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Date: May 4, 2021

Location: Hickory, NC, US, 28601

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 46618


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.

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.


Process Technician


This is a permanent plant position with key plant responsibilities.


Scope of Position:

Utilize engineering principles and practices to effectively accomplish technical assignments and projects.  Makes decisions based upon sound engineering and scientific methods.  Actively participates within and beyond department boundaries to resolve important process and product issues.  Enhance manufacturing capabilities through the implementation of new ideas and methods.  Independently executes projects to fulfill department goals and objectives. 


Day to Day Responsibilities:

  • Provide problem solving support to production operations
  • Manage your area’s process performance improvement (OEE), recipe management, and projects (Safety, Yield, Cost, Capacity)
  • Interface with operators, team leaders and peers to develop and implement process, equipment, or safety improvements into manufacturing
  • Work with engineering to develop equipment specifications/requirements and organize meetings with respective support groups to review proposals and quotes prior to purchasing
  • Develop maintenance and operator training and troubleshooting documentation
  • Troubleshoot and address mechanical issues – including completing basic installations of components
  • Assist in the commissioning and qualification of equipment
  • Contribute to the development and execution of product qualification plans
  • Create and justify spare parts lists
  • Support master trainers with the training of production personnel on new equipment
  • Formally document all aspects of the project
  • Provide problem solving support for plant equipment
  • Document process procedures required to enable production to run equipment and products efficiently and within specifications
  • Support the transfer of new cabling technology, materials, or processes from development to production.  Provide processing support during product development, develop plans as to how the equipment/processes will be employed into production and ensure that the new technology is repeatable in a production environment prior to transfer.  Ensure all production and maintenance documentation is completed such as MI's, SOP's, PM's, calibration, and troubleshooting guides
  • Work with and train maintenance and other support personnel to improve troubleshooting skills plant-wide

In all work:

  1. Maintain and Practice Corning Values
  2. Consider safety implications in all decisions
  3. Regularly review and consider available process data
  4. When applicable consider input and review data with SMEs
  5. Make sound engineering; data driven decisions
  6. Communicate and document changes to enable expedited future responses
  7. Track the production performances to ensure capability is maintained


Work Hours and Schedule:

  • Nominal working hours are M – F, 8 AM – 5 PM.
  • Informal 24/7 coverage for ad-hoc call-in support is required. (1st Level Subject Matter Expert)


Education and Experience: 

  • High School or equivalent
  • 2-year technical degree preferred
  • 2+ years manufacturing environment experience preferred



  • Less than 2%


Required Skills: 

  • Creative/innovative problem solving
  • Strong technical/mechanical understanding
  • Able to collaborate across organizational boundaries and integrate solutions
  • Results oriented and high commitment
  • The ability to learn new technology and processes quickly
  • Excel knowledge


Desired Skills: 

  • Knowledge of plastic extrusion/UV processing technologies
  • Cabling process and equipment
  • Design software knowledge
  • Data analysis skills
  • Ability to use basic measuring tools (calipers, micrometers, and rulers)
  • Controls knowledge and troubleshooting ability


Soft Skills (Communication/Team/Leadership):               

  • Good verbal/written communication and presentation skills
  • Interpersonal skills – engaging, enabling, open
  • Rigorous problem-solving skills
  • Planning and organization
  • Effective in managing multiple priorities



Are you ready for an exciting career with Corning Inc? Apply today!


This position does not support work authorization sponsorship.


We prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, gender, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, or 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: Hickory