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Date: Jan 22, 2022

Location: Wilmington, NC, US, 28405

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 49267


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.

Our Optical Communications segment has recently evolved from being a manufacturer of optical fiber and cable, hardware and equipment to being a comprehensive provider of industry-leading optical solutions across the broader communications industry.This segment is classified into two main product groupings – carrier network and enterprise network. The carrier network product group consists primarily of products and solutions for optical-based communications infrastructure for services such as video, data and voice communications. The enterprise network product group consists primarily of optical-based communication networks sold to businesses, governments and individuals for their own use.

Purpose of the Position: Development Process Technician responsible for working within teams to develop new optical fiber manufacturing processes and/or process conditions for improved product attributes or reduced cost of optical fiber.


Day to Day Responsibilities:

  • Support the design, install, and troubleshooting of development equipment
  • Design, install, and troubleshoot new instrumentation and measurement techniques
  • Assist in running experiments and interpreting results
  • Collaborate with equipment design, processing equipment deployment, and manufacturing receivers during later stages of technology development
  • Provide support for startup of new equipment
  • Provide training and documentation to support transfer of new processes and equipment Projects involved with: Phantom, Horizon IV, Blackbird, and potentially Milano, Swift


Education & Experience

  • Two year electrical/mechanical technical degree  
  • No Degree - 10+ years of work experience.


Required Skills

  • Sound decision making and prioritization skills
  • Ability to communicate with all levels of the plant organization
  • Strong people skills • Ability to handle/prioritize multiple tasks as necessary
  • Good process and equipment troubleshooting skills
  • Mechanically and Electrically inclined (aptitude for both)
  • Ability to handle/prioritize multiple tasks as necessary
  • Good written and verbal communication skills (detailed oriented)
  • Ability to train effectively


Desired Skills

  • Capable of using Diagnostic equipment
  • Basic understanding of PLC
  • PC – Data Analysis (PI, etc.)
  • Electrical test equipment
  • Familiarity with AutoCAD (or similar)


Soft Skills

  • Works well in a team environment, is a “self-starter” and “results oriented”.
  • Acts and makes decisions in the best interest of the team.
  • Complies with all policies and procedures of the plant.
  • Works well with other disciplines (IT, mechanical, and process engineering) to fully understand manufacturing system functionality and design requirements.


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: Wilmington