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Manufacturing Associate

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Date: Dec 4, 2022

Location: Manassas, VA, US, 20109

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 58192


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.

Our Optical Communications segment has recently evolved from being a manufacturer of optical fiber and cable, hardware and equipment to being a comprehensive provider of industry-leading optical solutions across the broader communications industry.This segment is classified into two main product groupings – carrier network and enterprise network. The carrier network product group consists primarily of products and solutions for optical-based communications infrastructure for services such as video, data and voice communications. The enterprise network product group consists primarily of optical-based communication networks sold to businesses, governments and individuals for their own use.

The purpose of this position is: Performs operations to produce media products such as sterile cell culture media, salt solutions, reagents, buffers, antibiotics, therapeutics, and other sterile and non-sterile solutions. Performs aseptic operations, including filling; formulates liquids or prepares powders. This position includes significant duties such as:  

  • Performs aseptic operation inside and outside of clean room environment
  • Performs clean room sterile operations; washes and sterilizes following SOPs  
  • Sterilizes production items by using the Autoclaves and Dry Heat Ovens  
  • Assists with the changeover of all manufacturing equipment as specified  
  • Assists with Installation Qualification (IQ), Operational Qualification (OQ), and Performance Qualification (PQ) validations as needed
  • Performs Clean In Place (CIP) and Steam In Place (SIP) operations for all necessary process equipment  
  • Rotates to various pre and post filling positions (prepping materials, packing, labeling, rework, bagging, etc.) as production needs are required  
  • Stocks all gowning materials for production  
  • Formulates liquid products following cGMP and Standard Operating Procedures  
  • Performs activities to support the production of powder and liquid products through weighing, milling, packaging and labeling of chemical components
  • Performs torque and fill checks as specified for bottle runs  
  • Maintains cleanliness and housekeeping for all manufacturing areas  
  • Attains qualification in one or more designated process and operation per current Training Matrix  
  • Documents all activities within batch record using current good documentation (cGMP) standards
  • Assists as necessary to train new employees on manufacturing operations and tasks  
  • Performs basic PeopleSoft functions as required
  • Contributes to continuous improvement efforts (iKaizen, Safety, Lean, etc.)

Working Conditions: Somewhat disagreeable conditions present. Works in a manufacturing environment, where regularly exposed to automated equipment lines and the noise and/or vibration resulting from them. Requires use of PPE. Frequently lifts or moves up to 50 lbs. May be exposed to fumes or airborne particles and chemicals. May occasionally require use of respirator or mask. Education: High School Diploma or GED required

Experience: 3 - 12 months’ experience

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: Washington DC