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Mold Maintenance Tech III

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Date: Oct 10, 2021

Location: Durham, NC, US, 27712

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 47032


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.

JOB SUMMARY & FUNCTIONS: The purpose of this position is: Alters, repairs, and builds components for high precision, hot runner molds for plastic components for the medical industry using lathes, EDM’s, grinding, milling and various pneumatic and electrical hand tools. Disassembles, cleans, repairs, and reassembles injection molds. Assists other Mold Technicians in start-up and troubleshooting of mold and molding machinery. Works with outside tooling vendors on mold refurbishment projects and serves as a technical team member on new mold build projects.

This position includes significant duties such as:

• Evaluates and performs root cause analysis of tooling problems.

• Disassembles molds and determines parts needing repair.

• Cleans mold plates and all components.

• Assembles molds, components, and hot runner systems properly without damage

• Completes accurately and in a timely manner manufacturing related documentation in appropriate plant systems and process to include mold history log, spares inventory, and quality checks for incoming parts.

• Performs all duties to ensure compliance with GMP and plant/department safety regulations.

• Tests and repairs hot runner electrical systems.

• Checks for proper gating, venting and cooling of mold.

• Works with other Mold Technicians to troubleshoot mold and/or press problems.

• Trains and supports other Mold Maintenance Technicians.

• Makes necessary shop calculations using metric, decimal, and fractional measurements.

• Repairs intricate molds and builds mold components from detailed drawings, sketches, or verbal instructions.

• Performs other shop duties as directed by Mold Maintenance Engineering Technician.

• Polishes mold components when required. Polishes mold components up to A1 optical surface finish

• Works with outside tooling vendors on mold refurbishment projects.

• Works with Corning Engineering and R&D as technical team member for new tooling projects.

• Supports product teams by taking an active role in team sharing, problem solving tasks, team activities and team and plant-wide subgroups focusing on the plant goals of safety, quality, schedule and cost.

Working Conditions: Works in a machine shop environment where constant alertness is required. Frequently lifts and/or moves objects up to 25 pounds repetitively and 50 pounds occasionally. Exposed to fumes and high frequency noise in manufacturing areas. Adheres to plant safety and PPE requirements, OSHA and QSR/GMP/ISO guidelines as applicable.

Education: Formal apprenticeship in mold making or mold repair preferred. Must have working knowledge of molding, mold design, material flow and knowledge of mold steels and their applications.

Experience: 5-10 years specific mold repair experience 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