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Engineer Asst Tech - Salt Lake City

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Date: Jun 16, 2022

Location: Salt Lake City, UT, US, 84107

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 53963


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.

As a leading developer, manufacturer, and global supplier of scientific laboratory products for 100 years, Corning’s Life Sciences segment collaborates with researchers seeking new approaches to increase efficiencies, reduce costs and compress timelines in the drug discovery process. Using unique expertise in the fields of materials science, surface science, optics, biochemistry and biology, the segment provides innovative solutions that improve productivity and enable breakthrough discoveries.

Engineering Assistant Tech Scope of Position:

  • This role will provide support for day-to-day manufacturing operations with troubleshooting automation equipment including packaging systems, robotics, logic controllers, power distribution, vision systems, safety devices, & sensors.
  • This position will assist in the design, fabrication, and installation of machine guarding along with helping to Lean initiatives.
  • Day to Day Responsibilities:
    • Help troubleshoot existing automation and make recommendations to sustain operations with minimal downtime.
    • Work with engineers to modify production equipment to meet safety standards and production quantity goals.
    • Learn and implement machine guarding standards.
    • Using SolidWorks design guarding, create CNC tool paths, and create engineering drawings.
    • Operate CNC router, CNC mill, manual mill, manual lathe, 3D printer, and other fabricating tools.
    • Training will be provided.
    • Assist with assembly of new automation systems.
    • Assist with the Lean (Performance Excellence) program and work on waste elimination projects that achieve reduced labor, increased capacity, decreased cycle time, and reduction of material scrap.
    • Design and fabricate parts, fixtures, and tables for production.
    • Assist in maintaining risk assessments and other documentation.
    • Cleaning of work and shop areas.
    • Daily engagement with shop floor practices.


Travel Requirements:

  • None


Hours of work/work schedule:

  • Standard business hours; Monday – Friday.


Required Education:

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Preferred: Associates degree or enrollment in Electrical, Mechanical or Manufacturing Engineering or related program.


Required Years and Area of Experience:

  • 0-3 years relevant engineering or fabrication experience.
  • Prior intern or co-op experience will be considered.


Required Skills:

  • Hands-on experience and electrical/automation troubleshooting experience outside of the classroom.
  • Familiar with Six Sigma / Lean concepts.


Desired Experience / Qualifications / Skills:

  • Proficiency with Solidworks software.
  • Proficiency wit AutoCAD.
  • Experience with servos.
  • Robot and vision system experience.
  • Experience with CNC router, CNC mill, manual mill, manual lathe, 3D printer, and other fabricating tools


Soft Skills:

  • Strong technical curiosity
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Flexible and adaptable
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Process oriented
  • MS Office proficiency


This position does not support immigration sponsorship.


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. Please contact us to request accommodation.

Nearest Major Market: Salt Lake City