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Controls Engineer - Painted Post, NY

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Date: Oct 9, 2021

Location: Painted Post, NY, US, 14870

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 47635


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.

Corning’s Display Technologies segment manufactures glass substrates for active matrix liquid crystal displays (“LCDs”) that are used primarily in LCD televisions, notebook computers and flat panel desktop monitors.


Purpose of Position:

  • Complete engineering and automation projects in a manufacturing environment. Specify, procure, and complete projects to automate production processes, improve machine controls, and install machine data reporting. Support automation and controls in a fast paced and dynamic manufacturing environment.
  • Design new electrical control systems and improve existing electrical control systems.
  • Lead projects from design to implementation, including defining project scope, resolving required resources, establishing equipment specifications, providing system startup services, developing processes, and executing validation protocols.
  • Ensuring compliance/improvement of quality systems in manufacturing (i.e. ISO, QSR, GMP).
  • Participating in new product development and process improvement projects as a core team member or core team leader.


Role & Responsibilities:

  • Lead upgrades on existing facilities equipment to improve process reliability and costs.
  • Deliver strong project leadership skills through the project initiation, planning, implementation, and closeout phases
  • Work with representatives from operations, maintenance/facilities, and engineering to uphold, design, develop and implement improvements to equipment and equipment controls that support the facility operation and/or management.
  • Introduce new sensors and controls and modify PLC programs or add PLCs to improve the functionality of existing equipment.
  • Provide utility specifications for new plant equipment projects and upgrades to existing equipment.
  • Work with outside vendors on improvement projects.
  • Supervise the installation, startup, testing, and debug of new or modified manufacturing equipment and controls.
  • Handle capital equipment projects from concept through implementation ensuring that all performance specifications and project objectives are met on schedule and on budget.
  • Prepare capital appropriations requests including analysis of existing operations, estimation of project costs, and justification of proposed actions.
  • Develop bid documents for the procurement of industrial control systems (software and hardware).
  • Handle vendors to ensure systems meet specifications.
  • Generate and maintain P&IDs for facility
  • Collaborate with the Engineering department to maintain software and revision-controlled files for plant equipment.
  • Document and archive all engineering changes such as PLC programs and electrical schematics.
  • Recommend and implement changes to control hardware and software versions to keep systems current and supportable.
  • Perform hands-on troubleshooting and process improvements in manufacturing operations.
  • Use root cause analysis to eliminate process problems.
  • Provide technical support and troubleshooting for automated mechanical systems, electrical controls, and industrial equipment.
  • Train engineers and technical support personnel as needed on controls and machine operation. Support operations with control issues.
  • Revise all necessary documentation to maintain the quality system.
  • Direct the activities of internal and external resources during the completion of project work, process troubleshooting, and machine improvement activities.
  • Work as a member of the Electrical Support Team that responds to manufacturing process upsets or plant system downtime events during off-hours as needed.


Education & Experience:

  • We require a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering or related engineering field (automation, controls). Strongly prefer prior Intern/Co-op experience.
  • We are seeking 3-5+ years of experience designing, implementing and supporting industrial automation/ facilities solutions in a manufacturing environment.
  • PLC-controlled-manufacturing equipment. Experience programming PLCs and implementing HMI’s.
  • Familiar with industrial equipment standards such as NFPA 79, NFPA 70E, UL508A.
  • Knowledge of solving problems, electrical equipment, PLC programs, sensors, valves, motors, and drives.
  • Must be proficient with AutoCAD or SolidWorks for electrical design work.
  • Effective leadership, organization, and planning skills, with ability to handle multiple and changing priorities
  • Excellent communications, interpersonal and influencing skills 
  • Demonstrated track record of on time delivery within budget; ability to drive projects to successful conclusion using influencing tools
  • Must be a self-starter, able to work in team environment and motivate others


Desired Skills:

  • We prefer a strong mechanical intuition and hands-on problem-solving skills
  • Experience with PLC manufacturers: Allen Bradley, Siemens preferred.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Project desired.
  • Experience in Project Management involving automation equipment, building controls, or facility maintenance.
  • Experience with PackML, ISA-88, or other state machine standards.


This position does not support immigration sponsorship.


Corning offers a competitive salary, vacation, pension, and family medical leave.


Are you ready to start an exciting career with Corning, Inc.? Apply today!


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. Please contact us to request accommodation.

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