Controls Engr II:

Concord North Carolina

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.


Controls Engineer Position will serve as an electrical controls resource for Winding and Automation equipment support group in Corning’s Concord, NC facility.


Main responsibility is to ensure that complex manufacturing equipment and processes meet daily production requirements in terms of safety, quality and, reliability. Monitor process attributes on a daily basis, initiate and verify responses throughout the support chain. Participate in synchronization efforts by actively receiving new technology and processes. Seek out and implement cost reduction opportunities. Required to be versed in various controls platforms and electrical engineering principles.



  • Provide high quality electrical and process support for a fast-paced 24 x 7 manufacturing environment.
  • Track daily production/quality metrics and plan reactionary measures as needed.
  • Own performance of key attributes: develop and maintain tracking tools, report out on daily discrepancies, and manage long term performance.
  • Extensive experience with various electrical and machine control systems.
  • Equipment and process troubleshooting skills.
  • Work closely with support technicians to resolve equipment issues.
  • Provide incremental training on new equipment or process changes as needed.
  • Ensure all equipment and processes are safe to operate. Understanding of NEC and other pertinent safety codes.
  • Ability to work across various functional groups on a daily basis to accomplish goals: Operations, IT, Facilities, Project Engineering, QE, etc

Travel- Minimal


Hours: 8am to 5pm with flexibility and on call support every 4-8 weeks


Education/Experience Level:

  • B.S. Electrical Engineering with 2 or more year’s equipment/controls experience in manufacturing
  • Experience with Allen Bradley or similar controllers and associated hardware including: PLC and I/O devices, motion control, various communication protocols, field wiring and disconnect devices.
  • Experience with Fanuc robots and teach-pendant programming
  • Ability to generate, debug and modify PLC code – both ladder logic and structured text.
  • Knowledge of IEC-1131 programming methodology, closed loop control systems and PID tuning.
  • Sound understanding of AC/DC electrical theory, and practical application thereof.
  • Experience with various electro-mechanical devices such as; servo motors, valves, sensing devices and conveyors.
  • Experience with industrial vision systems and scanning devices.
  • Ability to generate and interpret electrical drawings using AutoCAD Electrical

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