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Date: Sep 15, 2021

Location: Durham, NC, US, 27712

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 49124


Corning is one of the world’s leading innovators in materials science. For more than 160 years, Corning has applied its unparalleled expertise in specialty glass, ceramics, and optical physics to develop products that have created new industries and transformed people’s lives.

Corning succeeds through sustained investment in R&D, a unique combination of material and process innovation, and close collaboration with customers to solve tough technology challenges.

The purpose of this position is: The purpose of this Facility Technician II role is to provide HVAC support to the facility by analyzing, repairing/replacing parts and troubleshooting HVAC issues as needed. This role will own and maintain site HVAC systems.


This position includes significant duties such as:

  • Serve as Facilities SME for Chilled Water, HVAC systems, Air compressors, Fire Pumps, Potable Water and Vacuum systems.
  • Work to minimize equipment down time and process interruptions.
  • Support site for facility systems regulatory and environmental compliance.
  • Diagnose electrical and mechanical faults with chilled water systems, HVAC systems, Air compressors, fire pumps, potable water, and vacuum systems.
  • Monitor/Support maintenance trades for activities such as troubleshooting, PMs, component replacement, etc.
  • Support Engineering Dept. for design, troubleshooting, documentation, and implementation of new or modified equipment.
  • Support facilities projects in unison with trades/contractors on the construction, testing, installation, and debugging of equipment.
  • Interface with contractors in the construction, testing, installation, and debugging of facilities equipment.
  • Interface with vendors to ensure that adequate supplies and services are provided for pollution abatement equipment.
  • Understand and audit for equipment safety and personnel safety.
  • Maintain records as required. Interpret diagrams, blueprints, and other related drawings.
  • Maintain a safe work environment by adhering to all company guidelines and OSHA safety requirements.
  • Document actions, testing results, observations, final diagnosis of the situation and steps taken to resolve issues for each job or situation.
  • Supports site RO water systems.
  • Building management system.
  • Computer skills including CMMS, Word, and Excel spreadsheets
  • Works with hand tools and/or power tools while troubleshooting, conducting preventative maintenance (PM), or repairing equipment.
  • Demonstrated safe techniques and proper use of all tools.
  • Safety systems relating to working on the equipment such as Lock-Out/Tag-Out, NFPA-70 E Arc Flash, spills, and machine guarding must be followed at all times.
  • Completes production records / forms recording relevant data onto forms or via electronic data entry in Maximo or other systems.
  • Ensures accuracy and good documentation practices per company and Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) standards.


Working Conditions:

  • Exposure to industrial machinery, moving parts, electrical and other energy sources.
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) required including, but not limited to, lab coats, hair/beard covers, gloves, ear protection, eye protection, safety shoes etc.
  • Exposure to fumes and chemicals such as cleaners, inks, and solvents.
  • Exposure to high frequency noise.
  • Exposure to voltages from 24-480.
  • Frequently lifts and/or moves up to 25 pounds and up to 65 pounds rarely.


Education: Refrigeration Certificate High School Diploma or Equivalent



  • 5+ years of relevant HVAC experience
  • Understanding of and experience with HVAC, Compressors, Chiller systems
  • Basic understanding on PLCs and PLC logic
  • Proficiency in CAD and reading mechanical/electrical schematics
  • Electrical aptitude and exposure


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