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Manufacturing Technical Specialist

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Date: Sep 8, 2022

Location: Durham, NC, US, 27712

Company: Corning


  • 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 extensive technical manufacturing support experience with proven leadership capabilities
  • Skilled in troubleshooting manufacturing equipment issues, identifying root cause analysis and failure trends and/or experience in production technical maintenance
  • Excellent problem solving skills, as it pertains to manufacturing practices, production lines and equipment
  • 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.

Nearest Major Market: Durham
Nearest Secondary Market: Raleigh