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Manufacturing Associate

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Date: Nov 23, 2022

Location: Hickory, NC, US, 28601

Company: Corning

Purpose of New Position:

Manufacturing Associates are responsible for raw materials, in- process ware flow, subassemblies, and finished goods used within the cable manufacturing process. This may include UV coloring, stranding, buffering, IPQC, jacketing, print/respool, cable repair, shipping/ receiving, and cutting and packaging


Major Responsibilities:

This position includes significant duties such as:

  • Beginning of shift check with Manufacturing Coordinator regarding assignments and production priorities
  • Responsible for assembling shop papers, MI’s and raw materials prior to start up. Start up and change overs are per standard operating procedure
  • Monitor lines while running to ensure quality product, perform necessary PQA checks to ensure product is manufactured to specification. Associates are required to report non conformance
  • Ensure work space is 5S ready, clean and orderly
  • Associates are expected to know performance metrics and work toward targeted objectives
  • May perform weekly associate maintenance. Associates should proactively report any equipment issues as soon as they become aware.  Perform preventive maintenance procedures, may occasionally troubleshoot 
  • Assist RD&E with experiments as requested
  • Loading and unloading raw materials. Attention to consistent material handling procedures with an awareness of safe material transport according to environmental and hazardous materials protocols
  • Receiving materials to stock, storing, issuing raw materials and miscellaneous items for production use while maintaining inventory accuracy using cycle counts and daily transactions.
  • Properly label and package reels for shipment to customer. Verify QC paper work, barcode and data sheets, with reel tag. Physically inspect reel via traverse, damage, and print statement
  • Work in a team environment to optimize output of quality product, assist others as necessary, and promote safety awareness
  • This description is intended to provide general duties and responsibilities and not meant to be an exhaustive inventory of the role.
  • You may be assigned and expected to perform duties not otherwise contained in this description. May be required to acquire fork lift certification

Working Conditions:

  • Good working conditions.
  • Heavy lifting in rare instances typically assisted.
  • Majority of time light lifting is involved.
  • Some exposure to elements of dirt, dust, fumes, and noise, but none disagreeable

Education Requirements:

High School or General Education Diploma (GED). Fork lift certification

Experience Requirements:

Acquire in-depth MES knowledge. Thorough understanding of manufacturing processes. Knowledge of machine capabilities

Nearest Major Market: Hickory