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Stripette Mechanic I - Kennebunk, ME

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Date: Jul 20, 2021

Location: Kennebunk, ME, US, 04043

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 44928


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.

Openings on multiple shifts - including weekend days and nights.

Position Purpose:

  • Maintain and upgrade plastics processing equipment including extruders, injection molding machines, material handling equipment, high speed assembly, and packaging equipment.
  • Performs in-depth mechanical and electrical troubleshooting to determine root cause of issues.
  • Completes job changes as needed to meet production requirements.
  • Assists operators to reach maximum level of line performance.

Position Duties:

  • Setup and maintain extruders, molding machines/auxiliary equipment, high speed assemblers, and packaging equipment to meet production quality and quantity requirements.
  • Monitors and documents processes and makes appropriate adjustments to variables in order to insure production quality and quantity requirements
  • Performs in-depth mechanical and electrical troubleshooting to determine root cause of an issue.
  • Implement solution to address root cause.
  • Complete job changes on extruders, molding machines/auxiliary equipment, high speed assembly equipment, and packaging lines.
  • Performs daily on-going functions such as loading paper & film on paper/poly lines, monitoring ink levels on paper/poly lines, checking on resin material feed bins.
  • Perform preventative maintenance on assigned equipment.
  • Perform mold cleanings (within press) as required.
  • Document equipment issues via Tabware.
  • Use of PI data to determine trends in equipment performance.
  • Recommend improvements to process and/or equipment that enhance the manufacturing performance of the department.
  • 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.
  • Communicate with previous & next shift to share issues and resolutions.
  • 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, 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