of technical information concerning specific projects/schedules, etc.


  • We anticipate less thank 10% travel for this role to suppliers, contractors, or other Corning locations.


  • Working times will vary depending on the plant and project.
  • A minimum of 40 hours per week is expected with additional time required to satisfy project requirements.


Required to sign a 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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