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Measurements Technician

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Date: Nov 11, 2021

Location: Durham, NC, US, 27712

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 50050


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:


Reporting directly to the Quality Engineering Supervisor, this position involves direct product team support for production operations. This position serves as a measurement systems analysis practitioner, and site metrology contact, supporting manufacturing and product development initiatives. Provides problem-solving support for production and quality associates with respect to measurement equipment.



  • Site metrology contact for calibration service provider.
  • Accountable for:
    • Maintenance of database of calibrated measurement equipment (including addition of new equipment and removal or deactivation of other equipment).
    • Review calibration documentation and certificates.
    • Liaison between calibration service provider and owner/user of measurement equipment.
    • Work with calibration service provider to ensure equipment calibrated on-time.
    • Review and assess equipment found out of tolerance, replace measurement equipment that is broken or cannot be repaired.
    • Source calibration service provider for any measurement equipment that cannot be calibrated by current service provider.
  • Assist to implement, support, and drive quality engineering initiatives and projects through coordination and training of production and quality associates on measurement systems.
  • Complete variable data collection in support of continuous improvement activities. Complete data analysis as requested.
  • Perform or guide Quality Associate’s (QA) performance of quality testing functions especially measurement and documentation.
  • Monitor effectiveness of plant measurement systems and review for opportunity for continuous improvement.
  • Serve as technical support to all measurement systems and test methods. Design and support execution of measurement system analysis (MSA) and gage studies and maintain documentation for historical data.
  • Assist Quality Engineering group to revise in process, final inspection, training, and corrective action quality plans and update quality system documents as required.
  • Negligible long term, some travel may be required during first 6 months
  • Exempt position working approximately 40 hours per week, Monday to Friday, with flexibility to support project assignments and off shifts
  • Must have a minimum of a two-year Associate Degree preferably with a manufacturing quality focus.
  • Two (2) years’ experience in an operations quality assurance or process improvement position
  • Proficiency in CMM and VMR programming. Knowledgeable of OGP programming preferred.
  • Proficiency reading and interpreting GD&T drawings and specifications preferred.
  • Knowledge of statistical methods for quality control, i.e., capable of Six-Sigma Green Belt skills, certification preferred.
  • Must be highly motivated, detail oriented, possess excellent organization and problem-solving skills.
  • Knowledge of MSA, GR&R, instrumentation and basic programming
  • Understanding of the regulatory industry requirements ISO13485, and Quality Systems Regulation.
  • Working knowledge of the integration between facility documentation and manufacturing processes.
  • Ability to implement documentation to meet business, user, and regulatory requirements.
  • Must be capable of prioritizing time to handle multiple assignments and to interact with product teams.
  • Knowledge of quality system documentation.
  • Requires good written and oral communication skills.
  • Prefer a working knowledge of spreadsheet applications, word processing, and graphics software to perform necessary tasks for preparing required correspondence, reports and communication.
    This position does not support immigration sponsorship.


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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