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Manufacturing Shift Technician

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Date: Aug 7, 2022

Location: Durham, NC, US, 27712

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 54510


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.

Job Title: Manufacturing Shift Technician

Job Location: Durham, NC, US, 27712

Job ID Number: 54510



  • Provide on-shift technical support for manufacturing process focused on process stability and equipment reliability.
  • 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, engineering and maintenance on troubleshooting and escalation.

 Description of Work:

  • Provide on-shift technical leadership and trains others to technical and operational aspects of the equipment.
  • 1st level subject matter 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.
  • Troubleshoot process and equipment issues with focus on meeting production targets
  • Interpret engineering schematics and procedures
  • Support job changes and production runs
  • Support engineer-led process improvement activities from focused improvement portfolios.
  • Support FAT and installation of new equipment, as needed
  • Identify areas of improvement or ideas for continuous improvement projects and implements with help from cross functional teams as needed
  • Adjust process parameters within established limits to ensure process stability
  • Proactively maintains line performance through process tuning and equipment repair/maintenance, as well as support engineer-led activities such as experiments and engineering studies
  • Aid in creation and documentation of preventative / predictive maintenance policies and procedures
  • Interface with Computer Maintenance Management System (CMMS)
  • Perform visual and dimensional inspections, calibrations and process checks
  • Support production reports for shift turnover, data reviews, etc.
  • Carries out work in a safe manner, wears appropriate PPE and gowning for assigned manufacturing space.



  • 2-year degree in Engineering Technology or related degree.
  • OR a Minimum 10+ years technical manufacturing support experience with proven leadership capabilities
  • Proven ability to learn new technology and processes quickly
  • Dependable, highly motivated self-starter, able to work with minimal supervision
  • Ability to lead and train others



  • Supports 24/7 manufacturing site and works on 12-hour shift (2-2-3 rotation, subject to change).
  • Mechanical troubleshooting
  • Strong knowledge of manufacturing and maintenance systems
  • Disciplined problem solving
  • Strong communication skills


Desired Skills:

  • Glass forming, machining, electrical, Robotics and/or automation– technical expertise
  • Flexible and adaptable; willing to work outside of role to move the team forward
  • Experience with Computerized Maintenance Managements systems (CMMS)
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Able to collaborate across organizational boundaries and integrate solutions.
  • Working technical knowledge of material science.
  • MS Office; particularly PowerPoint, Word and Excel.


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