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Date: Jan 4, 2023

Location: Sunnyvale, CA, US, 94085

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 56251


Corning is vital to progress – in the industries we help shape and in the world we share.

We invent life-changing technologies using materials science. Our scientific and manufacturing expertise, boundless curiosity, and commitment to purposeful invention place us at the center of the way the world interacts, works, learns, and lives.

Our sustained investment in research, development, and invention means we’re always ready to solve the toughest challenges alongside our customers. 


Scope of Position:

The CTCSV Facilities Engineer will be responsible for the implementation all facilities & maintenance activities at the Corning Technology Center--Silicon Valley (CTCSV.) Encompasses construction, space utilization, scheduling of preventative maintenance, repair, and compliance with safety policies and regulations for buildings and grounds. Responsible for planning plant, office and production equipment layouts for economy of operation and maximum utilization of facilities and equipment. Reviews and estimates design costs including equipment, installation, labor, materials, preparation, and other related costs. Develops criteria and performance specifications for facilities and equipment required to meet unique operating requirements and building and safety codes.


This will include, but not limited to:

  • Coordinating and overseeing contractors performing maintenance.
  • Designing and overseeing the implementation of facility expansion, layout, various systems, and quality controls
  • Ensuring compliance with relevant regulations, building codes, and health and safety standards


Day to Day Responsibilities:

  • The main duties of the position are as follows however additional responsibilities may be assigned or changed
  • Ensure safe and efficient operations and maintenance of facility.
  • Develop preventative and predictive maintenance plan.
  • Coordinate projects with outside vendors and contractors supporting the Lab.
  • Manage facilities general maintenance, building operations and repairs.
  • Develop and lead plan for improving facilities reliability, efficiency, and cost effectiveness.
  • Personally inspect facility weekly for maintenance needs and safety hazards.
  • Own all facilities and maintenance SOP's and maintain their accuracy.
  • Walk facility daily and document task lists.
  • Management of Change.
  • Coordinate lab modifications and upgrades.
  • Laboratory and office inspections (manage inspectors, update periodically).
  • Reviews and estimates design costs including equipment, installation, labor, materials, preparation, and other related costs.
  • Develops criteria and performance specifications for facilities and equipment required to meet unique operating requirements and building and safety codes.
  • Ensure all building repairs are completed to company standards.
  • Ensure completion of annual lab assessments.
  • Manage facility setup for events.
  • Monitor Janitorial & Day Porter tasks/performance.
  • Conduct annual Asset Inventory.
  • Engage with, participate in and lead by example safety programs and initiative.
  • Liaison between Building Management firm and Landlord/Property Manager.
  • Keep all permits current (alarm, business, etc.).
  • Work with SHE to monitor Recycling, Trash, Organic Recycling program at CTCSV.
  • Comply with ISO14001 Program requirements.


Required Skills:

  • Experience with building systems; such as HVAC, refrigeration, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection.
  • Knowledge of OSHA/CalOSHA/ISO14001 and other relevant regulations and standards.
  • Project Management Fundamentals
  • Handles time and resources effectively to meet deadlines
  • Solid computer skills
  • Ability to leverage internal and external resources
  • Strong fundamental knowledge of mechanical engineering concepts
  • Flexibility to learn new processes and equipment
  • Strong problem-solving and decision-making skills
  • Self-starter, minimum supervision required Desired Skills (these are the skills that would be nice for candidates to possess):
  • Understanding and able to troubleshoot office building BMS and operate and inspect Fire Life Safety systems
  • Understanding and able to troubleshoot and maintain central plant systems and supporting equipment
  • Knowledgeable in all areas of safety, including safety equipment, lock out tag out and hazardous material procedures.
  • Review all plans for adding or upgrading new equipment, infrastructure, building improvements, and the like, interface with applicable building management and operational staff, provide technical guidance and leadership, and interact and oversee contracted labor and vendors.


Soft Skills:

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Excellent presentations skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Effective management of competing priorities based on risk
  • Good motivational skills
  • Team player



Travel requirements:

  • 10% Hours of work/work schedule/flex-time: 40/Full Time


Education and Experience:

  • BS Degree in Engineering preferred Experience: 3-5 years in a Facilities role


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.


The range for this position is $79,659 - $109,531. Starting pay for the successful applicant is dependent on a variety of job-related factors, including but not limited to geographic location, market demands, experience, training, and education. The benefits available for this position include medical, dental, vision, 401(k) plan, pension plan, life insurance coverage, disability benefits, and PTO or, if applicable, as otherwise dictated by the appropriate Collective Bargaining Agreement. 

Nearest Major Market: San Jose
Nearest Secondary Market: Palo Alto