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Mechanical Engineer (Fixture and tools design)

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Date: Apr 17, 2021

Location: Reynosa, TAM, MX, 88730

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 44690


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.

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.

Tooling Engineer


Purpose of Position: Serve as a Tooling Engineer for the Division Engineering team driving and supporting development and deployment of new automated equipment, fixtures and product/process design solutions in support of Design For Manufacturing.



  • Provide design and mechanical engineering expertise in support of new automated equipment development and deployment
  • Designs production fixtures, assembly fixtures, handling fixtures, drill jigs, machining fixtures, test fixtures, inspection fixtures, and other tooling required for manufacturing, handling and test
  • Develop and build quick and effective mechanical solutions to aid manual assembly operations in support of Design For Manufacturing
  • Investigates pertinent design factors such as ease of manufacture, availability of materials and equipment, interchangeability, strength, contractual specification requirements, and cost
  • Contributes to the design of major components or major portions of a functional system to develop or improve products and facilitate manufacturing operations
  • Utilizes computer-aided design (CAD) equipment, develops basic data, completes preliminary analysis for material sizing, and makes preliminary layouts, sketches and notes necessary to present design proposals and/or concepts to internal and external customers
  • Creates layouts and drawings of complex assemblies and details parts of devices, mechanisms, and structures
  • Checks completed layouts and drawings for clarity, completeness, conformity to standards, procedures, specifications, and accuracy of calculations and dimensioning
  • Provide electrical and controls engineering expertise in redesigning existing automated equipment and further development and deployment
  • 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
  • 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, 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 5+ Mechanical design (Fixture design /solution proven already / electrical experience)


Required Skills

  • Ability to design Mechanical systems for manufacturing solutions DFM oriented
  • Use AutoCAD to analyze existing tooling designs and improve them
  • Ability to understand and update electrical schematics using Autocad Electrical
  • Develop blueprints for new Tooling designs
  • Ability to perform a machine safety risk assessment 
  • Must be efficient in 3D design software
  • Must be efficient with surfacing and solid modeling
  • Ability to evaluate the correct materials for manufacturing designs
  • Develop mechanical fixtures designs easy to interpret and fabricate for implementation
  • Understand manufacturing cost impact on mechanical designs
  • Ability to multitask, prioritize, and manage time efficiently
  • Design of all tooling and fixturing through development, release, build, and life cycle management
  • Coordinate tooling fabrication with Tool Room employees
  • Provide technical advice and expertise to solve manufacturing equipment and tooling problems in a timely manner to achieve production plans on time and within budget to ensure continuity of production
  • Work with Tooling and Maintenance department to facilitate any repairs which need the tool room to build or modify parts for equipment which may either be worn or broken
  • Fundamental understanding, electrical design practices, control systems integration, electro-mechanical drive systems, and safety systems 


Desired Skills

  • Experience with Total Preventive Maintenance and Early Equipment Management (EEM)
  • Product Quality Architecture understanding (for internal candidates)
  • Project Management Skills 
  • Omron, AB PLC and HMI programming skills 
  • Knowledge of SCADA (GE iFix, Ignition, or similar)
  • Experience designing error-proofing solutions for new product and processes
  • Prior experience in the optical fiber industry
  • Experience with programming PLCs and HMIs 
  • Prior experience redesigning existing equipment
  • GD&T understanding to be able to follow the industry standards


This position does not support immigration sponsorship.