Facilities Controls Technician

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Date: Jun 24, 2024

Location: Wilmington, NC, US, 28405

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 63797


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. 

Our Optical Communications segment has recently evolved from being a manufacturer of optical fiber and cable, hardware and equipment to being a comprehensive provider of industry-leading optical solutions across the broader communications industry.This segment is classified into two main product groupings – carrier network and enterprise network. The carrier network product group consists primarily of products and solutions for optical-based communications infrastructure for services such as video, data and voice communications. The enterprise network product group consists primarily of optical-based communication networks sold to businesses, governments and individuals for their own use.


Day to Day Responsibilities:

  • Be a subject matter expert on plant PA (Pollution Abatement) distributed control system (DCS).
  • Be a subject matter expert for the PA Process and its equipment (Scrubbers, Baghouses, Gas control process, etc.
  • Responsible for design, installation, and documentation for all PA controls systems and processes.
  • Works with project, engineering, and operations teams on modification/expansion of these systems.
  • Serves as technical expert in a specialty area and train off-hour support personnel for first level response.
  • Leads mechanical and electrical trades resources on repairs, renovations, and maintenance of PA systems.
  • Plan, schedule, and direct trades resources using computerized work order system.
  • Support and maintain required regulatory and Corning safety and environmental requirements.
  • Coordinates activities to design-in safety (FMEA, HAZOP, JSA, LOTO, etc.).
  • Create and update documents such as machine specs, drawings, Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Provide periodic off-hours on-call support.
  • Coordinate outside vendors to maintain system integrity.
  • Hurricane lock-in/start-up team support – expected to be a participant in Hurricane contingency.


Travel Requirements:

  • Approximately 5% or less.


Hours of work/work schedule/flextime:

  • 40 hours/week.


Required Education:

  • Associate degree in a technical discipline OR a High School Diploma with 5+ years in a hands-on manufacturing environment.


Required Skills:

  • Mechanical aptitude.
  • Other technician and/or operator roles that lead to a better understanding of the equipment and processes.
  • Reads blueprints and/or technical drawings.
  • Demonstrates strong technical curiosity.
  • Has strong approach to problem solving and troubleshooting.
  • Strong safety awareness.
  • PC proficient – Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.
  • Good written and communication skills.
  • Willingness and ability to learn new skills and knowledge.


Desired Skills:

  • Experience in instrumentation, electrical and mechanical equipment troubleshooting and repair.
  • Experience with ABB DCS Controls Systems.
  • Project Management skills.
  • People Management experience.
  • Self-directed/Detail oriented.


This position does not support immigration sponsorship.  

The range for this position is  $56,926.00   -  $78,273.00 assuming full time status. 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 are dependent on hours worked and may include medical, dental, vision, 401(k) plan, pension plan, life insurance coverage, disability benefits, and PTO.


​Corning Puts YOU First! 

We are committed to supporting your health, financial, career development, and life goals as you grow professionally and personally to achieve your highest potential. All benefits begin as soon as you start your career at Corning. 

  • Our monetary peer-to-peer recognition program is tied to our Values and celebrates you and your colleagues’ contributions. 
  • Health and well-being benefits include medical, dental, vision, paid parental leave, mental health/substance use, fitness, and disease management programs.  
  • Financial benefits include a 401(k) savings plan with company matching contributions and a 100% company-paid pension benefit that grows steadily throughout your career. 
  • Companywide bonus and attractive short- and long-term compensation programs are available based on your role and responsibilities.   
  • Professional development programs help you grow and achieve your career goals.


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. To request an accommodation, please contact us at accommodations@corning.com.

Nearest Major Market: Wilmington

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