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Production Operator - Stripette Department

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Date: Apr 18, 2021

Location: Kennebunk, ME, US, 04043

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 41721


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 Production Operators (Stripette Department) 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 $16.50 plus shift differential.


Hours of Work: 1st Shift (7am - 3pm), 2nd Shift (3pm – 11pm), and 3rd Shift (11pm-7am) – Monday-Friday, plus weekend overtime. We may require flexibility in hours of work depending on business need. 


Overtime is available if you are interested in extra hours – it is mandatory once or twice a month, and the schedule varies by department. We also have an overtime swap function so that you can volunteer to cover overtime hours for your coworkers or give the hours away.


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 serological pipet products.  Requires strict attention to inspection criteria, SOP’s, and production data to ensure the quality of the final products.  Works with a variety of production equipment, measurement equipment, gauges, leak checkers, welders, and sealers.  Requires the ability to work independently, makes quality decisions concerning manufactured products, and produces parts at the expected production rate.


Day to Day Responsibilities:         

  • Follows standard operating procedures for the entire process, including Extruders, Assemblers or Draws, Printers, Pluggers, Wrappers, Bulk lines, and Paper/poly lines.
  • Assembles/packages goods at the standard rate.
  • Performs all necessary quality control checks, as well as continually checks product for defects.
  • Checks for proper materials to build product.
  • Maintains necessary records, including documents that require initials/signatures according to GMP and ISO requirements.
  • Fills out daily inspection sheets, including component lot numbers and lot numbers after verification of line opening 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.
  • 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, 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