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Controls Engineer

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Date: Sep 24, 2022

Location: Vineland, NJ, US, 08360

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 51223


Corning is one of the world's leading innovators in materials science, with a 166-year track record of life-changing inventions. Corning applies its unparalleled expertise in glass science, ceramics science, and optical physics, along with its deep manufacturing and engineering capabilities, to develop category-defining products that transform industries and enhance people's lives. Corning Valor™ Glass is an example of a life-changing innovation purpose-built to store and protect injectable medicines. Corning is also a global leader in pharmaceutical tubing, manufacturing a variety of clear and amber glass tubing that is converted by our customers into vials, cartridges, ampules and syringes.


Scope of the position:

As a controls engineer in Corning Pharmaceutical Glass facility in Vineland, NJ, you will program the controllers on the factory floor, debug and solve equipment issues and minimize downtime by identifying root causes and implementing robust engineering solutions. You will develop a deep understanding of the controls systems and how they work with other plant systems.


•    Maintain, troubleshoot, and improve controls systems (PLCs, HMIs, etc.) on the production floor to ensure optimal equipment operation and improve uptime and product quality metrics.
•    Identify the underlying reason behind controls systems issues and solve to the root cause.
•    Support new equipment installation and commissioning.
•    Plan electrical machine improvement, resolve electrical problems, and execute electrical upgrade plans.
•    Collaborate with other engineering groups to align with plant priorities.
•    Provide technical guidance to develop training documentation, operating procedures, troubleshooting documents, and work instructions.
•    Provide controls expertise to multi-functional teams when needed.
•    Update engineering documents and drawings as changes are made to the systems.
•    Identify and lead improvements to existing controls systems.
•    Align new systems to plant and corporate standards.
•    Follow electrical safety requirement and implement safe practices.


Travel Requirements:
•    Minimal travel time required <5%


Hours of work/work schedule/flex-time:
•    Normal Business hours 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM, M-F.
•    Production support off hours as needed.


Required Education and Experience:
•    BS/MS in Engineering.
•    3+ years of controls experience.
•    Ladder logic programming experience with Allen Bradley PLCs.
•    Experience in implementing control strategies.
•    Well-developed problem-solving skills. Ability to find the underlying reason for issues.


Desired Skills:
•    Exposure working in a manufacturing environment.
•    Working knowledge of measurements and optics
•    Experience with HMIs and SCADA systems.
•    Project management experience.
•    Programming, networking understanding, and the ability to understand structured code (VB .NET, C#, Java, Python) 
•    Experience with cognex cameras.

Soft skills:
•    You will need strong written and verbal communication skills.
•    Desire to continuously learn and develop new skills.
•    Technical curiosity, desire to identify underlying mechanisms and root causes.
•    Performs well in team-based setting and handle multiple tasks and priorities
•    Self-motivated with a can-do attitude.
•    Customer focused, result oriented.
•    Ability to work with different functional groups such as Quality, Engineering, Operations, etc.


Are you ready for an exciting career with Corning Inc? Apply today!
This position does not support work authorization 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.

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