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Date: May 11, 2022

Location: Manassas, VA, US, 20109

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 51136


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.

As a leading developer, manufacturer, and global supplier of scientific laboratory products for 100 years, Corning’s Life Sciences segment collaborates with researchers seeking new approaches to increase efficiencies, reduce costs and compress timelines in the drug discovery process. Using unique expertise in the fields of materials science, surface science, optics, biochemistry and biology, the segment provides innovative solutions that improve productivity and enable breakthrough discoveries.


Scope of Position:

To provide electrical controls expertise to all areas of the Mediatech manufacturing facility in support of daily operations, cost reduction, and continuous improvement.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Experienced professional in Industrial Controls and Automated Systems
  • Provides 2nd Level troubleshooting support on facility electrical, electro-mechanical, automation, and controls related issues
  • Maintains PLC, HMI, and other electrical/controls software and documentation
  • Support and expand industrial controls network in the facility for data collection
  • Provides technical training to maintenance associates in key controls areas
  • Recommends and implements permanent solutions to address manufacturing challenges and propose new technology solutions.  
  • Designs and/or specifies new equipment or modifies existing equipment to continuously improve process performance. Coordinates installation, debugging and initial operation of new equipment and systems
  • Identifies, justifies, and implements cost reduction, capacity enhancement, capital equipment and other improvement initiatives.
  • Model safety in their work and ensure that all equipment and controls meet Corning and industry safety standards.
  • Support key project work and engage in learning/leveraging system safety and quality standards.
  • Complete work in accordance to ISO 13485 and 21CRF compliance standards.
  • Documents material, process and/or equipment to protect and contribute to Intellectual Property improvements.
  • Support key equipment and controls work through the facility and interface with Division/Corporate SME’s as needed.
  • Additional responsibilities as business needs and capabilities evolve.


Travel Requirements:  minimal, up to 5%


Experiences/Education: Bachelor’s Degree in related engineering field (Electrical, Automation, Industrial, computer) or 5 equivalent years of relevant experience.


Required Skills: 

  • 3+ years as a Controls or Automation Engineer in a manufacturing environment
  • Experience working on industrial controls in a manufacturing environment
  • Experience with industrial control development and implementation
  • Experience in PLC/HMI programming and troubleshooting  
  • Knowledge of electrical systems and infrastructure
  • Strong documentation skills
  • Strong problem solving skills
  • Strong teamwork skills including knowledge transfer and communication


Desired Skills:

  • Experience working in a cGMP environment
  • Experience working with cleanroom environments
  • Experience working with Allen Bradley/Rockwell controls platforms
  • Knowledge of ORMEC PLC and OSI PI
  • Experience establishing PLC networks for data collection
  • ISO 13485 and 21CFR experience.
  • Project management training
  • Lean Manufacturing or DMAIC training.


This position does not support immigration sponsorship.


We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status or any other legally protected status.

Nearest Major Market: Washington DC