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Controls Engineer

Date: May 25, 2019

Location: Shanghai, China, CN, 201206

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 31022


Corning is one of the world’s leading innovators in materials science. For more than 160 years, Corning has applied its unparalleled expertise in speciality 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's Manufacturing, Technology and Engineering division (MTE) is recognized as the leader in engineering excellence & innovative manufacturing technologies by providing diverse skills to Corning’s existing & emerging businesses.

We anticipate & provide timely, valued, leading edge manufacturing technologies and engineering expertise.  We partner with Corning’s businesses and the Science & Technology division. Together we create and sustain Corning’s manufacturing as a differential advantage.

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.

Travel Requirements (please note if international):

  • Extensive travel (75+%) to Corning Incorporated and vendor locations in Asia, USA or Europe depending on project assignments

Required Education (minimum required for consideration):

  • PhD in Electrical, Mechanical or Chemical Engineering related majors with heavy coursework focus on Advanced Controls, Data Analytics or Optimization
  • PhD from top universities in US, Europe & Asia highly preferred

Required Years and Area of Experience: (minimum required for consideration):

  • 2 -5 years of experience in industry on manufacturing processes.  New graduates with related internship experience will be considered

Required Skills (These are skills that candidates MUST possess):

  • Familiarity with a diverse array of process controls technologies such as model predictive, multi-variable, non-linear approaches, and classic PID control
  • Experience in practical application of process control, including process data analysis, system modeling/identification, and control loop design/tuning
  • Programming experience in Matlab and C/C++ or C#
  • Experience in statistical analysis methods such as PCA or PLS
  • Ability to work in a manufacturing environment
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Strong verbal and written skills in English, able to prepare and present proposal effectively
  • Functions well on projects and team initiatives as well as independent assignments.  Results-oriented individual with a track record of meeting commitments and managing time well.
  • Flexibility to adapt to changing environment; be a change agent to help others through change

Desired Skills (These are skills that would be nice for candidates to possess):

  • Broader experience in a variety of programming language, such as SQL, CNC G code, PLC and IEC based programming (ladder, structured text)
  • Background in application using process optimization methods
  • Background in multivariate statistical process control methods, data- based modeling, and large scale analysis
  • Familiar with control systems hardware and software integration system design, understanding of electrical codes & standards and electrical safety system design and implement
  • Experience in high precision control application and related control algorithm, such as trajectory control
  • Verbal and written skills in Japanese, Korean or German
  • Strong technical curiosity with desire to take on challenging technical problems
  • Experience working in or leading cross-functional teams
  • Cross-cultural Sensitivity, Ability to work in a diversity team based environment and participate in a matrix project team