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Materials Handler

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Date: Nov 25, 2022

Location: Durham, NC, US, 27712

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 52907


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.

The purpose of this position is: Loads/unloads product pallets for sterilization in strict compliance with the established irradiator operational product shift plan. Places product dosimetry in accordance with current validated SOP. Arranges and maintains sterilization queue based on availability of finished goods to sterilization. Monitors recycling system streams, minimizes interference of recycling waste on production flow.


This position includes significant duties such as:

• Transfers all non-sterile product to product pallet loader by forklift to be irradiated per applicable loading diagram.

• Inspects, places, and documents product dosimeters throughout lot.

• Safely conducts operation of irradiator, internal and external conveyors, equipment, and irradiator support auxiliary system equipment.

• Follows procedure for counting and recording the number of cases loaded and unloaded.

• Diagnoses and corrects equipment malfunction, and completes the timely repair to ensure minimum downtime.

• Assists the Irradiator Operator in conducting routine safety and operational checks on the sterilizer and facility.

• Maintains cleanliness of Irradiator Operations area.

• Responsible for product/lot segregation in Pre and Post Sterile staging areas.

• Performs preventive maintenance on equipment and totes.

• Works under direction of Shift Irradiator Operator.

• Performs special projects in the Irradiator Operations Department or other departments as required.

• Maintains compliance with established government and company safety regulations, environmental and emergency procedures and Quality System Requirements.

• Observes all safety and environmental procedures and Quality System Requirements.


Working Conditions:

  • Somewhat disagreeable working conditions.
  • Frequently lifts and/or moves materials up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lifts and/or moves materials up to 65 pounds.
  • Exposure to fumes and high frequency noise in manufacturing areas when working in production.
  • Cut resistant gloves are required.
  • When working in production or other designated areas, safety glasses and hearing protection are required.


Education: High school diploma or GED required.


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