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Sr. Controls Engineer

Date: Apr 18, 2019

Location: Reynosa, Mexico, MX

Company: Corning


Day to Day Responsibilities:
* Provide electrical and controls engineering and equipment technical expertise in fiber optic cable manufacturing in support of production, maintenance, continuous improvement, cost reduction, and productivity improvement.

* Internal subject matter expert in control systems (PLC, HMI, Drives etc.,), system integration, sensors and electro-mechanical devices
* Provide technical support when maintenance requirements exceed electrical associate capabilities.

* Develop fundamental understanding of critical process and technical requirements, identify areas of technical risk in assigned projects, conduct prototype / feasibility testing to verify concept, and define and document  system design specifications
* Develop control architectures, control functional specification, and system integration  requirements that will satisfy process and manufacturing requirements
* Actively participate / direct 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 .
* Recommend and implement long term solutions to recurring equipment performance issues.  Provide inputs to capital and facilities plans for equipment upgrade or maintenance cycles. 
* Be responsible for the plant controls strategy and establishing and maintaining the plant standards.
* Support process projects and data system projects by interfacing with operators and production team leaders to monitor and correct process fluctuations and equipment issues

* Conduct equipment qualifications and initial training of new personnel

* Owner of OSI PI configuration, implementation and MES.
* Support plant initiatives, and Operations on OEE, SPC, SQC and ISO
* Provide timely and efficient engineering support to meet or exceed the requirements of internal and external customers.
* Individual must be capable of executing project assignments, in a team based environment, with minimal supervision


  • Mechanical or Electrical Engineering degree or equivalent.                          
  • 5 or more years of manufacturing experience.
  • 5 or more years of similar roles (engineer)
  • Fluent English.

Scope of Position:

Serve as an electrical controls resource for process improvement, cost reduction and capital expansion projects. Manage electrical and controls scope of assigned projects.  Lead/participate in project teams and support daily manufacturing operations by providing technical support to plant’s various control systems.

Required Skills:
* Experience in programming PLC (AB RSLogix, Controllogix, Siemens S7 and G&L)
* Able to design, configure, and implement HMI programming

* Ability to program in ladder logic
* Strong fundamental understanding of electrical design practices, control systems integration, controls    architectures, PLC’s, electro-mechanical drive systems, vision system, risk assessment and safety systems
* Understanding and updating electrical schematics and prints will be a required capability for projects that support plant systems
* Experience with the implementation and functions of PID Controls and control loop tuning
* Experienced in the checkout and verification of electrical control panels
* Well versed in the rules and regulation relating to implementation and best practices in electrical system design and implementation

Desired Skills:
* Knowledge of cable manufacturing process and equipment

* Manufacturing experience and ability to work in a manufacturing environment
* Machine vision system experience
* Knowledge of MES systems, VB.NET and PI is a plus
* Project Management skills

Soft Skills:
* Excellent communication skills (verbal and written)
* Interpersonal skills – engaging, enabling, open
* Strong organizational skills

* Ability to work in a team based environment
* Energetic, effective under pressure, and can respond positively to criticism

* Highly motivated, results oriented, customer focused, with a high commitment level

* Sound problem solving and decision making processes and skills