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Lead Mechanic - Kennebunk, ME

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Date: Jun 11, 2021

Location: Kennebunk, ME, US, 04043

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 46991


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 To assist the engineering supervisor and provide indirect supervision to the technicians assigned to the department. To train junior technicians to develop them for future roles. To provide technical support for equipment assigned to the department including extruders, draw machines, assembly machines, printing equipment, plugging equipment, packaging equipment, and all other ancillary equipment associated with them.


Day to Day Responsibilities:

  • Act as indirect supervisor for technicians, reporting problems to, and directing the work of technicians to support, the engineering supervisor.
  • Troubleshoot, debug, repair, maintain, start, stop, set up, and make improvements to equipment to support production, and act as a resource for junior level technicians.
  • Escalated machine issues that cannot be resolved to engineering.
  • Train and mentor maintenance technicians.
  • Assist in existing equipment improvement projects and recommend new ones.
  • Assist in documenting, or updating existing documents, procedure necessary for the efficient operations of equipment.
  • Understand and enforce workplace safety requirements.
  • Oversee and review PM schedules and recommend changes, as necessary.
  • Coordinate with external contractors and vendors to support maintenance, upgrade, and installation of equipment.
  • Act as coordinator for calibrations of measurement tools and new equipment that needs to be added.
  • Project Support
  • May participate in:
    • Concept generation
    • Concept reviews
    • Design reviews
    • Vendor selection o FAT / SAT testing
  • Assist with the installation and operator/technician training for new/modified equipment.

Travel Requirements:

  • Travel is expected to be less than 10% for this role.

Work Hours:

  • Normal working hours are M-F, 8 hours, shift dependent.
  • Overtime may be required to support the 24/7 production environment.

Education / Experience:

  • High school diploma.
  • 10+ years of experience in a technical role within a manufacturing environment.

Skills Required:

  • Exceptional electrical/mechanical troubleshooting skills
  • Able to read, understand, and use schematics, mechanical drawings, and specifications for troubleshooting and upgrading equipment.
  • Working knowledge of standard automation components and sensors.
  • Computer literate
  • Result oriented, self-starter who can also work effectively as a member of a high performing team.
  • Proficient with use of basic hand tools and measuring equipment.
  • Good written and verbal communications skills
  • Detail oriented with a high degree of accuracy and quality.
  • Ability to supervise personnel.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Organized and capable of juggling competing priorities.

Desired Skills:

  • MS Office (Word and Excel)
  • Knowledge of plastic extrusion, molding, ultrasonic welding, UV curing, and thermal forming.


This position does not support immigration sponsorship.



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: Portland Maine