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Materials Technician

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Date: Sep 26, 2021

Location: Corning, NY, US, 14831

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 48729


Corning’s history is filled with breakthrough technologies that have played a meaningful role in the way the world works. We thrive on solving difficult, commercially relevant problems through a creative and collaborative research and development process. Corning succeeds through sustained investment in R&D, more than 160 years of materials science and process engineering knowledge, and a distinctive reciprocal culture.


Corning's Manufacturing, Technology and Engineering division (MTE) is recognized as the leader in engineering perfection & innovative manufacturing technologies by providing diverse skills to Corning’s existing & emerging businesses.


Corning Incorporated focuses on building a diverse global workforce where differences are celebrated, and employees feel safe bringing their “whole selves” to work. Our Diversity Network hosts 18 active and distinctive Employee Resource Groups. Employees have access to Allyship resources, podcasts, an internal video channel, digital learning series and trainings, all passionate about building and celebrating global diversity and inclusion. Corning has been recognized as a leader in this regard and has been consistently recognized as a national employer of choice.


Day to Day Responsibilities:

  • Work with engineering staff and fellow technicians to complete refractory, glass, metal and ceramic testing in a lab environment to support materials and manufacturing development
  • Support lab safety programs to provide a safe working environment
  • Help design, conduct and troubleshoot high temperature experiments, including electrical and communication subsystems
  • Collect experimental data, maintain organized records, and report results to internal customers or engineers
  • Hands-on support to build, repair and maintain high temperature test setups, process machinery, and laboratory equipment


Travel Requirements:

  • Estimated domestic travel at 5% - 10% possible, depending upon specific project assignment.


Required Education and Years of Experience:

  • AAS in Technical degree
  • 3+ years of experience in a laboratory or manufacturing environment


Required Skills:

  • Work independently and handle multiple concurrent tasks
  • Mechanical aptitude with ability to troubleshoot and characterize process or equipment issues
  • Knowledge of electrical circuitry and controls including, but not limited to high voltage, transformer selection/usage, Ohm’s Law and resistance heating, PLC programming, system integration and component communication
  • Ability to build electrical systems from a blueprint
  • Capable of monitoring and executing designed experiments
  • Creative / innovative problem solving
  • Ability to follow detailed standard operating procedures to accomplish a task and help develop SOPs for new testing requirements or to improve workflow.
  • Comfortable working with high temperature samples with the appropriate PPE


Desired Skills:

  • Interacts well with technicians, engineers, customers and management
  • Effectively communicates results, directions, and experimental details
  • Technically curious and self-motivated
  • Glass melting experience
  • CAD drafting experience (SolidWorks)
  • Data analysis and interpretation


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This position will support immigration sponsorship.


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.


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.


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