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Inprocess Inspector

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Date: Jul 22, 2022

Location: Kennebunk, ME, US, 04043

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 55831


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.

In-process Inspector 3rd Shift Grade: 5 Supervisor: Quality Supervisor

Purpose of Position:

  • Does final inspection of multiple products prior to shipments to the customer using various gauges, tools and inspection techniques.
  • Accepts or rejects product according to inspection criteria.
  • Reports issues to supervisor and records findings on inspection documents.
  • Major Responsibilities: Obtains correct inspection reports for each product, filling in sub lot numbers for traceability, recording product lot number after verification in the Lot Issuance Program and reading inspection criteria for each product. 
  • Procures inspection samples from in-process or finished products as stated on the inspection documentation. This may require removal of cartons from skids, replacing samples with product obtained from the operator stations, re-taping cartons and replacing them on skids. Inspects labels, lot numbers, count and packaging configuration for compliance to specifications.
  • Rejects defective product – notifies manufacturing supervisor or technician, writes a Defective Material Report, pulls product off skid, moves it to rework area and labels each carton. When rework is complete, re-audits for acceptability. Answers operator questions and troubleshoots issues with supervisor and technicians.
  • Fills out the inspection reports for each product and fills out inspection summary in computer. Writes information about each product in a daily log book to be used as a reference for inspectors on other shifts.
  • Answers operator questions and troubleshoots issues with supervisor and technicians. Interfaces with shipping personnel to accommodate priorities and special requests.
  • May be asked to help with the inspection and testing of validation samples.
  • Works mandatory overtime. Maintains a clean and safe work area. Follows GMP and ISO regulations and company policies and procedures. 
  • Performs other related duties as required. 
  • Inspects products for correct packaging, seal integrity, lot number, visual defects using the unaided eye, microscope, UV light, light box and magnification light. Measures products per specifications using gauges and automated measurement equipment and inputs into VSS or other databases when necessary. Checks products for wettability and integrity test using various gauges, tools and techniques. At start up, may inspect product several times until it’s acceptable.
  • Returns unused parts to the operators and gathers in-house testing samples and customer testing samples – marking them with needed information. At the completion of the lot, packages the testing samples and appropriately labels the cartons. Signs off skids identifying acceptability for shipment. 
  • Inspects product for correct packaging, count, seal integrity, lot number, labels, and visual defects using the unaided eye. 
  • This may require removing product from the skids, opening boxes and bags, counting product and repackaging sample bags and cases, and returning them to the skid. Stripettes: 
  • Visually inspects product for non-conformities related to the labeling of the tube, wrap and packaging. Insures correct print plates for the tubes and paper wrap were used by comparing product to drawings 
  • Signs off skids identifying acceptability for shipment.

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