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Equipment Technician

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Date: Jun 6, 2021

Location: Durham, NC, US, 27712

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 45223


Corning is one of the world's leading innovators in materials science, with a 166-year track record of life-changing inventions. Corning applies its unparalleled expertise in glass science, ceramics science, and optical physics, along with its deep manufacturing and engineering capabilities, to develop category-defining products that transform industries and enhance people's lives. Corning Valor™ Glass is an example of a life-changing innovation purpose-built to store and protect injectable medicines. Corning is also a global leader in pharmaceutical tubing, manufacturing a variety of clear and amber glass tubing that is converted by our customers into vials, cartridges, ampules and syringes.

Scope of Position:

  • Performs a variety of duties in the electronic, mechanical, electromechanical, or optical areas.
  • Provides mechanical and equipment design input for new equipment.
  • Provides the first level of troubleshooting when issues from the floor are elevated to the equipment engineering department.
  • Involved in refurbishment and design improvements for existing equipment.
  • Constructs, troubleshoots, adjusts, tests, and maintains equipment, components, devices, or systems.
  • Works from schematics, engineering drawings, and written or verbal instructions.
  • Operates related equipment; conducts tests and reports data in prescribed format.
  • Prepares reports and recommends solutions to technical problems as required.
  • Works with maintenance technicians to repair equipment.
  • Provides guidance and training to maintenance technical personnel.
  • Works with plant maintenance personnel to standardize on equipment and components.
  • Performs process improvements to the company’s safety systems that conforms to the required legal and standard requirements.
  • Making sure all plant requirements for equipment, safety, and quality are met for system upgrades.
  • Follow plant’s change control process for equipment changes.
  • Works on assignments that are complex in nature where considerable judgment and initiative are required in resolving problems and making recommendations.
  • Provides off hours On-Call support as part of the On-Call rotation in the equipment engineering group.

Day to Day Responsibilities:  

  • Supervise vendors for mechanical/equipment work on existing equipment  
  • Prepare user requirement specifications for mechanical work performed by outside resources  
  • Lead projects for equipment upgrades on existing equipment  
  • Prepare reports, maintain records, and requisition supplies and parts  
  • Troubleshoot problems by gathering machine information and data  
  • Perform upgrades of current equipment
  • Assemble mechanical systems from drawings and schematics  
  • Prepare mechanical/pneumatic/plumbing drawings for improvements  
  • Perform installation and troubleshooting of electro-mechanical components  
  • Contributes to maintenance standards and procedures  
  • Support maintenance department in troubleshooting of production equipment  
  • Perform installation and troubleshooting of new equipment  
  • Provide off hours On-Call support as part of the On-Call rotation in the controls engineering group

Travel Requirements:  

  • Negligible

Hours of work/work schedule/flex-time:  

  • Exempt / non-exempt position working approximately 40 hours per week, Monday to Friday, with flexibility to support project assignments and off shifts.

Required Education:

  • Associates Degree in Technical Field (Electrical, Electronics, Mechatronics), equivalent military training, or 10 years of applicable experience in the Mechanical or Automation Field

Required Years and Area of Experience:  

  • 3+ years in automation technician role and troubleshooting  
  • 1+ years with CAD experience  
  • Solid knowledge of mechanical systems for high volume manufacturing

Skills / Experience:  

  • Experience working in a manufacturing environment  
  • Knowledge of machine safety requirements (OHSA, ANSI, ISO)  
  • Experience with troubleshooting of automation, pneumatic, mechanical systems  
  • Ability to read and decipher schematics and make modifications if necessary  
  • Experience with CAD (AutoCAD, Solidworks, or comparable software)  
  • Knowledge of electro-mechanical systems and infrastructure (sensors, solenoids)  
  • Knowledge of pneumatic systems  
  • Excellent problem-solving skills. (root cause analysis) 
  • Good teamwork skills including knowledge transfer and communication  
  • Strong ability to create and maintain cooperative working relationships with employees, supervisors, suppliers, vendors and contractors
  • Strong ability in applying discretion, judgement, and initiative within established guidelines, rules and procedures


This position does not 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.

Nearest Major Market: Durham
Nearest Secondary Market: Raleigh