Manufacturing Technician II

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Date: May 24, 2023

Location: Concord, NC, US, 28026

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 60310


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. 

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.


Scope of Position:

Provide manufacturing support for optical waveguide manufacturing process as well as manage cost reduction, controls improvement and capacity projects. Technician that has the ability to troubleshoot low and medium voltage systems, troubleshoot using PLCs, and manage manufacturing processes and projects (cost reduction, repair and maintenance reduction, etc.). Provides first, second and third level troubleshooting of equipment/process issues. Works hands-on with manufacturing equipment and activities. Identifies and supports process improvements. Uses judgment, experience, and initiative to resolve problems and make recommendations.


Day to Day Responsibilities:

  • Production support for any throughput or safety items that may be hindering output.
  • Resolution to ongoing chronic issues that require process monitoring and data analysis to implement robust controls solutions.
  • Manage multiple projects utilizing sound engineering principles to drive completion.
  • Works closely with development groups to support new product development.
  • Provide detailed documentation at the completion of projects.
  • 1st point of contact to provide comprehensive electrical/controls/mechanical/equipment troubleshooting of production equipment issues
  • Responsible for monitoring area performance, identifying equipment/process issues, and following issues to closure
  • Simultaneously managing and troubleshooting multiple issues using sound technical principles to drive resolution with the ability to prioritize issues based on the overall plant’s needs
  • Support Preventive Maintenance and equipment upkeep efforts
  • Directing maintenance personnel in the repairs, maintenance, testing, installation, and debugging of equipment • Stay up to date with training from engineering and technical SME (Subject Matter Expert) areas, on new processes/equipment and/or on procedural changes
  • Work with a variety of groups including operators, other support technicians, engineers, and trades to coordinate and direct equipment startup, repair, troubleshooting, and process changes
  • Contribute to keep production teams current on processes, equipment, and procedures
  • Reference supporting documentation to complete tasks and report documentation discrepancies that need to be updated
  • As needed, develop, document, and deliver training packages for new or modified equipment to production and support groups in the plant
  • Assisting engineers in the design, troubleshooting, documentation, and implementation of new or modified production equipment
  • Maintain the systems and actions necessary to ensure compliance with department certification programs, quality system audit program, and ISO 14000 registration
  • Champion a safe work environment and help enforce all housekeeping and safety regulations


Hours of work/work schedule/flex-time:

  • 12 Hour Rotating Shifts


Required Education/ Years of Experience:

  • 2 year technical degree with 2 or more years of experience OR • 10 years of technical experience in lieu of a degree


Required Skills

  • Experience working with and troubleshooting process equipment.
  • Experienced in electrical system troubleshooting including low and medium voltage systems, PLCs, temperature controls safety systems, etc.
  • Experience with mechanical system troubleshooting including pneumatic controls, flow control, material handling, etc.)
  • Experienced in troubleshooting and repair of electrical and pneumatic controls including use of test equipment
  • Experienced in troubleshooting and repair of simple to complex mechanical equipment
  • Familiarity with sensors, thermocouples (TCs), switches, motors, and actuators
  • Ability to read/understand electrical, mechanical drawings, and machine specifications


Desired Skills

  • Advanced knowledge of PLC Control systems: Allen-Bradley, Beckhoff, Siemens or similar system. 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.


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, 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.

Nearest Major Market: Charlotte
Nearest Secondary Market: Concord