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Manufacturing Shift Technician

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Date: Aug 25, 2021

Location: Durham, NC, US, 27712

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 45776


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.

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.


Scope of Position:

Provide on-shift technical support for manufacturing process. Assist Manufacturing Team Leader with production system management and troubleshooting / understanding of process and equipment issues. Provides reports for technical issues and partners with operations and maintenance on troubleshooting and escalation.


Day to Day Responsibilities:

  • Provide on-shift technical leadership
  • Troubleshoot process and equipment issues with focus on meeting production targets
  • Interpret engineering schematics and procedures
  • Identify opportunities and make repairs to equipment.
  • Adjust process parameters within established limits to ensure process stability.
  • Execute experiments and engineering studies.
  • Aid in creation and documentation of preventative / predictive maintenance policies and procedures.
  • Interface with Computer Maintenance Management System (CMMS)
  • Perform calibrations and process checks.
  • Support production reports and shift turnover.


Travel Requirements:

  • Negligible


Hours of work/work schedule/flex-time:

  • Supports 24/7 manufacturing site.
  • Works on 12-hour shift (2-2-3 rotation, subject to change).
  • Wears appropriate PPE and gowning for FDA regulated manufacturing space.


Required Education and Years and Area of Experience::

  •  2-year degree in Engineering Technology or related degree.
  • Or will consider High School diploma / GED and minimum 10+ years technical manufacturing support experience with proven leadership capabilities.


Required Skills:

  • Broad engineering skills (process, equipment, controls, robots).
  • Strong knowledge of manufacturing and maintenance systems.
  • Disciplined problem-solving skills.
  • Leadership experience with providing direction to teams or production associates.


Desired Experience / Qualifications / Skills:

  • Familiar with Robotics and/or automation– operation and maintenance.
  • Experience with Computerized Maintenance Managements systems (CMMS).
  • Electrical exposure preferred.


Soft Skills:

  • Dependable, highly motivated self-starter, able to work with minimal supervision.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Flexible and adaptable; willing to work outside of role to move the team forward.


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