Controls Engineer

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Date: Jun 5, 2024

Location: Harrodsburg, KY, US, 40330

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 63224


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. 


Corning’s businesses are ever evolving to best serve our customers, industries, and consumers. Today, we accelerate and transform life sciences, mobile consumer electronics, optical communications, display, and automotive markets. We are changing the world with: 

  • Trusted products that accelerate drug discovery, development, and delivery to save lives
  • Damage-resistant cover glass to enhance the devices that keep us connected
  • Optical fiber, wireless technologies, and connectivity solutions to carry information and ideas at the speed of light
  • Precision glass for advanced displays to deliver richer experiences 
  • Auto glass and ceramics to drive cleaner, safer, and smarter transportation 


Scope of Position: 
Rebuild, production support, 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. 

Day to Day Responsibilities: 

  • Provide electrical & controls support for the BOD (Bottom of the Draw) and mixing 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/Experience :

  • BSEE, BSEET (minimum of 3.0 GPA)
  • 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 and the desire to learn. 
  • 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 familiarization with National Codes (NEC, OSHA, NFPA 70E, etc) 
  • Knowledgeable of electrical design and familiarization of machine standards (IEC, ANSI, RIA R15.06, etc.) 


Soft Skills: 

  • Interdisciplinary collaboration skills 
  • Communication skills 
  • Technical writing 
  • Ability to work well with others in a team environment 
  • Self-directed and ability to create direction 
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks


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

Nearest Major Market: Lexington

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