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Manufacturing Process Technician (Equipment/Mechanical), Durham, NC

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Date: Oct 18, 2021

Location: Durham, NC, US, 27712

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 45787


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:

The primary focus of this role is on process stability and equipment reliability in production. This role is within the cross-functional converting team, and will proactively maintain line performance with shift technicians through process tuning and equipment repair/maintenance, as well as support engineer-led activities. In this role, you will work on assignments that are complex in nature where judgment is required in resolving problems and making routine recommendations. This role is expected to be able to work with no instruction on routine work and general instructions on new assignments. We look for you to encompass the application of scientific and technological principles concerned with a continuous or periodic system of operations or activities in the production of manufactured products. You will provide technical expertise in glass-forming technologies and related manufacturing equipment, supporting the manufacturing and product development for the business.

Day to Day Responsibilities:  

  • Glass forming technical expertise  
  • Carry out all work in a safe manner and use required PPE  
  • Function as a collaborative team member supporting manufacturing  
  • Provide inputs on continuous improvement projects  
  • Support line maintenance activities  
  • Support training for operations and other technicians  
  • Troubleshoot line equipment issues and product anomalies  
  • Support job changes and production runs 
  • Report at production meetings and data reviews  
  • Perform visual and dimensional inspections  
  • Support process and inventory tracking systems  
  • Act as 1st Level Subject Expert. 

Production Stability and Performance:  

  • Responsible for performance on production lines and working with technicians and operators to preserve stable, high yield performance.
  • Identify and resolve equipment issues, ranging from known maintenance needs to new, low frequency failures.  
  • Train plant technicians and operators. 
  • Support engineer-led process improvement activities from focused improvement portfolios.  
  • Support FAT and installation of new equipment, as needed

Hours of work/work schedule/flex-time:  

  • Starting on an 8-hour shift, and then transitioning to 2-2-3 shift schedule on 12-hour shifts. Day and night shift positions available.  
  • Must be flexible with schedule to support 24/7 manufacturing.

Required Education/Experience

  • Required 2-year Technical Degree OR 10+ years’ experience in a technical role within a manufacturing environment.

Required Skills

  • Ability to appreciate the larger goal while executing daily tasks to achieve the goal.

Desired Skills:  

  • Prior 5+ years of Machinist or other mechanically skilled experience strongly preferred.  
  • Highly interested in candidates with converting and glass forming experience.  
  • Working technical knowledge of material science.
  • MS Office; particularly PowerPoint, Word and Excel .

Soft Skills:  

  • Able to collaborate across organizational boundaries and integrate solutions.  
  • The ability to learn new technology and processes quickly.
  • Passionate about manufacturing.


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, 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