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Controls Supervisor

Date: Jun 15, 2019

Location: Keller, TX, US

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 35277


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.

Our Optical Communications segment has recently evolved from being a manufacturer of optical fiber and cable, hardware and equipment to being a comprehensive provider of industry-leading optical solutions across the broader communications industry.This segment is classified into two main product groupings – carrier network and enterprise network. The carrier network product group consists primarily of products and solutions for optical-based communications infrastructure for services such as video, data and voice communications. The enterprise network product group consists primarily of optical-based communication networks sold to businesses, governments and individuals for their own use.

Purpose of Position: Serve as an electrical controls supervisor for the Divisional Engineering Global Equipment team driving new equipment & system introductions, process improvements and cost reduction projects.



  • Supervise, direct, and/or assist employees providing electrical and controls engineering expertise in support of new equipment & system introductions, continuous improvements, cost reductions, maintenance, and productivity improvements. 
  • Interface with external system integrators and machine builders to successfully deliver fully integrated automation equipment to Corning’s plants on-time, on-budget, and that satisfy performance measures. 
  • Actively participate / direct all phases of the project including design, fabrication, installation, production start-up support, training of plant personnel and technology transfer. 
  • Supervise internal subject matter experts in control systems (PLC, HMI, Motion Control Systems, Machine Vision), system integration, sensors and electro-mechanical devices. 
  • Ensure all controls engineering projects are documented properly with electrical drawing packages conforming to Corning standards. 
  • Work with project team to solve automation problems, resolve project related issues, and develop fundamental understanding of technical / process requirements critical to system success 
  • Develop control architectures and system integration standards that will satisfy process and manufacturing requirements. 
  • Provide information and/or assistance to management and employees regarding daily work activities, scheduling, operational changes, etc
  • Individual must be capable of leading projects and directing project assignments, in a team based environment, with minimal supervision.



  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical, Mechanical Engineering, Mechatronics or equivalent education. 
  • Advanced Engineering degree preferred
  • Ideal candidate will possess a minimum of 5+ years of electrical / controls and supervisory experience 
  • Able to travel globally.  25-40% travel required (Mexico, Poland, and China at a minimum)


Required Skills

  • Ability to manage direct and indirect teams
  • Fundamental understanding of electrical design practices, control systems integration, controls, architectures, electro-mechanical drive systems, and safety systems 
  • Experience in programming PLCs and HMIs
  • Ability to supervise employees and contractors responsible for designing and programming motion control systems 
  • Ability to understand and update electrical schematics 
  • Ability to perform a machine safety risk assessment 
  • Experienced in the design and troubleshooting of electrical control panels 
  • Able to effectively communicate ideas and concepts to peers, subordinates and leadership within the organization and across organizational lines 
  • Highly motivated, results oriented, and customer focused 
  • Take the initiative on projects and to effectively express opinions and thoughts on relevant matters 
  • Must be a team player in addition to making individual contributions


Desired Skills

  • Project Management Skills 
  • Manufacturing experience 
  • Omron, AB PLC and HMI programming skills 
  • Experience with SISTEMA evaluations 
  • Prior experience moving a new product or process from development into manufacturing 
  • Experience with AutoCAD


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.

Nearest Major Market: Dallas
Nearest Secondary Market: Fort Worth