Production Maintenance Associate II- 12 Hr. Nights

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Date: Apr 5, 2024

Location: Durham, NC, US, 27712

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 62327


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.


The purpose of this position is:

  • Performs routine and emergency maintenance on high-speed automated manufacturing and production support equipment.
  • Performs various process improvements of machines and equipment
  • Participates in troubleshooting, process improvement, and new equipment installation that vary in complexity.


Education and Experience:

  • Associates Degree, Technical Certificate program or equivalent experience.
  • Minimum of 6 years’ experience with equipment maintenance in an FDA compliant manufacturing environment.
  • Specific work experience required in use of Vision systems, electrical troubleshooting of circuits from low level signals up to 480 VAC, Allen-Bradley Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs), and making modifications to Ladder Logic.


This position includes significant duties such as:

  • Troubleshoots equipment breakdowns and performs mechanical, pneumatic, and electrical maintenance whenever required to ensure uninterrupted customer supply.
  • Repairs, rebuilds, adjusts, inspects, and monitors production and/or facility related equipment and machinery.
  • Completes required preventive maintenance at defined intervals.
  • Routinely assesses the suitability of such intervals and scope covered and revises when necessary.
  • Works with Quality and Engineering to document repairs/changes made to equipment.
  • Maintains an adequate spare parts inventory to support manufacturing operations – uses electronic means to track on-hand quantities, part numbers, and other reorder data.
  • Supports and assists other technicians with troubleshooting, conducting preventative maintenance (PM), and repairs to equipment as needed.
  • Supports validations from a mechanical perspective. 
  • Supports capital equipment projects (as the subject matter expert (SME) for maintenance) including specification, design input, testing, etc.
  • Performs maintenance tracking utilizing maintenance tracking software.
  • Obtains replacement parts in storeroom in support of preventive maintenance or proactive replacement efforts.
  • Participates in Kaizen and Lean activities as necessary to drive continuous improvement initiatives.
  • 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 followed at all times.
  • Complies with training in all manufacturing areas.
  • Handles hazardous waste as appropriate. 
  • Performs other duties as required to meet the needs of the department and company. 
  • Provides technical support to engineering team on equipment installations and upgrades. 
  • Trains/mentors other technicians in department.


Working Conditions:

  • Exposure to industrial machinery, moving parts, electrical and other energy sources including high voltage.
  • 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.
  • Adherence to plant safety requirements, OSHA and QSR/GMP/ISO guidelines as applicable.


This position does nt support immigration sponsorship

The range for this position is ​$33.00 hourly rate - $37.25 hourly rate.  Starting pay for the successful applicant is dependent on a variety of job-related factors, including but not limited to geographic location, market demands, experience, training, and education. The benefits available for this position include medical, dental, vision, 401(k) plan, pension plan, life insurance coverage, disability benefits, and PTO.


Corning Puts YOU First! 

We are committed to supporting your health, financial, career development, and life goals as you grow professionally and personally to achieve your highest potential. All benefits begin as soon as you start your career at Corning. 

  • Our monetary peer-to-peer recognition program is tied to our Values and celebrates you and your colleagues’ contributions. 
  • Health and well-being benefits include medical, dental, vision, paid parental leave, mental health/substance use, fitness, and disease management programs.  
  • Financial benefits include a 401(k) savings plan with company matching contributions and a 100% company-paid pension benefit that grows steadily throughout your career. 
  • Companywide bonus and attractive short- and long-term compensation programs are available based on your role and responsibilities.   
  • Professional development programs help you grow and achieve your career goals.


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. To request an accommodation, please contact us at

Nearest Major Market: Durham
Nearest Secondary Market: Raleigh

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