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Corning Incorporated Automation / Lean Engineer in Salt Lake City, Utah

Automation / Lean Engineer

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Date: Jan 12, 2021

Location: Salt Lake City, UT, US, 84107

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 43647

Corning is one of the world’s leading innovators in materials science. For more than 160 years, Corning has applied its unparalleled expertise inspecialty 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.

As a leading developer, manufacturer, and global supplier of scientific laboratory products for 100 years, Corning’s Life Sciences segment collaborates with researchers seeking new approaches to increase efficiencies, reduce costs and compress timelines in the drug discovery process. Using unique expertise in the fields of materials science, surface science, optics, biochemistry and biology, the segment provides innovative solutions that improve productivity and enable breakthrough discoveries.

Scope of Position:

In this role, you will provide support for day-to-day manufacturing operations with troubleshooting automation equipment including packaging systems, robotics, logic controllers, power distribution, vision systems, safety devices, automated guided vehicles & sensors.

We look for you to drive manufacturing effectiveness through the implementation of Lean concepts such as workplace organization, uninterrupted flow, error free processing, & insignificant changeovers. Independently lead Lean projects that enhance manufacturing capability and drive higher levels of performance in quality, cost, delivery, morale, & safety. Communicate and work with production, maintenance, scheduling and engineering to achieve plant goals and objectives.

Day to Day Responsibilities:

  • Troubleshoot existing automation using first principles and make recommendations to sustain operations with minimal downtime.

  • Calibrating and troubleshooting robots, vision and safety systems.

  • Design/modify production equipment to meet quality standards and production quantity goals.

  • Select, test, and integrate hardware and software components such as robots, analog devices, motion controllers, sensors, vision systems, lasers, and other control related hardware.

  • Formulate and produce a complete electrical design package which includes detailed schematics, panel layouts, bills of materials, and material requisition forms, based on specifications and the plant’s requirements.

  • Design and develop PLC based software programs specific to system requirements based on standard programming methods Lean.

  • Work with Production, Scheduling, and Engineering to create systems and methodologies to improve flow and improve productivity.

  • Work on waste elimination projects that achieve reduced labor, increased capacity, decreased cycle time, and reduction of material scrap (includes horizontal deployment as needed).

  • Planning and implementation of workplace flow & layout, as well as equipment installations, modifications, and moves according to Lean concepts.

  • Benchmark opportunities and development of partnerships with appropriate parties.

  • Daily engagement with shop floor practices.

Travel Requirements:

  • Negligible

Hours of work/work schedule/flex-time:

  • Standard business hours; Monday – Friday.

Required Education:

  • Bachelor’s level degree in Electrical, Mechanical or Manufacturing Engineering or related field.

Required Years and Area of Experience:

  • Minimum of 0-3+ years relevant engineering experience.

  • Prior intern or co-op experience will be considered.

Required Skills:

  • Hands-on experience and electrical/automation troubleshooting experience outside of the classroom.

  • Familiar with Six Sigma / Lean concepts.

Desired Experience / Qualifications / Skills:

  • Proficiency with Solidworks software.

  • Proficiency wit AutoCAD.

  • Experience with servos.

  • Robot and vision system experience.

Soft Skills:

  • Strong technical curiosity

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Open and engaging – able to interface effectively with all levels of the organization

  • Flexible and adaptable

  • Strong problem-solving skills

  • Interpersonal skills

  • Process oriented

  • MS Office proficiency

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: Salt Lake City

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