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Shipping & Receiving Associate

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Date: Aug 1, 2022

Location: Durham, NC, US, 27712

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 52908


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: Receives, inspects, and stores incoming raw materials; enters transactions into the computer system; moves materials to and from production; and ships product.


This position includes significant duties such as:

• Unloads incoming cargo trailers/containers while ensuring material is not damaged.

• Receives incoming materials and enters these items into the ERP system of record to ensure correct accountability and control.

• Writes receivers and enters information into the ERP system as required.

• Coordinates supply of all raw materials requisitioned to and from production.

• Maintains records of raw materials transferred from and delivered to the production departments for inventory control.

• Counts, verifies, receives, and delivers all UPS, Federal Express, and other special carriers.

• Maintains inventory accuracy by investigating daily incorrect inventory transactions and actively supports the inventory maintenance program.

• Performs incoming inspections on received raw materials.

• Performs cycle count of stored raw materials to ensure proper inventory control.

• Coordinates, prepares, and ships finished goods for both continental and trans-continental destinations. Coordinates weekly Lean Lane (direct) shipments as required.

• Maintains recycled material for outgoing shipment to off-site location.

• Processes UPS, DHL, FedEx, and next day air shipments to ensure prompt delivery of priority material.

• Maintains organization and control of quarantine cage.

• Trains new Warehouse personnel in proper warehouse and incoming inspection procedures; assists with forklift training.

• Observes all safety, environmental and quality system standards.

• Cross-trains in both Shipping and Receiving; provides coverage as needed.

• Performs other duties as assigned.


Working Conditions:

  • Somewhat disagreeable working conditions.
  • Works under changing weather conditions (hot/cold) year round.
  • Works at heights up to 32 feet above ground level.
  • Frequently lifts and/or moves materials up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lifts and/or moves material weighing up to 65 pounds.
  • Exposed to fumes and high frequency noise in manufacturing.
  • Safety glasses, hair covering and hearing protection are required on the manufacturing floor and other designated areas.


Education: High school diploma or GED required.


Experience: 3-12 months manufacturing experience required, preferably in shipping and receiving functions. Computer and typing skills required ensuring proper input of information on incoming, outgoing, and inspected materials into the computer database.


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