Controls Engineer

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Date: May 1, 2024

Location: Reynosa, TAM, MX, 88700

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 62866


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. 

Our Optical Communications segment has recently evolved from being a manufacturer of optical fiber and cable, hardware and equipment to being a comprehensive provider of industry-leading optical solutions across the broader communications industry.This segment is classified into two main product groupings – carrier network and enterprise network. The carrier network product group consists primarily of products and solutions for optical-based communications infrastructure for services such as video, data and voice communications. The enterprise network product group consists primarily of optical-based communication networks sold to businesses, governments and individuals for their own use.


Purpose of Position.  

Serve as an electrical controls resource driving new equipment & system introductions, process improvements and cost reduction projects.  


Major responsibilities and tasks of the position. 

  • Provide controls and electrical engineering expertise in support of new equipment & system introductions, continuous improvements, cost reductions, maintenance, and productivity improvements.   

  • Interface with external system integrators and machine builders to successfully deliver fully integrated automation equipment to Corning’s plants on-time, on-budget, and that satisfy performance measures.   

  • Actively participate / direct all phases of the project including design, fabrication, installation, production start-up support, training of plant personnel and technology transfer.   

  • Internal subject matter expert in control systems (PLC, HMI, Motion Control Systems, Machine Vision), system integration, sensors, and electro-mechanical devices.   

  • Ensure all controls engineering projects are documented properly with electrical drawing packages conforming to Corning standards.   

  • Work with project team to solve automation problems, resolve project related issues, and develop fundamental understanding of technical / process requirements critical to system success   

  • Develop control architectures and system integration requirements that will satisfy process and manufacturing requirements.   

  • Individual must be capable of executing project assignments as well as managing projects, in a team-based environment, with minimal supervision.  



Bachelor’s degree in Electronics, Mechatronics, Electrical or equivalent 


Work Experience 

  • Ideal candidate will possess a minimum of +5 years of electrical / controls experience   

  • Experience with PLCs and HMIs programming 

  • Equipment integration 

  • SCADA, OSI PI Systems 

  • Experience in manufacturing environment 


Additional Skills.  

  • Fundamental understanding of electrical design practices, control systems integration, controls, architectures, electro-mechanical drive systems, and safety systems   

  • English proficiency   

  • Ability to design and program motion control systems   

  • Ability to understand and update electrical schematics   

  • Ability to perform a machine safety risk assessment   

  • Experienced in the design and troubleshooting of electrical control panels   

  • Able to effectively communicate ideas and concepts to peers, subordinates and leadership within the organization and across organizational lines   

  • Highly motivated, results oriented, and customer focused   

  • Must be a team player in addition to making individual contributions  


Desired Skills:   

  • Beckhoff, Omron, Siemens AB PLC and HMI programming 

  • Experience with SISTEMA / HIRA evaluations  

  • Knowledge of SCADA (GE iFix, Ignition, or similar)   

  • Prior experience moving a new product or process from development into manufacturing   

  • Experience with AutoCAD, CAD Electrical 

  • Machine vision system experience   

  • FANUC Robotics programming  

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.   
  • 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 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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