Manufacturing Associate I

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Date: Apr 13, 2024

Location: Durham, NC, US, 27712

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 62573


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.


Brief Description of Role:

  • Responsible for the safe and efficient manufacture of fluid handling and cell culture products.
  • Successfully achieve plant standards for safety, quality, production and continuous improvement.


Minimum Qualifications, Skills/ Experience:

  • High school diploma or GED required.
  •  6 – 12 months experience within a manufacturing environment.


Description of Work:

  • Operate all packout equipment in department, rotating operation duties in accordance with shift schedule.
  • Tasks include: monitoring output quality and quantity and making necessary basic machine adjustments such as minor jams in packout.
  • Perform daily housekeeping, waste removal, and end-of-lot line clearance duties. 
  • Perform routine monitoring and inspection activities per product specifications.
  • Complete production records/forms/move tickets, recording relevant data onto forms or via electronic data entry.
  • Ensure accuracy and good documentation practices per company and cGMP standards.
  • Use PeopleSoft, ETQ (Quality Systems) and Apriso software/database. 
  • Stage raw materials, in-process product, and finished product per procedure.
  • Work with cleaning equipment and chemicals following all safety precautions (i.e. appropriate PPE).
  • Relieve other Production Associates during their absence or break periods, and for rotation of duties as required.
  • Assemble, package, label, palletize and stage product per specifications & procedures.
  • Complete electronic inventory transactions, per computer access and training.
  • Perform routine testing and inspection functions for each lot.
  • Track packed volumes and provide data to shift report as required.


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 lab coats, hair/beard covers, gloves, ear protection, eye protection and head coverings.
  • Exposure to fumes and chemicals such as cleaners, inks, and solvents.
  • Exposure to high frequency noise.
  • Frequently lifts and/or moves up to 25 pounds and up to 65 pounds occasionally.


This position does not support immigration sponsorship 


The range for this position is ​$19.25 hourly rate - $22.50 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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