Measurement Technician

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Date: Nov 16, 2023

Location: Hickory, NC, US, 28601

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 62042


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. 

Our Optical Communications segment has recently evolved from being a manufacturer of optical fiber and cable, hardware and equipment to being a comprehensive provider of industry-leading optical solutions across the broader communications industry.This segment is classified into two main product groupings – carrier network and enterprise network. The carrier network product group consists primarily of products and solutions for optical-based communications infrastructure for services such as video, data and voice communications. The enterprise network product group consists primarily of optical-based communication networks sold to businesses, governments and individuals for their own use.


Scope of Position:

Perform verification, qualification and reliability testing of optical telecommunications products along with other basic supporting activities in a laboratory environment.


Day to Day Responsibilities:

  • Assist in performing set up and performance verification of fiber optic testing system.
  • Configure product samples for environmental and mechanical testing.
  • Perform optical measurements using manual or automated test systems.
  • Program and operate environmental chambers and test equipment.
  • Setup/perform and track/report progress of testing as directed.
  • Document test results from optical fiber component testing as per documented procedures.
  • Conduct basic data analysis.
  • Draft test reports in the proper format and filed accordingly.
  • Assist in conducting failure mode analysis.
  • Perform basic troubleshooting/problem solving.
  • Assist in equipment calibration.
  • Assist with construction of jigs and fixtures.
  • Maintain a safe, clean and organized work area.


Required Skills:

  • Familiarity with computer applications such as Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel.
  • Ability to complete assignments accurately and at a pre-defined schedule.
  • Detail oriented.
  • Interpersonal skills and ability to work in a team.
  • Written/verbal communication skills.
  • Hands-on technical skills using test and measuring equipment.


Desired Skills:

  • Basic understanding of optical test equipment.
  • Basic understanding of fiber optic theory and hardware.
  • Highly motivated and work as a “self-starter”.
  • Willingness to learn.
  • Previous experience in electronics and/or fiber optics is a plus.



  • High School diploma minimum.
  • Experience in a laboratory environment is highly desirable.


This position does not support immigration sponsorship.  

The range for this position is $44,046.00 - $60,563.00.  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: Hickory

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