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Controls Engineer II

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Date: Jun 15, 2021

Location: Newton, NC, US, 28658

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 46726



Odds are that the email you read this morning traveled over Corning Optical Fiber; the smartphone you used had a Corning cover glass; and the vehicle you drove to work had cleaner emissions because of a Corning catalytic converter substrate.


Corning Incorporated focuses on building a diverse global workforce where differences are celebrated, and employees feel safe bringing their “whole selves” to work. Our Diversity Network hosts 18 active and distinctive Employee Resource Groups. Employees have access to Allyship resources, podcasts, an internal video channel, digital learning series and trainings, all passionate about building and celebrating global diversity and inclusion. Corning has been recognized as a leader in this regard and has been consistently recognized as a national employer of choice.


Scope of Position:

  • This is a permanent plant engineering position with key plant responsibilities:
    • Manage the controls engineering scope of capital expansion, process improvement and obsolescence mitigation projects.
    • Implement robust, cost effective automation and process machine control systems.
    • Interface with external system integrators to successfully deliver fully integrated process equipment systems to Corning’s facilities.
    • 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.
    • Independently follow construction of equipment in vendors’ facilities.


Work Hours and Schedule:

  • Nominal working hours are M – F, 8 AM – 5 PM.
  • Informal 24/7 coverage for ad-hoc call-in support (3rd Level Subject Matter Expert).



  • less than 5%


Educations and Experience:

  • BSEE / BSCS / BSME / BSMET with 2+ years manufacturing experience working with PLCs / HMIs / VFDs controlling process and automation equipment; other engineering will be considered with relevant work experience.


Required Skills:

  • Must have experience in programming of Allen Bradley ControlLogix PLCs v20 systems or higher and the ability to generate, debug and modify PLC code – ladder logic, structured text and function block diagram.
  • Must be able to generate and interpret electrical drawings using AutoCAD Electrical 2019 for systems design including control panel layouts, component documentation, and schematics. Prepare initial CAD design layouts of both complete electrical controls systems and control sub-sections.
  • Review electrical drawing packages for conformance to Corning standards.
  • Must have the ability to reach fundamental understanding of process issues utilizing sound troubleshooting skills.
  • Must have experience in programming of HMI / SCADA systems programming in a plant environment including higher level communications protocols.
  • Strong fundamental understanding of electrical design practices, machine/motion control systems, electro-mechanical systems, VFD and Servo programming, communication protocols, and practical application.
  • Ensure proactive safety measures for all equipment and processes. Seeks to identify and correct potential safety or environmental issues using NEC, NFPA, and other pertinent safety codes. Ensure safety procedures, such as Lock-Out Tag-Out, are followed at all times.
  • Work closely with support technicians to resolve equipment issues.
  • Capable of executing project assignments, in a team-based environment, with minimal supervision.
  • Thoroughly carry out assignments to completion.


Desired Skills:

  • Entrepreneurial (able to conceive and design a control system never before demonstrated).
  • Visionary (understands the big picture and is able to project this view).
  • Knowledge of legacy controls equipment, networks, and software.
  • Experience with the OSI PI (historian) interface.
  • Beckhoff PLC experience.
  • Strong written/verbal communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Knowledge of industrial electrical distribution and applicable NEC with a focus on safety.


This position does not support immigration sponsorship.


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