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Engineering Technician, Stackables - CLS, Kennebunk

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Date: Feb 10, 2021

Location: Kennebunk, ME, US, 04043

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 43413


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.


Scope of Position:

In this role, you will design and build prototype and production assembly machines and related equipment for manufacturing, this may include but is not limited to:  Construction of machine frames, fixtures, jigs and pick and place stations, diagrams logic systems for functions such as sequence and timing of devices. We look for you to also consult for Manufacturing, through observation, evaluation and analysis, technical issues related to product or equipment designs, associated with existing production automation.


Day to Day Responsibilities:

  • Work with Manufacturing and Product Development groups on evaluating and implementing capacity, cost reduction and new opportunities.
  • Work with vendors on automation designs to meet equipment specifications, to determine feasibility, project scope, costs, and timelines.
  • Lead and participate in equipment design reviews, document changes and follow-up with vendors. Communicate progress through all levels of the organization
  • Conduct new equipment acceptance trials at vendors.
  • Direct the installation and training of new assembly equipment into manufacturing.
  • Manage assigned project capital spending Projects:
    • Project manage new automation equipment efforts as they arise.
    • Support maintenance / production as required in the redesign or acquisition of replacement parts for assembly equipment.
  • Documents new concepts and makes and checks engineering drawings.
  • Write SOP’s, maintenance requirements, spare parts lists and job change and set up specifications. May issue change orders as required.
  • Conduct vendor visits as required for project status reviews.
  • Key Decision Areas:
    • Vendor selection for prototype or production assembly machines or related equipment.
    • Performance evaluation of new assembly machines or related equipment.
    • Prioritizes projects and activities based on manufacturing requirements and Plant Objectives.
    • Project related spending.


Travel Requirements:

  • We anticipate less than 5% travel is required for this role.


Hours of work/work schedule/flex-time:

  • Normal working hours are M – F, 7 AM – 4 PM.
  • Overtime could be required and a flexible schedule to accommodate 24/7 production support is required.
  • Informal 24/7 coverage for ad-hoc call-in support is required.


Required Education:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent required.
  • Prefer Associate’s or Technical Degree.


Required Years and Area of Experience:

  • Minimum of 2+ years’ experience in a technical role working with automated equipment within a manufacturing environment.


Required Skills:

  • Design software knowledge (Solidworks).
  • Creative/innovative problem solving.
  • MS Office; particularly Word, Access and Excel; we will need you to have the ability to build queries, set up spreadsheets with formulas, etc.


Desired Experience / Skills:

  • Deep knowledge of plastic extrusion/UV processing technologies.
  • Data analysis skills.


Soft Skills:

  • Able to collaborate across organizational boundaries and integrate solutions.
  • Results oriented, self-starter and high commitment.
  • The ability to learn new technology and processes quickly.
  • Good verbal/written communication and presentation skills.
  • Interpersonal skills – engaging, enabling, open.
  • Passionate about manufacturing.
  • Planning and organization: Effective in managing multiple priorities.
  • Willingness to interact with others and actively seek out answers.
  • We will expect you to work with minimal supervision (can plan/organize their activities based on objectives).


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: Portland Maine