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Manufacturing Operator - Kennebunk, ME

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Date: Jul 19, 2022

Location: Kennebunk, ME, US, 04043

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 54109


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.

Join Corning’s Kennebunk Team and become part of our legacy of innovation – we are hiring for Production Operators across shifts.


Products manufactured at our site include those used in cell culture, genomics, drug discovery (including for COVID-19), bioprocesses, and more. Contribute to the cause by operating the equipment to produce and package our critical products. 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 $23 plus shift differential, plus an additional increase after a successful completion probationary period.



  • All hires participate in annual GoalSharing Bonus Program. (Actual payouts will vary based on achievement of established goals).


Experience & Education:

  • No experience required for Operator I jobs; manufacturing experience of any kind is a bonus.
  • We do require that candidates are 18+ years old; and have high school diploma / GED / equivalency.


Work Environment:

  • Indoor, climate-controlled work environment.
  • Various clean rooms require the use of PPE, and gowning.


Purpose of Position:

  • Performs multiple tasks to accomplish the production and packaging of molded products, including the manual assembly operations of all Cell Culture products.
  • This position requires strict attention to inspection criteria, SOP’s, and production data to ensure the quality of the final products.
  • This position will work with a variety of production equipment, measurement equipment, gauges, leak checkers, welders, vision system, TCT, and cell bind treaters and sealers.
  • This position requires the ability to work independently, make quality decisions concerning manufactured products, and produce parts at the expected production rate.


Day to Day Responsibilities:

  • Follows standard operating procedures for the entire process: molding, assembly, accessorizing, and pack out.
  • Assembles/packages goods at the standard rate.
  • Performs all necessary quality control checks as well as continually checks product for defects.
  • Maintains accurate production counts.
  • Performs inventory of all products and components in area.
  • Checks for proper materials to build product.
  • Performs final QA with quality department to inspect final pack out.
  • Maintains necessary records, including documents that require initials/signatures according to GMP and ISO requirements.
  • Fills out daily inspection sheets, including sub lot numbers and lot numbers after verification of lot issuance program for traceability.
  • Assists with setups and changeovers as required.
  • Reports improper operation, unsafe conditions, defective materials, and any unusual conditions to the Supervisor/Team Leader.
  • Builds sample orders as required.
  • Checks to assure all gauges are in proper working order.
  • Maintains work area and equipment in a clean, safe, and orderly condition.
  • Properly uses Personnel Protective Equipment.
  • Works with chemicals such as Isopropyl Alcohol and Loctite Interacts with customers during visits.
  • Follows established company rules and regulations and maintains quality standards.


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