Production Maintenance Associate I -12 Hr. Nights

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Date: Apr 26, 2024

Location: Durham, NC, US, 27712

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 62429


Corning is vital to progress – in the industries we help shape and in the world we share.


We invent life-changing technologies using materials science. Our scientific and manufacturing expertise, boundless curiosity, and commitment to purposeful invention place us at the center of the way the world interacts, works, learns, and lives.


Our sustained investment in research, development, and invention means we’re always ready to solve the toughest challenges alongside our customers. 

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.


The purpose of this position is:

  • Leads preventative maintenance activities, troubleshoots processes and process equipment, and executes equipment repairs/modifications.


Education and Experience:

  • Associates Degree, Technical Certificate program or equivalent experience. 
  • 3-5 years manufacturing experience with 2 years of responsibilities for equipment maintenance troubleshooting or equivalent military experience.


This position includes significant duties such as:

  • Troubleshoots equipment breakdowns and performs mechanical, pneumatic, and electrical maintenance whenever required to ensure uninterrupted customer supply.
  • Repairs, rebuilds, adjusts, inspects, and monitors production and/or facility related equipment and machinery.
  • Completes required preventive maintenance at defined intervals.
  • Routinely assesses the suitability of such intervals and scope covered and revises when necessary.
    • Operation includes: monitoring output quality and quantity; troubleshooting; making necessary machine / parameter adjustments where applicable; and alleviating minor jams.
  • Supports validation from a mechanical support perspective.
  • Provides technical support for troubleshooting equipment problems which are beyond the Production Associate’s capability to address.
  • Responsible for the waste removal for hazardous materials and tools.
  • Implements equipment modifications or improvements. 
  • Reads prints to make mechanical repairs on machines and associated sub-systems.
    • This includes correcting processes as necessary to ensure components meet or exceed quality expectations.
  • Performs other duties as required to meet the needs of the department and company.
  • Participates in Quality activities in functional area and coordinates with the appropriate audience to arrive at the critical decisions necessary for the correct disposition of product as assigned.
    • This includes verifying the correct set-up of machines and auxiliary equipment before processing.
  • Communicates status of technical issues with leadership team.
  • Expected to use Lean tools (e.g., 5S, 20 Keys, etc.) per current procedures.
  • Works with hand tools and/or power tools while troubleshooting, conducting preventative maintenance (PM), or repairing equipment.
  • Demonstrates safe techniques and proper use of all tools.
  • Safety systems relating to working on the equipment such as Lock-Out/Tag-Out, NFPA-70 E Arc Flash, spills, and machine guarding must be followed at all times.
  • Completes production records / forms recording relevant data onto forms or via electronic data entry in Maximo or other systems.
  • Ensures accuracy and good documentation practices per company and Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) standards.
  • Operates machinery when required.


Working Conditions:

  • Exposure to industrial machinery, moving parts, electrical and other energy sources.
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) required including, but not limited to, lab coats, hair/beard covers, gloves, ear protection, eye protection, safety shoes etc.
  • Exposure to fumes and chemicals such as cleaners, inks, and solvents.
  • Exposure to high frequency noise.
  • Frequently lifts and/or moves up to 25 pounds and up to 65 pounds rarely.


This position does not support immigration sponsorship 

The range for this position is ​$29.00 hourly rate - $33.50 hourly rate.  Starting pay for the successful applicant is dependent on a variety of job-related factors, including but not limited to geographic location, market demands, experience, training, and education. The benefits available for this position include medical, dental, vision, 401(k) plan, pension plan, life insurance coverage, disability benefits, and PTO.


Corning Puts YOU First! 

We are committed to supporting your health, financial, career development, and life goals as you grow professionally and personally to achieve your highest potential. All benefits begin as soon as you start your career at Corning. 

  • Our monetary peer-to-peer recognition program is tied to our Values and celebrates you and your colleagues’ contributions. 
  • Health and well-being benefits include medical, dental, vision, paid parental leave, mental health/substance use, fitness, and disease management programs.  
  • Financial benefits include a 401(k) savings plan with company matching contributions and a 100% company-paid pension benefit that grows steadily throughout your career. 
  • Companywide bonus and attractive short- and long-term compensation programs are available based on your role and responsibilities.   
  • Professional development programs help you grow and achieve your career goals.


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. To request an accommodation, please contact us at

Nearest Major Market: Durham
Nearest Secondary Market: Raleigh

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