Controls Engineer

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Date: Mar 31, 2024

Location: Harrodsburg, KY, US, 40330

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 62435


Corning is vital to progress – in the industries we help shape and in the world we share.

We invent life-changing technologies using materials science. Our scientific and manufacturing expertise, boundless curiosity, and commitment to purposeful invention place us at the center of the way the world interacts, works, learns, and lives.

Our sustained investment in research, development, and invention means we’re always ready to solve the toughest challenges alongside our customers. 

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:

Rebuild, continuous improvement, and cost reduction projects as well as first generation projects for the Harrodsburg Plant. Projects will involve software and/or electrical power solutions.

Role within group: Project/rebuild support and controls troubleshooting.


Day to Day Responsibilities:

• Provide electrical & controls support for the BOD (Bottom of the Draw), mixing, and measurement production processes.

• Partner with the Research and Development, Application Development and Product Engineering organizations to understand the application requirements and determine needs for future systems.

• Develop fundamental understanding of critical process and technical requirements, identify areas of technical risk in assigned projects, conduct prototype / feasibility testing to verify concept, and define and document system design specifications.

• 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.

• Interface with external system integrators and machine builders to successfully deliver fully integrated process equipment systems.


Required Education/Skills:

• Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Electrical Engineering Technology or Computer Engineering

• Ability to troubleshoot difficult process problems and determine root cause through process experimentation and data analysis.

• This is a functional position that requires strong technical curiosity, leadership skills (specs, scopes, budget, timeline, etc), and the ability/desire to learn as well as train others.

• Rigor and detail oriented in controls/software design, development, testing and documentation.

• Strong team player who takes personal ownership for their areas of responsibility.


Desired Skills:

• PLC, HMI, Motion, and Industrial Robot – Programming and configuration knowledge/interest

• Controls/Electrical Experience in Manufacturing

• Broad skill set (first principal design to implementation/installation)

• Working knowledge of 480V and below 3 phase power systems including National Codes (NEC, OSHA, NFPA 70E, etc)

• Knowledgeable of electrical design and machine standards (NFPA, NEC, ANSI RIA R15.06, etc.)


Travel Requirements:

• Possible international travel

• All travel less than 5%


Hours of work/work schedule/flextime:

• 8 AM– 5 PM / 24-hour production support

• Weekend team (periodic) & project team production coverage


Required to sign a Covenant Not to Compete


This position does not support immigration sponsorship.  


The range for this position is  $68,419.00   -  $94,077.00 assuming full time status. Starting pay for the successful applicant is dependent on a variety of job-related factors, including but not limited to geographic location, market demands, experience, training, and education. The benefits available for this position are dependent on hours worked and may include medical, dental, vision, 401(k) plan, pension plan, life insurance coverage, disability benefits, and PTO.

Corning Puts YOU First! 

We are committed to supporting your health, financial, career development, and life goals as you grow professionally and personally to achieve your highest potential. All benefits begin as soon as you start your career at Corning. 

  • Our monetary peer-to-peer recognition program is tied to our Values and celebrates you and your colleagues’ contributions. 
  • Health and well-being benefits include medical, dental, vision, paid parental leave, mental health/substance use, fitness, and disease management programs.  
  • Financial benefits include a 401(k) savings plan with company matching contributions and a 100% company-paid pension benefit that grows steadily throughout your career. 
  • Companywide bonus and attractive short- and long-term compensation programs are available based on your role and responsibilities.   
  • Professional development programs help you grow and achieve your career goals.


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. To request an accommodation, please contact us at

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