Electrical Design Engineer

Less than 5 years experience  •  Electronics

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 11/17/17
Corning, NY
Less than 5 years experience
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 11/17/17

Req #: 6221

Scope of Position: 

Develop and implement innovative electrical control designs to solve significant processing and material handling opportunities for Corning Incorporated.  Focus will be on the design, commissioning and start-up of new equipment for batching, melting, draw, extruding, firing, finishing, and material handling.


Day to Day Responsibilities:

  • Electrical Design of process and automation controls for manufacturing environment.
  • Oversee Electrical CAD activities for Corporate Engineering
  • Oversee Control Cabinet specifications, safety circuits, electrical cabinet checkouts,
  • Coordinate with project managers to develop and implement electrical controls with state-of-the-art manufacturing capacity.
  • Dramatically advance productivity gains through control hardware.
  • Collect and interpret control project needs from a variety of sources
  • Development and deploy process and automation controls on global scale
  • Design complete electrical system to control stability of thermodynamics, fluid dynamics, mechanical, motion, chemical, robotics, power, molecular structure, multi-state physics, and electromechanical processes.
  • Test validity of solutions that use traditional and advanced control.
  • Actively participate in all phases of the project including design, fabrication, off-line integration and testing, installation, production start-up support, training of plant personnel, and technology transfer.  Independently follow construction of equipment at vendors’ facilities.
  • Actively participate in all project development phases including design, fabrication, off-line integration, testing, installation, production start-up support, training of plant personnel and technology transfer.
  • Provide necessary hardware related documentation including requirements, design, test plan, and user guide.
  • Individual must be capable of executing project assignments, in a cross-functional team based environment.
  • Report on project activities on a pre-determined basis.  Ensure results meet the customer’s requirements as well as applicable national and international equipment design standards.
  • Mentor and promote hardware development best practices.
  • Enhance centralized AutoCAD libraries.
  • Prepare, present and publish technical papers in public forums to advance personal technical reputation and Corning Incorporated


Travel Requirement: 

40% domestic and international travel involved. 


Hours of Work/Schedule

  • 43+ hours/week


Required Skills:

  • A typical college experience in electrical design, electronic design, embedded processors, computer programming, and instrumentation.
  • AutoCAD or SolidWork computer design packages
  • Electrical Design knowledge of Plant Floor controls, HMI’s, instrumentation desirable.
  • Well versed in electrical engineering principles.
  • Understanding of PID and advanced control functionality.
  • Capability to design, develop and deliver fully integrated machine and motion control, automation, and process machine to manufacturing. 
  • Able to effectively leverage external machine builders and electrical integrators to design, develop, and deploy integrated manufacturing to global manufacturing facilities
  • Understanding of electrical panel layout, schematic design, ladder logic programming, and electrical testing and troubleshooting.
  • Familiarity of logic based programming. PLC and IEC base programming structure including ladder logic, function blocks, structured text, and sequential flowchart desirable.
  • Knowledge of processes comprised of thermodynamics, fluid dynamics, and heat transfer.
  • Integration of embedded real time control into solution.
  • Ability to document risk assessment process and design safety circuits that are in compliance with ANSI R15.06-1999 or ANSI TR3 and process requirements.
  • Strong problem solving skills.
  • Rigor in experimental execution and analysis.


Desired Skills:

  • Experience with electrical control cabinet design
  • Experience with machine vision acquisition
  • Experience with robotics
  • Communications - EthernetIP, OPC UA, DeviceNet, CANBUS, ProfiNet, ProfiBus, and Modbus
  • Works well with other disciplines (process, mechanical engineering)
  • Controls/Electrical Panel design experience in Manufacturing
  • Basic project management skills (e.g. scoping, budgeting, timelines etc.)
  • Some experience in manufacturing environment
  • Some knowledge of equipment engineering, process support and debug
  • Familiarity with communication interfaces (Serial, Ethernet)


Soft Skills:

  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written) 
  • Interpersonal skills – engaging, enabling, open
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to collaborate with internal customers around the world to achieve business goals.


Required Education and Experience: 

BS in Electrical Engineering required. 

0-3 years of experience in related technical field

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