Control Room Operations Lead

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Date: Nov 18, 2023

Location: Durham, NC, US, 27712

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 61638


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. 

As a leading developer, manufacturer, and global supplier of scientific laboratory products for 100 years, Corning’s Life Sciences segment collaborates with researchers seeking new approaches to increase efficiencies, reduce costs and compress timelines in the drug discovery process. Using unique expertise in the fields of materials science, surface science, optics, biochemistry and biology, the segment provides innovative solutions that improve productivity and enable breakthrough discoveries.


Scope of Position:

  • Operates and maintains the sterilizer according to company policies and regulatory guidelines.
  • Assists in product material handling, segregation, and distribution.
  • Serves as the leader on shift, for the assigned sterilization team – working with all necessary business partners.


This position includes significant duties such as:

  • Safely conducts operation of irradiator, internal/external conveyors, and all associated equipment.
  • Provides technical direction to Material Handlers for performance of equipment operation and error recovery.
  • Maintains daily operations log for assigned sterilizer.
  • Assists with the monitoring, detecting, assessing, and responding to unauthorized entry of Controlled, Restricted, and Secure areas of the facility on off hours.
  • Assists in training identified personnel to qualify as Powered Industrial Truck operators.
  • Diagnoses/Corrects sterilizer equipment malfunction and completes timely repair to minimize downtime.
  • Oversees the compliance of safety requirements by visitors and non- departmental personnel.
  • Operates and maintains all types of radiation monitoring equipment, specifically dosimeters and survey meters.
  • Maintains compliance with established government and company safety regulations, environmental and emergency procedures, and Quality System Requirements.
  • In the event of an emergency on off hours, works with outside agencies (e.g., Security team, Sheriff’s Department, Fire Department, etc.) responding to any Sterilizer alarms.
  • Performs special projects in the Sterilization Operations Department, or other departments as required.
  • Adheres to plant safety requirements, OSHA and QSR/GMP/ISO guidelines as applicable.
  • Perform and coach others in daily waste removal and other general housekeeping duties. 
  • Ensure production records and work orders are complete through using and coaching others in Camstar, PeopleSoft, and EtQ.
  • Ensures that Continuous Improvement (CI) activities are supported (5S, Kaizens, etc.) ensuring overall organization and housekeeping of assigned area.
  • May be required to pass additional background screenings for Trustworthiness and Reliability, as defined by the U.S.NRC Title 10, CFR Part 37.5
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Working Conditions:

  • Disagreeable working conditions.
  • Exposure to industrial machinery, moving parts, electrical and other energy sources.
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) required including but not limited to gloves, ear protection, eye protection, steel/ composite toe leather safety shoes, and high visibility vests/ gear.
  • Exposure to fumes and chemicals such as cleaners, inks, solvents, and high-powered magnets.
  • Exposure to ionizing radiation, monitored with wearable dosimeters.
  • Exposure to high frequency noise.
  • Frequently lifts and/or moves up to 25 pounds and up to 65 pounds occasionally.


Education and Experience:

  • HS Diploma or GED required
  • Associates Degree in a technical field preferred
  • 3-5 years manufacturing experience, preferably in a GMP environment
  • Lead experience within production or task teams required
  • Experience working with automation equipment required
  • Experience troubleshooting automation equipment preferred


This position does not support immigration sponsorship

The range for this position is ​$28.00 hourly rate - $33.00 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: Durham
Nearest Secondary Market: Raleigh

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