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Controls Engineer, Gorilla Glass

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Date: Nov 19, 2021

Location: Tainan City, TW, 741

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 49909 



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’s Display Technologies segment manufactures glass substrates for active matrix liquid crystal displays (“LCDs”) that are used primarily in LCD televisions, notebook computers and flat panel desktop monitors.




  • Specific job responsibilities will depend upon the active project and may include but are not limited to:
  • Design, develop, and implement advanced process controls solutions for manufacturing processes.
  • Evaluate existing process control strategies and propose and develop enhancements; this could be enhancing PID control-based strategies with cascade control, feedforward, gainscheduling, etc. or applying a different, more-suitable model-based control algorithm (i.e., model predictive control, internal model control, etc.).
  • Work closely with manufacturing to define appropriate hardware and software platforms for implementing process control solutions.
  • Leverage process controls skill set to implement solutions in existing PLC/DCS environments.
  • Develop in-depth knowledge of existing processes to identify process control opportunities and write proposals to initiate controls projects.
  • Work with process subject matter experts and apply data analytics/machine learning to gain fundamental process understanding.
  • Lead projects and work in a multi-disciplinary research, development, and engineering environment to identify opportunities for advanced controls.
  • Facilitate the transfer of new process control into manufacturing and provide training to manufacturing and engineering personnel.
  • Develop a strong network of stakeholders across all Gorilla Glass manufacturing and engineering locations, research and development, Manufacturing, Technology and Engineering (MT&E), other Corning business units, and key vendors.
  • Provide electrical and controls engineering expertise in support of new equipment & system introductions, continuous improvements, cost reductions, maintenance, and productivity improvements.
  • Interface with external system integrators and machine builders to successfully deliver fully integrated automation equipment to Corning's plants on-time, on-budget, and that satisfy performance measures.
  • Actively participate / direct all phases of the project including design, fabrication, installation, production start-up support, training of plant personnel and technology transfer.
  • Internal subject matter expert in control systems (PLC, HMI, Motion Control Systems, Machine Vision), system integration, sensors and electro-mechanical devices.
  • Ensure all controls engineering projects are documented properly with electrical drawing packages conforming to Corning standards.
  • Work with project team to solve automation problems, resolve project related issues, and develop fundamental understanding of technical / process requirements critical to system success
  • Develop control architectures and system integration requirements that will satisfy process and manufacturing requirements.
  • ndividual must be capable of executing project assignments as well as managing projects, in a team-based environment, with minimal supervision.


Education & Experience:

  • B.S. / BS in Electrical Engineering or related engineering field (mechanical, automation, controls).
  • Ideal candidate will possess a minimum of 5-7 years of electrical / controls experience in a technical field to include:
  • Designing and implementing automation solutions in a manufacturing environment
  • Experience programming PLC’s and implementing HMI’s


Required Skills:

  • Knowledge of machine controls / programming methods, systems, production processes, data systems, measurements and instrumentation.
  • Demonstrated track record of engineering accomplishments, organizational leadership and people development .
  • Strong Project Management skills • Ability to generate, debug and modify PLC code - both ladder logic and structured text.
  • Knowledge of closed loop control systems and PID tuning.
  • Sound understanding of AC/DC electrical theory, and practical application thereof.
  • Experience in Robotics programming