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Facilities Engineer

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Corning Incorporated

Big Flats, NY

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Facilities Engineer


Big Flats

New York

Facilities Engineer


Sep 11, 2017


Big Flats, NY, US, 14830

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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.

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Company Profile
Corning Incorporated manufactures and sells specialty glasses, ceramics, and related materials worldwide. The company operates through five segments: Display Technologies, Optical Communications, Environmental Technologies, Specialty Materials, and Life Sciences. The Display Technologies segment manufactures glass substrates for active matrix liquid crystal displays (LCDs) that are used primarily in notebook computers, flat panel desktop monitors, and LCD televisions. The Optical Communications segment manufactures optical fiber and cable, and hardware and equipment products comprising cable assemblies, fiber optic hardware and connectors, optical components and couplers, closures, network interface devices, and other accessories. The Environmental Technologies segment manufactures ceramic substrates and filter products for emissions control in mobile and stationary, and gasoline and diesel applications. The Specialty Materials segment manufactures products that provide approximately 150 material formulations for glass, glass ceramics, and fluoride crystals. The Life Sciences segment develops, manufactures, and supplies scientific laboratory products, such as general labware and equipment, as well as specialty surfaces, media, and reagents for cell culture research, bioprocessing, genomics, drug discovery, microbiology, and chemistry. This segment also develops and produces various technologies, including the Corning Epic technology for screening; the Corning HYPER platform of vessels for cell yields; Corning Microcarriers for cell scale-up, therapy, and vaccine applications; Corning CellBIND, Matrigel, BioCoat, and Synthemax II surfaces; and Corning stemgro media. Corning Incorporated has strategic collaboration agreement with World Kitchen, LLC. The company was formerly known as Corning Glass Works and changed its name to Corning Incorporated in April 1989. Corning Incorporated was founded in 1851 and is based in Corning, New York.

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