Operations Associate

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Date: Jul 10, 2024

Location: Christiansburg, VA, US, 24073

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 63959


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. 

Corning’s Environmental Technologies segment manufactures ceramic substrates and filter products for emissions control in mobile and stationary applications around the world.



  • Effectively and efficiently communicate with other employees, contractors, and customers verbally or in writing using various means such as email, phones, radios, or other devices
  • Operate production machinery and computers, perform basic maintenance and troubleshooting, and monitor machinery performance to quantity and quality standards
  • Ensure workspace is maintained to 5S standards; clean and orderly
  • Know and adhere to all Safety requirements, Standard Operating Procedures (SOP), Job Safety Analysis (JSA), plant work rules, Corning policies and procedures, and all performance metrics or targeted objectives
  • Assist R&D, engineering, operations, and other Corning employees or contractors with experiments or other duties
  • Use computer systems and equipment to enter and retrieve data, monitor production processes, and to communicate
  • Provide training to other Corning employees or contractors on various topics as assigned and maintain all required training as well as any certifications
  • Receive, understand, verify, update, and maintain control of production paperwork, data logs, work tools, and other resources
  • Physically and visually inspect product for defects and accurately decide on the appropriate action(s) to take
  • Work in a team environment to optimize output of quality product, assist others as necessary, and promote safety awareness


Working Conditions

  • Work is typically performed indoors with light lifting, turning, pivoting, and reaching. Heavy lifting may occur in rare instances. Exposure to elements of dirt, dust, fumes, oils, lights, and noises is expected


Educational Requirements

  • High School Diploma or General Education Diploma (GED).  
  • At least 18 years of age


Physical Requirements

  • Vision correctable to 20/20
  • Lifting of weight up to 50 lbs. to waist height and 30 lbs. to shoulder height
  • Hand manipulation of materials, tools, keyboards, and other work items
  • Mobility over wide floor areas and ability negotiate stairs
  • Remain standing for periods exceeding two (2) hours
  • Ability to wear personal protective equipment


Hours of Work

  • Twelve (12) hour shifts with ability to rotate through a variety of tasks and assignments may be day shift or night shift


This position does not support immigration sponsorship. 

The starting pay for this position is ​$22.64 hourly rate.  Compensation and benefits available for this position are dictated by the appropriate Collective Bargaining Agreement.

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 accommodations@corning.com.

Nearest Major Market: Blacksburg
Nearest Secondary Market: Virginia

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