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Sr. Control Engineer

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Date: Jun 24, 2022

Location: Reynosa, TAM, MX, 88730

Company: Corning

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Controls Engineering Supervisor


Automation and Controls Team Lead

Purpose of Position: Serve as working leader for group of automation and controls engineers driving new equipment & system introductions, process improvements and cost reduction projects.


  • Lead team of Automation and Controls engineers in the development startup, and scaleup of high volume discreet manufacturing equipment.
  • Develop and maintain learning plans for engineering team
  • Provide controls and mechanical engineering expertise in support of new equipment & system introductions, 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 sustainment. 
  • 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 
  • 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 Mechatronics, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or equivalent
  • Ideal candidate will possess a minimum of 3+ years of electrical / controls experience and 1+ year of supervisory or managerial experience.
  • Able to travel globally (United States and Poland at a minimum)
    • Valid passport, titulo, and cedula
    • Extensive travel to US required for first 3-6 months

Required Skills

  • Proven track record of team leadership and direct supervision
  • Ability to manage local team of engineers during development, startup, and scaleup of manufacturing processes
  • Fundamental understanding of electrical design practices, control systems integration, controls, architectures, electro-mechanical drive systems, and safety systems 
  • Experience with programming PLCs and HMIs 
  • Machine vision system experience 
  • Robotics experience (Fanuc)
  • 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 preparation of controls drawings using AutoCAD software (or similar) or detailed equipment drawings using Solidworks (or similar)
  • 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
  • Project Management Skills 

Desired Skills

  • Manufacturing experience 
  • Beckhoff, Omron, AB PLC and HMI programming skills
  • Structured text programming
  • C++ application development 
  • Experience with SISTEMA evaluations
  • Knowledge of SCADA (GE iFix, Ignition, or similar)
  • Experience with laser processing in manufacturing environment
  • Prior experience moving a new product or process from development into manufacturing 

Personnel Directed

  • Direct reports will consist of automation and controls engineers (5-15)
  • May direct supplier / vendor personnel as well as site technicians, project team members through matrixed project organization to achieve equipment installation, startup, and performance improvement goals.


This position does not support immigration sponsorship.


Pay Grade: Grade C 

Employee Referral Amount: $0.00