Controls Engineer

Date: Feb 10, 2024

Location: Taichung, TW, 407

Company: Corning

Day to Day Responsibilities:

  • Design, develop and implement process controls solutions for manufaturing.
  • 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 & Experience:

  • Master or above 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 considere

Required Skills:

  • 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 process-oriented mindset, be able to understand process dynamics and design appropriate control scheme
  • 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