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Process Technician, Injection Molding

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Date: Mar 30, 2021

Location: Kennebunk, ME, US, 04043 Durham, NC, US, 27712 Oneonta, NY, US, 13820 Salt Lake City, UT, US, 84107

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 44716


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.


Scope of Position:

In this role you will provide injection molding cell start up, debug and process development support for Division-wide or multi-plant projects. As part of our Life Sciences Division Engineering team, you will be tasked with supporting development, installation and startup of complete injection molding cells. You will be required to help our team maintain and advance our injection molding core capability and fundamental understanding at world class levels.


Day to Day Responsibilities:

  • Develops injection molding processes using scientific molding fundamentals.
  • Assists in the development and startup of complete injection molding manufacturing cells.
  • Helps define facility requirements, including material lists and punch list activities, for installation and equipment setup at vendor sites, temporary integration locations and final manufacturing plants.
  • Completes installation activities for injection molding equipment, including but not limited to plumbing, mold hanging and overall equipment inspection and operation, in a safe and efficient way.
  • Installation, startup and troubleshooting molding ancillary equipment including resin feed systems, thermolators, and hot runner controllers.
  • Provides hands-on support to vendors and manufacturing facilities with our most challenging technical problems, providing fundamentally sound and sustainable solutions.
  • Basic injection molding machine ancillary equipment and mold maintenance
  • Troubleshooting of both molding process related defects and equipment mechanical issues.


Travel Requirements:

  • 50% to 75% domestic, including International travel.


Hours of work/work schedule/flex-time:

  • Standard business hours; Monday – Friday.


Required Education:

  • Associate’s degree, Apprenticeship program or equivalent secondary Technical education.


Required Years and Area of Experience:

  •  Minimum of 7+ years’ experience in the injection molding field.


Required Skills:

  • Experience supporting injection molding systems and maintenance and injection molding process development.
  • Experience with multiple plastics manufacturing processes and multiple functional groups.
  • Consult and advise on projects.
  • Coaching and mentoring of others within the expertise area.
  • In depth knowledge of injection molding equipment.
  • General knowledge of electrical, mechanical and hydraulic systems.
  • Technical writing experience, including GMP requirements
  • Strong computer skills; proficient with Word, Excel, PowerPoint.


Desired Experience / Qualifications / Skills:

  • Knowledge of Life Sciences products and technologies.
  • Knowledge of assembly, joining and automation systems.  


Soft Skills:

  • Positive teammate who is open and engaging to effectively collaborate with teams in a multi-cultural environment.
  • Self-starter with the technical curiosity to learn and bring forward new ideas.
  • Ability to acquire and retain new information.
  • Excellent inter-personal and communication skills (written and verbal).
  • Demonstrate a strong work ethic.
  • Display exemplary personal behavior, act with integrity and authenticity.
  • Respect all levels of the organization. This position does not support immigration sponsorship.  


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, 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.

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