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Date: Sep 28, 2021

Location: Wilmington, NC, US, 28405

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 49266


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.

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.


Purpose of the Position: Controls Engineer responsible for working within multi-discipline teams to develop new optical fiber manufacturing equipment targeted at improved product attributes, reduced cost, or increased manufacturing output of optical fiber.


Day to Day Responsibilities:

  • Use established fundamentals of electrical and controls engineering to identify concepts for control of manufacturing equipment; and design, build and test selected concepts as an individual and in teams to enable improved and new manufacturing equipment and processes.
  • Specify, integrate, test and validate controls hardware and software
  • Collaborate with equipment design, processing equipment deployment, and manufacturing receivers during later stages of technology development.


Education & Experience

  • B.S. Electrical Engineering, Mechatronics engineering, or Similar, with 3-5 years manufacturing experience working with process and automation equipment or M.S Electrical/Controls Engineering, with applicable co-op and/or internship experience.


Required Skills

  • Understanding of basic electrical theory and instrumentation including meters, oscilloscopes, function generators, power supplies, etc.
  • Control system (PLC, motion control, safety devices, high level languages) programming capability.
  • Demonstrated capability to integrate field devices for flow control, motion control, temperature control, and associated safety systems into an overall controls package.
  • Familiarity with electrical system design including control panel layouts, component selection, and schematics.
  • Strong experimental, instrumentation, control, and analytic skills to insure data produced is valid and traceable.


Desired Skills

  • Knowledge/experience in materials processing equipment
  • Experience with AC/DC motors & drives, SCR elements, and/or other electrical systems
  • Capable of providing solutions which require current and advanced control theory
  • Strong background in electrical control systems, PLC’s and microcontrollers
  • Familiarity with distributed control and I/O
  • Experience with PLC’s (ladder logic) and high-level computer languages such as C#, C++
  • Operational skills to execute test plans & calibration procedures


Soft Skills

  • Self-starter with strong independent work ethic.
  • Attention to detail with excellent organizational skill.
  • Ability to work interactively with cross functional teams with ties to Research and Early Stage Development and Manufacturing.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.


Travel Requirements:

  • Less than 10%


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.

Nearest Major Market: Wilmington