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Project Coordinator (manufacturing) - Durham, NC

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Date: Nov 11, 2021

Location: Durham, NC, US, 27712

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 50457


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:

In this role, you will provide project coordination and support to the Durham Plant Engineering Department within the Corning Life Science division. The role will act as the Subject Matter Expert (SME) for change management of projects across the plant by writing and implementing change controls, as well as tracking and driving project deliverables to closure. This position will improve cross-department coordination to properly prioritize and expedite change and document approvals. The role will also assist engineering in authoring validation protocols, conducting tests, and analyzing experimental data.

Day to day Responsibilities

  • Create and maintain comprehensive project documentation, plans and progress reports. Generate and update project communication presentations to ensure stakeholder alignment.
  • Participate on cross-functional teams for project initiatives by owning project planning coordination and change management to track and close actions to meet project schedules
  • Serve as a technical writer to author change controls and process validation documentation
  • Provide support for process improvement, cost reduction, and machine safety opportunities • Provide other administrative support as needed
    Minimum Qualifications:
  • Associates Degree Preferred with 3+ years’ experience with project management OR Bachelor’s degree with limited direct experience
  • Project management knowledge and experience with MS Project or similar project management software
  • Demonstrated ability to author technical documentation
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications – Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio
    Desired Skills:
  • Bachelor of Arts or Science degree
  • Two years+ experience in cGMP
  • Experience in a regulated industry – Life Science, Medical Device, Pharmaceutical, Food & Beverage environments or similar
  • Experience authoring technical documentation within a cGMP environment
  • Experience working within a Quality Management System (example: EtQ) • Validation experience in support of GMP process demonstration (IQ/OQ/PQ)
  • Ability to develop standard work (SOP’s, SOS’s and other related) process documentation
  • Independently manage multiple priorities and appropriately escalate issues as needed
  • Effective communication, technical aptitude, teamwork, and problem-solving skills
  • Knowledge of Lean, Six Sigma, and Statistical Process Control (SPC) Soft Skills:
  • Demonstrated ability to succeed in fast-paced and complex environments
  • Positive can-do attitude; flexible and adaptable
  • Ability to build strong relationships within cross-functional teams
  • Excellent attention to detail.
    Travel Requirements:
  • Limited travel – may be occasionally required for projects or training.
    Hours of work/work schedule/flex-time:
  • 40+ hours, Monday – Friday. Standard business hours. Limited off-hour support may be needed


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Nearest Major Market: Durham
Nearest Secondary Market: Raleigh