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Filter Assembly Operator - Kennebunk, ME

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Date: May 10, 2021

Location: Kennebunk, ME, US, 04043

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 42077


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.


Purpose of this position:

Performs a multitude of hand assembly of filter membrane and value added sourced products.  Uses various types of equipment, as related to the job, including manual hand trimmer, autobagger, tweezers, turntables, wet stand and bag sealers.

This position includes significant duties such as:          

  • Checks for all materials required to build product, according to operator instruction sheet/procedure.  Inputs sub lot numbers and lot numbers on daily inspection sheet, for traceability purposes.
  • Assists with the necessary setups and changeovers.
  • Checks machines and gauges; makes minor adjustments as needed.
  • Maintains necessary records, per product requirements.
  • Detects and reports improper operation, faulty equipment, defective material, and unusual conditions to supervisor/team leader.
  • Handles chemicals during the assembly of products and follows proper disposal procedures for the hazardous waste.
  • Follows established company rules and regulations and maintains quality standards.
  • Performs visual inspections with an unaided eye as well as additional QA testing, as required to insure quality standards are met for each specific product.
  • Makes numerous boxes and labels, for packaging and final packout, per procedure.
  • Maintains a clean and safe work area.

Working Conditions:

  • Good working conditions.


  • High School Diploma or General Education Diploma required.


Benefits Start on Day One of Employment: Medical, dental and vision; fitness reimbursement program; annual profit sharing targets; paid vacation and personal time; life, illness, and accident insurance; legal and financial resources; employee assistance program; both 401(k) match and pension (at no cost to you); and more.


Pay Rate: Hourly rate starts at $16.50 plus shift differential


Overtime is available if you are interested in extra hours – it is mandatory once or twice a month, and the schedule varies by department. We also have an overtime swap function so that you can volunteer to cover overtime hours for your coworkers or give the hours away.


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: Portland Maine