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Automation Engineer, AGS, Hefei

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Date: Oct 1, 2021

Location: Hefei, AH, CN, 230011

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 49421


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.

Purpose of the Position:

• Provide subject matter expertise(SME) in the plant for mechanical engineering analysis expertise to deliver robust, cost effective equipment, automation and machine systems.

• Take the lead to continuously to develop and automation equipment and process to solve difficult technical, engineering related problems of improving quality, cost, reliability, lower variability and maximizing the equipment efficiency.

• Transfer automation equipment and process technology from division to plant operation.


Day to Day Responsibilities:

• Initially: Support setup of new production line

• Provide leadership in problem solving and technical expertise, to ensure timely trouble-shooting on automation equipment related (such as robot arms teaching, precision device calibration, sequence optimization etc.) problems and develop basic understanding of process requirements.

• Defines and documents equipment design specifications, develops equipment design concepts, design and follows construction of prototype and production equipment, conducts proof of concept tests, collects and evaluates data, and makes engineering recommendations.

• Interface with external machine builders, systems integrators, and suppliers to specify and successfully deliver fully integrated equipment’s systems to plant on-time, on-budget, and in satisfaction of process performance measures.

• Actively participates in system integration, check-out, installation, debug, production start-up, and training of plant personnel.

• Comply with all safety, quality, and IP requirements and continuously improvements.

• Report on project activities on a pre-determined basis. Ensure results meet the customer’s requirements and standards.

• Report out the issues with professional data analysis and clear logical process.

• Equipment downtime analysis and improvement to maximize equipment efficiency.

• Develop training materials and provide job related training for technicians and others

• Identify, justify and run cost reduction and capacity improvement projects

• Establish and update system SOS/PM/SOP as needed and ensure all procedures are properly written and followed

• Ensure mechanical/electrical drawings, operation manuals and software packages are archived properly within the plant.

• Periodic weekend and shift coverage may become a requirement.


Education & Experience

  • Bachelor Degree and above in Mechanical & Automation, and Aeronautic Engineering related.
  • 3~5 + years hands on automation system development, prototyping, debug and optimization for manufacturing or production. Required Skills
  •  Excellent 2D/3D CAD skills, Solid Works, AutoCAD is a must.  Understanding of equipment mechanical and control.
  •  3+ years in commercial robot installation, programming and simulation (Fanuc, ABB, Kuka, Yaskawa, Kawasaki etc.).
  •  Experience on automation equipment design and integration such as material handling, CNC for finishing, conveyor, facility Automation, CCD integration.
  •  Good commanding on automation equipment design and process equipment integration.
  •  Familiar with commercial standard parts include mechanical and sensing components application and selection.
  •  Skill in pneumatics controls applications: such as vacuum generator, cylinder, solenoid valve, regulator, filters, etc.
  •  Fix problem (based on fundamental understanding of problems) with timing, cost saving, data-driven, and detail oriented.
  • Familiar with problem solving and statistic data analysis methodology.
  •  Use rigorous processes and data to solve problems. Uses a systematic approach to drive to root cause understanding of problems to assure validity of corrective actions.
  •  Quality concept and tool.
  •  Skill in software of Windows Office, including Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.
  •  Capability to assess and prioritize workload.
  •  Able to work independently and directly to scope out project scope, identify project requirements and deliverables, satisfy their objectives and timelines with a minimal amount of supervision.
  •  Ability to work in a team based environment and participate on a matrix project team.
  •  Responsible for the accuracy of work performed; takes a proactive approach to ensure quality of work.  Results oriented with a high commitment level
  •  Report and presentation skill.
  •  Good communication skill.
  •  Safety awareness, familiar with industrial safety standard.


Desired Skills

  •  3+ years with CAD/CAM capability especially for CNC application would be a plus.
  •  AGV application experience will be a plus.
  •  Familiar with IT tolerance, Pneumatic, Hydraulic and Mechanical components.
  •  Familiar with manufacturing method- Milling, Turning, Grinding, Sheet metal, etc
  •  Skill in electrical controls: such as Inverter, Servo motor, Sensor, etc. Knowledge of Mitsubishi PLC, PC controls, can apply Siemens/Mitsubishi/Allen-Brandley systems
  •  Excellent Project management skill is a plus.
  •  Excellent written and oral communication skills in English and Chinese.
  •  Experience in implementing DMAIC methodology and leading 6-sigma project.
  •  Skill in Excel VBA, VB, C++ is plus. Soft Skills
  •  Strong ownership of achieving goal
  •  Sense of urgency and creativity to meet objectives
  •  Flexibility to adapt to changing environment; be a change agent to help others through change
  •  Cross-cultural sensitivity
  •  Positive working attitude in team
  •  Good coordination and communication skills
  •  Conflict solving skills  Creative thinking skills
  •  Target and schedule oriented Job Selling Points
  •  An excellent opportunity to join Corning family in a growing business and technologically advanced industry
  •  An excellent opportunity for to take up major responsibilities and meet challenges
  •  Provide a comprehensive and competitive Total Rewards program, including cash and non-cash compensation, recognition programs and employee benefits (Health Care, Pension, family Care and personal Relaxation - paid Leaves and unpaid Leaves etc.)
  •  Work with Global teams, Provide an open working environment Career Development Opportunities
  •  Multi-options of career path growth as factory grows, and within Corning
  •  Engineering and Leadership training  Automation Equipment project lead
  •  Automation Equipment team leader