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Warehouse Operator - Inventory Control - Kennebunk, ME

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Date: Jun 8, 2021

Location: Kennebunk, ME, US, 04043

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 46864


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.

First Shift - 9am to 5pm Mon-Fri

Purpose of Position:

  • Performs the physical receipt and movement of raw materials, WIP, finished goods and non-inventory items throughout the plant and performs computer transactions to maintain accurate inventory quantities.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Utilize documented shipping and receiving operating procedures and update when necessary.
  • Unload trailers to receive items. Note all damages and reports to supervisor.
  • Open bales, crates, and other containers.
  • Create item storage labels with identifying information on the printer and apply them to inventory items.
  • Sort and place materials or items on racks, shelves, or bins. Full skids are wrapped and totes are taped together at the top to prevent spills.
  • Sort and store perishable goods in refrigerators, freezers or other controlled environment locations.
  • Weigh or count items for distribution within the plant to ensure conformance to company standards.
  • Use software skills to generate information and perform inventory transactions on the computer system, as a result of receiving, storing, and distributing raw materials, WIP, finished goods and non-inventory items throughout the plant.
  • Use scanners to update material movement in the computer system. Verify that scanning transactions for both the Warehouse and Production departments are accurately reflected in the computer system. Correct all errors.
  • Utilize production schedules, customer orders, work order pick lists, shipping orders or requisitions to determine items to be moved, gathered or distributed based on FIFO.
  • Convey materials and items from receiving or production areas to storage or other designed areas via low lifts or fork trucks.
  • Receive and issue chemicals to the production floor and the laboratories.
  • Perform shipping transactions, create all required paperwork, and load trailers.
  • Perform daily cycle counts of items in the warehouse and adjust the computer system in order to maintain inventory accuracy.
  • Perform daily maintenance of the fork trucks, including battery water levels, brakes, horn, tires, charging batteries and checking side shifters and tilts – and document as required.
  • Provide skids to production areas.
  • Clean warehouse area weekly.
  • Conduct monthly safety inspections of the warehouse area and alert appropriate personnel regarding potential safety issues.
  • Cross train on all receiving, shipping, and inventory functions.


This position does not include 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