Controls Technician

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Date: Jun 2, 2024

Location: Harrodsburg, KY, US, 40330

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 62848


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:

Manufacturing support for a 24/7 operational facility along with rebuild, continuous improvement, and cost reduction 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 Draw) and Mixing production processes.
  • The position involves 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.
  • 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.
  • Individual must be capable of executing project assignments, in a team-based environment, with minimal supervision.


Required Education/Experience

  • Required Education: Electrical Engineering Technology (AAS)
  • 3+ Years of Experience
  • Methodical troubleshooting skills on dynamic automation and motion control equipment following basic scientific methods.
  • Trained in electrical troubleshooting techniques at the component level, to include safe practices, testing equipment, and personal protection equipment.
  • Capable of independently supporting daily manufacturing operations, while receiving and attending to minor projects on said equipment.
  • PLC, HMI, Motion, and Industrial Robot – Programming and configuration knowledge


Desired Skills:

  • Programming/configuration knowledge and experience – Rockwell, Mitsubishi, FANUC Robots, OSI Pi, iFIX(Proficy), Proface, and PILZ
  • 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.)
  • Experience working in a union facility.


Hours of work/work schedule/flextime:

  • 8 AM– 5 PM / 24-hour production support
  • Weekend team (periodic) & project team production coverage



This position does not support immigration sponsorship.

The range for this position is  $56,926.00   -  $78,273.00 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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