Facilities Controls Engineer

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Date: Jun 19, 2024

Location: Harrodsburg, KY, US, 40330

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 63343


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 Manufacturing, Technology and Engineering division (MTE) is recognized as the leader in engineering excellence & innovative manufacturing technologies by providing diverse skills to Corning’s existing & emerging businesses.

We anticipate & provide timely, valued, leading edge manufacturing technologies and engineering expertise.  We partner with Corning’s businesses and the Science & Technology division. Together we create and sustain Corning’s manufacturing as a differential advantage.


Corning is the world leader in specialty glass and ceramics, creating and manufacturing keystone components that enable high-technology systems. Corning’s history is filled with breakthrough technologies that have played an important role in the way the world works. We thrive on solving difficult, commercially relevant problems through an innovative and collaborative research and development process. Corning succeeds through sustained investment in R&D, more than 160 years of materials science and process engineering knowledge, and a distinctive collaborative culture. Corning’s Mobile Consumer Electronics segment manufactures glass substrates for mobile consumer electronics include mobile phones. This position is for a Controls Engineer for critical facility support systems at the Harrodsburg site.


Scope of Position:

  • Provide controls-related subject matter expertise and technical support for operation and maintenance of critical Facility and Asset Protection systems at the Harrodsburg site. Supported systems include:
    • Emergency Power including generators and Automatic Transfer Switches (ATSs)
    • Process Recirculating Water (PRW)
    • Emergency City Water (ECW)
    • Chilled Water System (CHW)
    • Cooling Tower Water System (CTW)
    • Compressed Dry Air (CDA) and Emergency CDA (ECDA)
    • Process Gasses (N2, O2, NG, SNG)
    • Pollution Abatement (PA)
    • Steam System
    • Process Cooling Fan systems (Block Cooling)
  • Manage capital projects related to facility support system upgrades and/or Energy Improvement projects.


Day to Day Responsibilities:

  • Support the site’s operate/maintain personnel with subject matter expertise and active hands-on support for operation and maintenance of all control systems and software related to facility and asset protection support systems.
  • Troubleshoot and resolve controls/electrical-related issues that arise with critical support systems.
  • Lead efforts to identify and resolve obsolescence issues with electrical devices and controls for critical systems.
  • Provide support for Emergency Response Drills involving failure of critical facility support systems.
  • Provide support for critical facility system function tests.
  • Share knowledge, train, and teach operate/maintain personnel regarding electrical and control-related aspects of facility systems.
  • Assist in the development of training materials and deliver training on facility systems.
  • Lead field support teams during the installation and checkout of new technology and designs.
  • Manage electrical contract resources as needed for improvement and repair projects.
  • Support the development and maintenance of thorough design documentation based on governing codes, design standards, and department procedures.
  • Ensure Electrical and Controls drawings are archived properly.
  • Update P&ID documentation for facilities services equipment and backup systems within the plant.
  • Develop and document Preventive Maintenance procedures for electrical/controls aspects of facility support systems.
  • Participate or sometimes lead Six-Sigma DMAIC or DESGN Performance Excellence projects.


 Required Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's Degree or Master's Degree in Electrical Engineering or Electrical Engineering Technology
  • 2-3 years of engineering experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Strong demonstrated experience with industrial controls, field instrumentation, HMI software, PLC code, and control platforms.
  • Ability to use the scientific method and engineering principles to solve problems thoroughly and effectively
  • Ability to translate engineering solutions to process requirements that deliver and/or improve performance criteria
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize work on an independent basis in a fast-paced manufacturing environment
  • Strong data analysis and interpretation skills


Desired Skills:

  • In depth experience with GE iFix software
  • In depth experience with other similar HMI/SCADA technologies
  • Basic knowledge and capability with electrical AutoCAD
  • Experience in glass manufacturing
  • Good working knowledge of mechanical engineering principles (thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, heat transfer, material science)
  • Good working knowledge of manufacturing site utilities (boilers, chillers, compressors, cooling towers)
  • Good working knowledge of power distribution systems
  • Good working knowledge of emergency power systems
  • Six Sigma Greenbelt or Blackbelt certification
  • Good understanding of Lean Manufacturing techniques  
  • Basic knowledge of Six Sigma (DMAIC / DESGN) methodology


Soft Skills:

  • Personal initiative and commitment; positive attitude, flexible, and strong work ethic
  • Organized with good planning and time management skills
  • Ability to build relationships within cross functional groups; team building skills
  • Strong communication and presentation skills
  • Ability to allocate/supervise resources to accomplish goals



This position does not support immigration sponsorship.  

The range for this position is  $85,524.00   -  $117,596.00 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 accommodations@corning.com.

Nearest Major Market: Lexington

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