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Mold Maker, Tool Room - 2nd Shift - Kennebunk, ME

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Date: Jun 30, 2022

Location: Kennebunk, ME, US, 04043

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 42181


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.



Cell-based research is providing a fundamentally new understanding of human disease. And Corning’s products are playing a critical role, accelerating discovery with products made for scientists, by scientists – including at our manufacturing plant in Kennebunk, Maine.


Join Corning’s Kennebunk Team and become part of our legacy of innovation – we are hiring for a skilled Tool Room Mold Maker (Monday – Friday, 12pm - 8pm)


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, maintaining, and troubleshooting the injection molding equipment that makes our manufacturing process possible.


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.


Work Environment:

  • Indoor, climate-controlled work environment.
  • Various clean rooms require the use of PPE and could include gowns, head and face coverings, safety glasses, hearing protection, booties, and in some cases, a full bunny suit.


All applications must be submitted online – process steps may include an interview; tour; drug screen; and background check. Please read the drug screen disclosure received after submitting your application.


Position Purpose:

The Mold Maker sets up and operates a wide range of machining equipment to fabricate complex objects, fixtures, jigs, etc. as needed. The Mold Maker assists in troubleshooting and repairing all molds in the plant.


Position Duties:

  • Assist in maintaining all production molds in a state of readiness.
  • Work from blueprints, drawings, specifications and sketches, to determine the method and sequence of operations required to accomplish a task.
  • Sets up and operates the appropriate equipment. May be required to build tooling component parts specific to a certain mold.
  • Complies with the job specifications and may suggest modifications when necessary.
  • Must have the capability of working on several jobs simultaneously.
  • Assist or train others in their lines of expertise, when appropriate.
  • Keeps work areas neat and orderly, observing all Corning safety procedures.
  • Some knowledge of programming CNC equipment.
  • Polishing techniques to obtain A1 finish.
  • Some knowledge of tig, mig, and plasma welding.
  • Ability to dismantle tools checking for abnormalities and repairing when required.
  • Knowledge of Hot Runner Systems and ability to repair.
  • General knowledge of Injection molding principles.


Required Education and Experience:

  • Minimum of a High School diploma or GED
  • Completed a Mold Maker apprenticeship or equivalent.
  • 10+ years Mold Making experience including building and troubleshooting molds.


Desired Skills and Experience:

  • Experience with CNC lathe and milling center
  • Hand polishing pins and flat surfaces to A1 finish
  • Ram and Wire EDM
  • Automatic Surface grinding
  • Experience with Microsoft Office


Soft Skills:

  • Demonstrated experience in a teamwork environment
  • Good verbal and written communication skills


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.

Nearest Major Market: Portland Maine