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Chemistry Operator - Kennebunk, ME

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Date: Apr 11, 2021

Location: Kennebunk, ME, US, 04043

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 41318


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.

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.

2 Openings - 1 for Weekend F/S/S and 1 for 2nd Shift.  Training will be M-F 1st Shift

The purpose of this position is:

  • Mixes chemicals and apply coatings for Kennebunk’s coatings operations.

This position includes significant duties such as:

  • Works with many different types of chemicals and performs multi-step synthesis of various chemicals used.
  • Verifies materials required to build product based on daily operator instruction sheet/procedure.
  • Works with high cost materials (e.g., chemicals, glassware, etc.).
  • Uses scales, various equipment, computer, measuring equipment and pipettor.
  • Collects and disposes of used chemicals in plant in conjunction with Safety & HAZMAT disposal contractor.
  • Obtains necessary paperwork with correct inspection process.
  • Mixes and verifies all concentration of chemicals required for assembly are within validated guidelines.
  • Follows verified and written protocols, quickly identifying deviations with engineering.
  • Collects and prepares samples for quality inspection.
  • Uses computer for data acquisition, production monitoring and quality performance.
  • Maintains accurate and timely production count and product inventory.
  • Troubleshoots issues with engineers.
  • Performs inventory of chemicals.
  • Assists engineering in development of chemical processes.
  • Maintains a clean work area and equipment.
  • Works independently.

Working Conditions:

  • Good working conditions.
  • Proper PPE required when working in different areas of the facility.
  • Training to occur on 1st shift.
  • A willingness to flex hours to 2nd shift is desired as demand ramps.


  • High School or General Education Diploma required.
  • Associates Degree in chemistry, biology, biotechnology, or lab based program is preferred.


  • Over 1 year lab experience required to attain quality and quantity performance.

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: Portland Maine