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Wind Engineering Technician

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Date: Mar 13, 2023

Location: Concord, NC, US, 28026

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 59706


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.





  • Wind Engineering Technician. This position will serve as a Wind Engineering Technician in the Wind Engineering section at Corning’s Concord, NC Optical Fiber Manufacturing facility. The main responsibility is to ensure that complex fiber winding processes meet production requirements in terms of safety, quality, reliability, and output. The candidate will monitor daily process attributes, initiate troubleshooting responses. The candidate will seek process improvement opportunities and implement solutions under proper change management protocols. They will be expected to support and lead continuous improvement activities and cost reduction initiatives. An ideal candidate will strive to fundamental process understanding and lowest cost producer objectives. This position will work closely with other members of the Engineering and Operations departments to successfully meet plant output objectives.



Job knowledge & Education level:



  • Minimum of an Associates Degree in any technical or related trade or 3+ years of related technical work experience in a manufacturing/production environment.



Essential Skills and Duties:



  • Provide high quality process support for a fast-paced 24 x 7 manufacturing environment
  • Demonstrate strong equipment and process troubleshooting skills.
  • Experience with electro-mechanical motion control systems and components:
  • PLC structured text, servo motors/drives, linear actuators, sensors
  • Adhere to site and corporate safety procedures: Lock-Out Tag-Out and authorized work permission
  • Track daily production and quality metrics, planning reactionary measures as needed
  • Work closely with support teams to understand and improve equipment capability
  • Strong communication and presentation skills.
  • Creative/innovative problem solving.
  • Ability to participate or lead process improvement teams
  • Provide trend analysis of key metrics and implement response plans.



Desired Skills:



  • Self-starter, able to exceed expectations with a minimal amount of supervision.
  • Solid modeling experience with Autodesk inventor, SolidWorks, or similar design software
  • Ability to generate and interpret mechanical and electrical drawings
  • Strong problem-solving skills and ability to reach root cause mechanisms.
  • Working knowledge of data analysis techniques using Microsoft Excel and Access.
  • Experience with statistical packages such as JMP, Minitab, and Power BI
  • Experience with Beckhoff (preferred), Allen Bradley, or similar PLC software
  • Experience with mechanical prototyping and process development.



Hours, Schedule & Flextime:



  • Standard 5-day work week, 40-45 hours/week.
  • This position requires off-hours coverage for nights and weekends on a rotating basis with co-workers


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, 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. Please contact us to request accommodation.

Nearest Major Market: Charlotte
Nearest Secondary Market: Concord