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Controls Technician

Company: Corning
Location: Durham
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

Requisition Number: 44744

Corning is one of the world's leading innovators in materials science, with a 166-year track record of life-changing inventions. Corning applies its unparalleled expertise in glass science, ceramics science, and optical physics, along with its deep manufacturing and engineering capabilities, to develop category-defining products that transform industries and enhance people's lives. Corning Valor Glass is an example of a life-changing innovation purpose-built to store and protect injectable medicines. Corning is also a global leader in pharmaceutical tubing, manufacturing a variety of clear and amber glass tubing that is converted by our customers into vials, cartridges, ampules and syringes.

Scope of Position:

  • Performs a variety of duties in the electronic, mechanical, electromechanical, or optical areas.
  • Provides controls design input for new equipment.
  • Provides the first level of troubleshooting when issues from the floor are elevated to the controls engineering department.
  • Involved in controls wiring for existing and new equipment.
  • Constructs, troubleshoots, adjusts, tests, and maintains equipment, components, devices, or systems.
  • Works from schematics, engineering drawings, and written or verbal instructions.
  • Operates related equipment; conducts tests and reports data in prescribed format.
  • Prepares reports and recommends solutions to technical problems as required.
  • Works with maintenance technicians to repair equipment. Provides guidance and training to maintenance technical personnel.
  • Works with plant maintenance personnel to standardize on equipment and components.
  • Performs process improvements to the company's safety systems that conforms to the required legal and standard requirements.
  • Making sure all plant requirements for controls, safety, and quality are met for system upgrades.
  • Follow plant's change control process for equipment changes.
  • Works on assignments that are complex in nature where considerable judgment and initiative are required in resolving problems and making recommendations.
  • Provides off hours On-Call support as part of the On-Call rotation in the controls engineering group.

Day to Day Responsibilities:

  • Supervise vendors for controls work on existing equipment
  • Prepare user requirement specifications for controls work performed by outside resources
  • Lead projects for control's upgrades on existing equipment
  • Prepare reports, maintain records, and requisition supplies and parts
  • Troubleshoot problems by gathering machine information and data
  • Perform upgrades of current equipment
  • Wire electrical panels from electrical schematics
  • Prepare electrical drawings for improvements
  • Perform installation and troubleshooting of motor control centers and motors
  • Contributes to maintenance standards and procedures
  • Support maintenance department in troubleshooting of production equipment
  • Perform installation and troubleshooting of new equipment

Travel Requirements:

  • Up to 50% first 3 months, negligible long term

Hours of work/work schedule/flex-time:

  • Exempt / non-exempt position working approximately 40 hours per week, Monday to Friday, with flexibility to support project assignments and off shifts.

Required Education:

  • Associates Degree in Technical Field (Electrical, Electronics, Mechatronics), equivalent military training, or 10 years of applicable experience in the Electrical Automation Field

Required Years and Area of Experience:

  • 3+ years in controls/automation technician role
  • 3+ years with PLC/HMI programming and troubleshooting
  • Solid knowledge of electrical practices and theory

Skills / Experience:

  • Experience working in a manufacturing environment
  • Knowledge of NFPA Arc-Flash safety regulations
  • Experience with troubleshooting of robot systems
  • Experience working with 480VAC and below
  • Ability to read and decipher electrical schematics and make modifications if necessary
  • Ability to read and troubleshoot Ladder Logic used in PLCs, preferably Allen Bradley
  • Experience with industrial control development and implementation
  • Knowledge of electrical systems and infrastructure
  • Experience with calibration of instrumentation
  • Excellent problem-solving skills. (root cause analysis)
  • Good teamwork skills including knowledge transfer and communication
  • Strong ability to create and maintain cooperative working relationships with employees, supervisors, suppliers, vendors and contractors
  • Strong ability in applying discretion, judgement, and initiative within established guidelines, rules and procedures
  • Experience with integrated motion in manufacturing equipment (VFDs, Servo Motors, Stepper Motors)

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, or 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: Durham

Nearest Secondary Market: Raleigh

Keywords: Corning, Durham , Controls Technician, Other , Durham, North Carolina

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