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Date: Jul 6, 2019

Location: Harrodsburg, KY, US, 40330

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 36050


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.

Corning’s Display Technologies segment manufactures glass substrates for active matrix liquid crystal displays (“LCDs”) that are used primarily in LCD televisions, notebook computers and flat panel desktop monitors.

In this role, you will assist with rebuilds, continuous improvement, and cost reduction projects as well as first generation projects for the Harrodsburg, KY Plant. Projects will involve software and/or electrical power solutions.

-  Production Support, Rebuild Support, Project Support

-  Support Areas - Operations, BOD (Bottom of the Draw), Mixing, and Measurements

-  We provide electrical & controls support for the production processes

-  You will be involved in working with Process and Controls Engineering in the application of electrical and controls concepts to identify, design and implement continuous improvement/cost reduction projects.

-  Daily production support involving troubleshooting, problem solving and working with the equipment maintenance organization will be required.

-  Work with project team to tackle difficult automation problems, resolve project related issues, and develop fundamental understanding of technical/process requirements critical to system success

-  Design, and/or direct resources, to develop fully integrated motion control systems, robot cells, and safety systems

-  You will collaborate with external system integrators and machine builders to successfully deliver fully integrated process equipment systems.

-  We anticipate less than 5% travel with this role, there is a possibility of international travel

-  Typically we work 8-5pm, along with 24 hour production support of the plant.

-  Weekend team (periodic) & project team production coverage

-  We require a minimum of a Bachelor of Engineering degree for this role. Minimum GPA of 3.3 or better.

-  1+ years of working experience or a recent graduate with prior internship/co-op experience



-  Interest/knowledge in PLC/HMI/Motion Programming and Low Voltage Power systems (600V and below)

-  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.

-  Ability to plan upfront, communicate issues, and execute solutions quickly and efficiently.

-  Works well with other disciplines (process, mechanical engineering) and providing/receiving direction

-  Strong written and verbal skills

-  Able to work in a team based environment and participate on a highly diverse team

-  Standout colleague who takes personal ownership for their areas of responsibility

-  Rockwell and Mitsubishi programming knowledge/experience

-  Controls/Electrical experience in manufacturing

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

-  Working knowledge of 480V and below 3 phase power systems

-  AutoCAD

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

-  Familiarity with programming in ladder logic or equivalent.

-  We are seeking solid leadership skills and strong communication skills

-  Technical writing

-  Self directed and ability to create direction

-  Ability to handle multiple task


Do your colleagues consider you to be positive, open and engaging and an effective member of a dynamic team?

Are you a self-starter, passionate about engineering and have a high level of technical curiosity?

Are you dedicated, open to new ideas and recognized for your flexibility to change?


This position does not support immigration sponsorship.





We prohibit discrimination on the basis of  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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