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Manufacturing Associate I

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Date: Jul 16, 2022

Location: Durham, NC, US, 27712

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 56463


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.

Corning's Manufacturing, Technology and Engineering division (MTE) is recognized as the leader in engineering excellence & innovative manufacturing technologies by providing diverse skills to Corning’s existing & emerging businesses.

We anticipate & provide timely, valued, leading edge manufacturing technologies and engineering expertise.  We partner with Corning’s businesses and the Science & Technology division. Together we create and sustain Corning’s manufacturing as a differential advantage.

The purpose of this positionis:

  • Responsible for the safe and efficient manufacture of labware and pharmaceutical packaging products.
  • Successfully achieve plant standards for safety, quality, production and continuous improvement.


This position includes significant duties such as:

  • Operate all 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. •
  • Perform daily housekeeping, waste removal, and end-of-lot line clearance duties. 
  • Perform routine monitoring and inspection activities per product specifications.
  • Complete production records and record relevant data onto forms or via electronic data entry.
  • Ensure accuracy and good documentation practices per company and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) standards. 
  • Use production, quality, and inventory related software/databases. 
  • Stage raw materials, in-process product, and finished product per procedure.
  • Work with tools, cleaning equipment and chemicals following all safety precautions
  • Relieve other Associates during their absence or break periods, and rotate 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:

  • 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.
  • Frequently lifts and/or moves up to 25 pounds and up to 65 pounds occasionally.



  • High School Diploma or GED required.



  • 6 – 12 months experience within a manufacturing environment.


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