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TOD Process Controls Engineer

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Date: Apr 25, 2021

Location: Wuhan, 42, CN, 430040

Company: Corning

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.

Purpose of the Position

  • Support the TOD engineering leaders to implement process controls strategy, manage process controls project portfolio, own TOD core process controls capabilities and technologies to improve or optimize process controls design and configuration.
  • Support development, design and execution on TOD controls system to achieve reliability and stability requirements.
  • Able to work with Measurement and Controls Technology communities to define adequate controls system architecture and controls loop design.
  • Support capital expansion and repair projects in terms of process controls engineering


Day to Day Responsibilities

  • Provide Process Controls Design support for Melting Furnace Installations, repairs and equipment upgrades.
  • Lead Technology/Knowledge Transfer from Central Engineering group to plants majority in China, and minority outside of China.
  • Thoroughly document all designs/developments to ensure fast and efficient technology transfer to Display Technologies facilities.
  • Lead Level 3 manufacturing support activities to immediate solution for production and permanent solutions for improvement and process optimization.


Project involved with

  • Reporting Structure Direct reports - Regular shift


Education and Experience

  • Bachelor or Master of Science Degree in Electrical or Controls or Computer area.
  • Working experience as a control engineer use process control to automate and control operational variables such as flow rates, temperatures, for example Petrochemical or Glass industries is a plus.


Required Skills

  • Willing to understand Corning hot-end process and then apply the engineering solution for process improvement and optimization as a process controls expert.
  • Expertise in Modern Control System Design (architecture and detailed level design) including Field device, PLC, SCADA, HMI and PI system, system communication protocol design including DeviceNet and Ethernet.
  • Able to create functional spec and perform software development.
  • Project Leadership experience (specification, scope, budget and schedule)
  • Strong understanding of process controls system including conventional PID control, advanced MPC and MIMO controls.
  • Strong understanding on the configuration of Final-Control-Element such as SCR and VFD to optimize loop control capability.
  • Control cabinet layout and design per NEC, IEC or China standard.
  • Project Leadership Experience (defining scopes, budget, timelines, etc.)
  • CAD capability for electrical drawing modification or revision.


Desired Skills

  • Experience in facility equipment and construction site management.
  • Experience in root cause failure analysis of electrical system equipment.
  • Matlab and Simulink for process controls simulation and performance analysis.


Soft Skills

  • Ability to work independently and directly with project customers to define project scope, identify project requirements and deliverables and satisfy objectives/timelines with a minimal amount of supervision.
  • Cross-cultural Sensitivity, Ability to work in a diversity team-based environment and participate on a matrix project team, Team player, perform well as an individual subject matter expert contributor.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, planning and organizing, building cross functional relationship


Job Selling Points

  • Career Development Opportunities
  • Travel Requirements
  • Interview process
  • Hand Off Limit
  • Target companies

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