Facilities Maintenance Associate

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Date: Jun 4, 2023

Location: Durham, NC, US, 27712

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 59129


Corning is vital to progress – in the industries we help shape and in the world we share.

We invent life-changing technologies using materials science. Our scientific and manufacturing expertise, boundless curiosity, and commitment to purposeful invention place us at the center of the way the world interacts, works, learns, and lives.

Our sustained investment in research, development, and invention means we’re always ready to solve the toughest challenges alongside our customers. 

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.

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.


The purpose of this position is:

  • To provide general support to facility and facility equipment.


This position includes significant duties such as:

  • Perform ongoing preventive maintenance and repair work on facility mechanical, HVAC, chilled water systems, RO and DI water systems, air compressors, generators, boiler, etc.
  • Operate/Support all HVAC systems and associated equipment, plumbing systems, building management system, generators, air compressors, resin delivery systems, and building repairs
  • Perform facility inspections and report on condition affecting operations
  • Monitor and supervise facility preventive maintenance contracts
  • Respond to emergencies
  • Prepare and submit summary reports of conditions in buildings and recommend actions to be taken
  • Review and understand equipment and methods of operation, BMS system, fire/life.
  • Safety such as fire suppression and alarm, and other systems
  • Comply with all safety procedures and requirements
  • Maintain records as required.
  • Maintain detailed and accurate reports
  • Perform cleaning tasks as requested
  • Perform minor painting and build projects.
  • Attend training sessions and seminars
  • Other assigned tasks as requested.
  • Handles more than one priority at a time and shifts priorities quickly
  • Delivers on established tasks and goals
  • Must be able to work indoors or outdoors
  • Maintains site resin delivery system
  • Works with hand tools and/or power tools while troubleshooting, conducting preventative maintenance (PM), or repairing equipment.
  • Demonstrates safe techniques and proper use of all tools.
  • Safety systems relating to working on the equipment such as Lock-Out/Tag-Out, NFPA-70 E Arc Flash, spills, and machine guarding must be follwed at all times.
  • Completes records / forms recording relevant data onto forms or via electronic data entry in Maximo or other systems.
  • Ensures accuracy and good documentation practices per company and Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) standards.


Working Conditions:

  • Exposure to industrial machinery, moving parts, electrical and other energy sources.
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) required including, but not limited to, lab coats, hair/beard covers, gloves, ear protection, eye protection, safety shoes, etc.
  • Exposure to fumes and chemicals such as cleaners, inks, and solvents.
  • Exposure to high frequency noise.
  • Frequently lifts and/or moves up to 25 pounds and up to 65 pounds rarely.



  • High School diploma or equivalent



  • 3 years manufacturing/facilities experience with 2 years of responsibilities for equipment maintenance troubleshooting or equivalent military experience.

*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, 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