Production Associate - Concord, NC

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Date: Apr 13, 2024

Location: Concord, NC, US, 28026

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 61152


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.


Purpose of Position:

Responsible for successfully executing the front-line, well-defined tasks and activities in direct support of the assigned department’s daily objectives and outputs. Operates production equipment used in the manufacture of optical fiber, performs data entry, provides administrative support, and updates documentation.


Day to Day Responsibilities:

  • Follows all safety, health and environmental procedures and actively participates in maintaining and improving department safety
  • Operates equipment used to produce, transport, test or measure quality, store, ship or otherwise handle optical fiber within the facility, or equipment used to support or maintain the facility infrastructure
  • Specific activities can include but are not limited to setups, cleans, monitors, loads/unloads raw materials, inspects, and/or audits.
  • Required to annually recertify on job performance
  • Follows established procedures to monitor and maintain equipment used for raw material storage, raw material delivery to point of use, waste product collection, handling, storage and disposal in compliance with all air and water permits
  • Performs data entry for pertinent department or equipment information
  • Performs audits on data or processes within defined work function
  • Performs first level troubleshooting as defined by area documentation
  • Inspects and/or refurbishes equipment parts using well-defined procedures
  • Writes or updates documentation relevant to job or department activities
  • Performs general administrative support such as schedules of meetings, types, prepares presentation or supporting materials, copies, files, or performs receptionist activities.
  • Monitors and replenishes inventory of supplies and parts pertinent to department; places orders to maintain inventory at specified levels
  • Trains new or less experienced department members on job functions using appropriate training documentation and procedures
  • Participates on project teams to either improve or introduce new processes and systems within department
  • Proposes and implements solutions to routine problems with direction from supervisor


Work Environment:

  • Work area varies dependent on assignment. For most assignments, work occurs within a clean manufacturing environment, with adequate workspace and lighting
  • Some work areas require hearing protection.
  • Some work areas require working at heights of up to 20 feet with proper safety equipment
  • Some work areas require working in spaces with elevated temperatures
  • Occasionally lifts up to 50+ pounds
  • Stands, sits, bends and/or kneels for extended periods of time during a given work shift
  • Specific safety equipment (e.g., safety glasses, lab coats) is required in all plant areas


Work Schedule:

  • This position follows a rotating shift pattern to provide 24/7 coverage
  • Shifts will be 12 hours long and will cover weekdays, weekends, and some holidays
  • Mandatory overtime may be required



  • High School Diploma or GED required
  • Some manufacturing experience or related experience preferred



  • Require specific knowledge and skills, which are acquired through classroom and on-the-job training


This position does not support immigration sponsorship.


The range for this position is ​$22.00 hourly rate - $25.25 hourly rate.  Starting pay for the successful applicant is dependent on a variety of job-related factors, including but not limited to geographic location, market demands, experience, training, and education. The benefits available for this position include medical, dental, vision, 401(k) plan, pension plan, life insurance coverage, disability benefits, and PTO.


​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

Nearest Major Market: Charlotte
Nearest Secondary Market: Concord

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