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Date: Jul 1, 2019

Location: Wilmington, NC, US, 28405

Company: Corning

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.

Performs maintenance, installation, construction, remodeling, major overhauls and repairs to all types of plant facilities, services, maintenance pollution abatement and production machinery and equipment requiring the use of trades and mechanics tools such as:

  • lathe, drill press, milling machine, grinder, welder, table saw, pipe threader, cutting torch, squaring shear, bending brake, fork lift truck, hand tools, etc.
  • Specializes on complex work in a limited number of trades skills, but also performs satisfactory in several others.

This work includes such duties as:

  • Receives work assignment from supervisor, working from blueprints, sketches, and verbal instructions to complete assignments, and observes accepted trade practices and tolerances.
  • Diagnoses machine malfunctions, disassembles, repairs and assemblies all types of equipment, such as, air compressors, vacuum pumps, heat pump and chiller, machine shop tools, OWG lathes, draws, consolidation furnaces, PA equipment and other stationary plant facilities and production equipment.

Performs a variety of the most complicated work in various trades fields with tasks typical of the following:

  • Aligns interrelated parts to close tolerance on such equipment as lathes, draws, consolidation furnaces and PA equipment;
  • Fabricates, constructs and installs OWG manufacturing equipment such as lathes, draws, consolidation furnaces, and PA equipment;
  • Constructs offices and engineering labs, from metal or wood partitions, T-bar framed dropped ceilings, and tiled floors, and installs services, such as: air conditioning, heating, compressed air and vacuum piping;
  • Machine simple parts, such as: bushing, shafts, brackets, etc.
  • Performs all preventive maintenance duties and maintains necessary preventive maintenance records.
  • Directs work of lesser skilled employees and mechanic/trades apprentices as necessary.
  • Maintains good housekeeping in work area while at all times observing safety regulations and practices.
  • The above statement reflects the general details considered necessary to describe the function of this job and shall not be construed as a detailed description of the job identified.

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.


Nearest Major Market: Wilmington