Finishing Operations Controls and Metrology Technician

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Date: Jul 17, 2024

Location: Painted Post, NY, US, 14870

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 63540


Corning is vital to progress – in the industries we help shape and in the world we share.


We invent life-changing technologies using materials science. Our scientific and manufacturing expertise, boundless curiosity, and commitment to purposeful invention place us at the center of the way the world interacts, works, learns, and lives.

Our sustained investment in research, development, and invention means we’re always ready to solve the toughest challenges alongside our customers. 

Corning’s Environmental Technologies segment manufactures ceramic substrates and filter products for emissions control in mobile and stationary applications around the world.


Scope of Position:

Serve as an Electrical Controls and Metrology Technician resource for process improvement, cost reduction and continuous improvement projects. at a manufacturing site. The primary role consists of on-shift technical support for the manufacturing process. Perform 1st level process and equipment troubleshooting. Assist the Manufacturing Team Leader by supporting daily manufacturing operations by providing technical support to the plant’s various control and metrology systems to support the manufacturing of cellular ceramic products.

  • Provide operations support for manufacturing of cellular ceramic products
    • Provide day to day operational support with on-shift technical support and troubleshooting
    • Troubleshoot electrical and controls issues impacting equipment availability and product quality
    • Monitor equipment and product performance and respond as necessary
    • Support and provide technical guidance to multidisciplinary operations groups
    • Work closely with experienced professionals to design, develop and implement process controls solutions for manufacturing processes.
    • Design, develop and implement process controls solutions for manufacturing processes with a focus on process improvement
    • Perform and document preventative / predictive maintenance procedures
    • Interface with Computer Maintenance Management System (CMMS)
    • Publish production reports and shift turnover
    • Data collection and machine parameter analysis
    • Verification of metrology results consistent with historical values
    • Management of calibration tools and equipment
    • Ensure calibration checks are completed per schedule
    • Recipe set-up and confirm production readiness
    • Support new operations/equipment/processes/products into production


Day to Day Responsibilities:

  • Serve as an operational resource for troubleshooting of production equipment / process in the Diesel Manufacturing facility in Painted Post NY to support 24/7 manufacturing.
  • Initiate and maintain relationships with Operations, Maintenance, Controls, Process, Equipment Engineering to provide first responder support for manufacturing. Focus will be to safely get the process/equipment back in operation and performing at established rates and quality. Detailed reports of activities will be communicated to Operations and within the Engineering groups.
  • Work closely with controls engineers to implement control sequence logic (both time-based and event-based), fail-safe states, and process /equipment recovery sequences.
  • Drive daily improvement of metrology systems though use of calibration and statistical process monitoring.
  • Provide on floor leadership for solving technical issues with a cross functional team.


Hours of work/work schedule/flex-time:

  • 40+ hours per week
  • 12-hour rotational shift schedule supporting 24/7 production


Education and Experience:

  • Minimum of a Two-year technical degree plus 3 or more years equipment/controls experience preferred
  • Experience integrating field devices for flow control, material handling and metering, motion control, temperature control, and associated safety systems into an overall controls package enabling a fully functional equipment platform.
  • Experience with graphical user interface and human machine interface..
  • Familiar with state-of-the-art technologies in the following areas: control systems integration, controls architectures, PLC’s, motion control systems, electro-mechanical drive systems, robotics, part sensing, vision, risk assessment, and safety systems.
  • Must be able to program in ladder logic or equivalent.
  • Experienced in the checkout and verification of electrical control panels.


Desired Skills:

  • Experience preferred with Beckhoff, Labview, Allen-Bradley, Allen-Bradley Safety PLCs, iFIX SCADA, FANUC robots, FANUC CNC machines.
  • Manufacturing experience and ability to work in a manufacturing environment.
  • Computer vision system experience.
  • Experience with programming manufacturing systems using higher level programming languages: C++ or C#, VB or VB.Net
  • Robot programming skills.
  • Sound knowledge of the rules and regulation relating to implementation and best practices in electrical system design and implementation: National Electric Code, NFPA 79 Specification, NFPA 70e Specification, ANSI and IEC electrical symbols, Grounding and shielding of electrical systems


Soft Skills:

  • Dependable, highly motivated self-starter, able to work with minimal supervision
  • Flexible and adaptable; willing to work outside of role to move the business forward
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Able to work across multiple functional areas
  • Technical curiosity 

This position does not support immigration sponsorship.  

The range for this position is  $56,926.00   -  $78,273.00 assuming full time status. Starting pay for the successful applicant is dependent on a variety of job-related factors, including but not limited to geographic location, market demands, experience, training, and education. The benefits available for this position are dependent on hours worked and may include medical, dental, vision, 401(k) plan, pension plan, life insurance coverage, disability benefits, and PTO.


Corning Puts YOU First! 

We are committed to supporting your health, financial, career development, and life goals as you grow professionally and personally to achieve your highest potential. All benefits begin as soon as you start your career at Corning. 

  • Our monetary peer-to-peer recognition program is tied to our Values and celebrates you and your colleagues’ contributions. 
  • Health and well-being benefits include medical, dental, vision, paid parental leave, mental health/substance use, fitness, and disease management programs.  
  • Financial benefits include a 401(k) savings plan with company matching contributions and a 100% company-paid pension benefit that grows steadily throughout your career. 
  • Companywide bonus and attractive short- and long-term compensation programs are available based on your role and responsibilities.   
  • Professional development programs help you grow and achieve your career goals.


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. To request an accommodation, please contact us at

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