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Molding Technician

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Date: Aug 2, 2022

Location: Kennebunk, ME, US, 04043

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 54547


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.

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. 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 equipment that makes our manufacturing process possible. Join Corning’s Kennebunk Team and become part of our legacy of innovation – we are hiring for a 2nd Shift (Monday – Friday, 4pm to Midnight) skilled Technician in our Molding/Stackable department.


Benefits Start on Day One of Employment:

• Medical, dental and vision

• Fitness reimbursement program

• Annual profit-sharing target

• Paid vacation and personal time

• Life, illness, and accident insurance

• Legal and financial resources

• Employee assistance program

• 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 gowning.


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: In this role you will setup, debug and maintain plastics processing equipment such as injection molding machines and automation equipment used for material handling, assembly, treatment, and packaging. You’ll have the opportunity to use skills in a range of areas to improve processing, operation, part quality and to reduce variation or unplanned maintenance. Plan work using different forms of verbal, written, and graphical instructions or requirements.


Experience & Education:

• High School Diploma / GED

• Minimum of 4 year of manufacturing experience required; 7+ years preferred.


Day to Day Responsibilities:

Provide indirect technical leadership and mentoring of other Automation Technicians.

• Setup and maintain specified automation equipment to meet production quality and quantity requirements.

• Connects basic plant services as needed to meet production requirements and makes initial checks of operating conditions before initiating production runs.

• Complete complex job changes on molding machines and auxiliary equipment.

• Assist in cleaning and lubrication of equipment and tooling and performs various preventative maintenance tasks as needed.

• Inspect equipment, either when operating or idle, to diagnose and troubleshoot processing, programming, mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic, robotic, vision or electrical problems.

• Monitors process and makes appropriate adjustments to variables in order to ensure production quality and quantity requirements.

• Technicians are expected to understand various instruments and hand tools for troubleshooting, such as electrical multimeters and measurement equipment.

• Makes or assist in completing needed adjustments and/or repairs on all molding machines and auxiliary equipment to correct issues causing production difficulties and prevent reoccurrence.

• Uses and maintains a range of communication methods to transfer information and drive cross functional change and sustainable operation.

• Interprets quality reports specifying defects in ware, observes and inspects ware being made, uses inspection and measuring instruments, and determines and implements adjustments required to eliminate defects.

• Records specified information and data of machine operation on record sheets as required using a computer based or paper-based reporting system.

• Determines method and sequence of tool and hand operations to achieved desired production requirements.

• Selects and uses appropriate equipment, tools, materials, and work methods based on an understanding of the production task to be performed and the customer requirements.

• Provide broad support for plant operations on shifts when other technical or leadership support is unavailable.

• Coordinates general production activity on weekends and during other periods of partial leadership coverage.

• Assumes other responsibilities and performs miscellaneous duties to support department and plant operations.

• Maintains good housekeeping conditions in working area, complies with all safety expectations, and observes safe work practices.

• May perform other duties as needed.


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