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Control Systems Engineer

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Date: Nov 21, 2020

Location: Shanghai, 31, CN, 200031

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 41482


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.

Corning Inc. is searching for a controls scientist/engineer who believes that application of cutting-edge controls technology can improve manufacturing processes to provide competitive advantage. This is an opportunity to have significant impact by improving manufacturing process controls, conducting statistical data analytics to improve process understanding, and provide optimization solutions for manufacturing and supply chain operations. The position of Control Systems Engineer is considered the one of the most versatile technical roles within Corning, Inc., as the scope of this position can be very broad in order to provide controls solutions that will enable novel process and manufacturing methods. The field of process control is evolving rapidly into large complex multi-input, multi-output systems requiring modern controls, data analytics and modeling. Corning values and utilizes the full spectrum of controls technologies.


Job Responsibilities:


The specific job responsibility will be dependent upon the active project and may include but not be limited to:

  • Design, develop and implement process controls solutions for Engineering and Manufacturing processes.
  • Evaluate existing control strategies and propose enhancements.  Optimize or retrofit existing processes through modern control strategies such as optimal control, robust control, adaptive control, or model predictive control.
  • Work closely with manufacturing to define appropriate controls hardware platforms/systems for implementing process control solutions
  • Develop and apply process controls skills to implement solutions in PLC/DCS environments.
  • Implement, test, and troubleshoot developed process control strategies.
  • Develop in-depth knowledge of existing processes to identify process control optimization opportunities and write proposals to initiate control projects.
  • Work with process subject matter experts and apply process data analysis skills to gain fundamental understanding of manufacturing processes.
  • Work closely with experienced professionals in multi-disciplined teams to design, develop and implement solutions for manufacturing processes 
  • Utilize statistical analysis to design for process capability
  • Lead projects and work in a multi-disciplinary research, development, and engineering environment to identify opportunities for advanced controls.
  • Leverage optimization techniques to improve process performance and efficiency.
  • Facilitate the transfer of new process control technologies into manufacturing and provide training to manufacturing and engineering personnel.
  • Document process control finding in technical reports. Generate intellectual property through invention disclosures and patent applications.


Education & Experiences:


  • PhD in Electrical, Mechanical or Chemical Engineering related majors with heavy coursework focus on Advanced Controls, Data Analytics or Optimization
  • 2 -5 years of experience in industry on manufacturing processes.  New graduates with related internship experience will be considered
  • PhD from top universities in US, Europe & Asia highly preferred


We prohibit discrimination on the basis of  race, color, gender, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, or 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.