Facilities Engineer:

Big Flats New York

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.

Scope of Position

This position is focused on providing engineering, project leadership and day-to-day troubleshooting and maintenance to enable research, development and engineering programs in support of the Innovation process. Become a leader in troubleshooting, process improvement, new equipment installation and documentation of facility infrastructure and process equipment.


Major Responsibilities:

• Learn & understand facility infrastructure & equipment functions in area of responsibility.

• Ability to assist in troubleshooting facility infrastructure equipment, systems and processes when required to ensure uninterrupted customer supply.

• Develops and uses project plans and timelines to achieve project goals without sacrificing safety, intellectual property, or quality. Adhere to all Corporate, Business Unit, and Site guidelines for same.

• Works with Quality and Engineering to document repairs/changes made to equipment and/or facility infrastructure.

• Identifies critical spare parts to have on-hand to prevent extended downtime.

• Participates in required PPA’s and facility shutdowns.

• Ability to assist in troubleshooting to the component level.

• Work closely with union trades, subcontractors and across all levels and organizations.

• Self-starter and motivated to complete the task at hand.

• Ability to multi-task. Working Conditions:

• Exposure to low medium voltage electrical infrastructure and MEP systems.

• Adherence to plant safety requirements, OSHA, NFPA and NEC guidelines as applicable.

• Safety glasses, safety-toed shoes, hard hat, fire-retardant clothing, hearing protection and clean room attire required in applicable areas.


Education and Experience Requirements:

• Bachelor of Science degree in Electro-Mechanical, Electrical or Mechanical Engineering.

• Understands regulations applicable to area of expertise and works to ensure compliance (NEC, NFPA, etc.) Incorporates safety and risk analysis into equipment designs

• Proficient in use of AutoCAD. • Co-Op and/or intern experience dealing with facility infrastructure equipment and troubleshooting.

• Ability to use test equipment, PC’s and/or schematics to troubleshoot facilities equipment/infrastructure.

• Proficient with MS Office applications.


Desired Skills:

• Displays a bias for action in situations of uncertainty, with pro-active attention to issues and problems.

• Translates engineering solutions to requirements, then further to process and/or equipment designs which deliver all required and promised performance criteria.

• Determines and recommends best solution from a series of alternatives within site specifications.

• Thoroughly carries out assignments to completion.

• Works well in a team environment, is a “self-starter” and “results oriented”.

• Communicates effectively in various settings to provide and present necessary information to Project, Department, and Site leaders.


Travel Requirements:

• Minimal (0-5%).


Hours of work:

• Standard work hours are M-F 8:00am - 5:00pm, however, on-call and weekend work expected for project work and facility shutdowns when necessary.

We prohibit discrimination on the basis of  race, color, gender, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, or veteran status or any other legally protected status.

Basic Qualifications