Maintenance Technician - Night Shift

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Date: Jun 12, 2024

Location: Newton, NC, US, 28658

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 63349


Corning is vital to progress – in the industries we help shape and in the world we share.


We invent life-changing technologies using materials science. Our scientific and manufacturing expertise, boundless curiosity, and commitment to purposeful invention place us at the center of the way the world interacts, works, learns, and lives.


Our sustained investment in research, development, and invention means we’re always ready to solve the toughest challenges alongside our customers. 

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:

  • Ensure that equipment operates efficiently through the effective use of preventative maintenance, calibration, and prompt breakdown maintenance.



  • Equivalent to an accredited apprenticeship program in trade, craft , or occupation.
  • 2 year technical college degree



  • Thorough understanding of machine function and equipment processes.
  • Must be proficient in the use of Volt meters, Ohm meters, flow meters, thermometers, lathes, milling machines, drill press, band and cutoff saws, pipe bending and threading equipment, metal grinders, metal shear and brake, welding equipment, micrometers, dial and digital calipers, and small hand and power tools.


This position includes significant duties such as:

  • Troubleshoot equipment failure and perform root cause analysis.
  • Perform preventative maintenance and repair work that requires equipment downtime per designated schedule.
  • Properly complete maintenance work orders, CMMS (AS 400 and Maximo), predictive maintenance checklist and any other required documentation during normal performance of analysis and collection of data.
  • Keep coordinators, supervisors, and operators informed of any changes or issues while performing routine maintenance Support production and engineering departments with all necessary maintenance repair needs.
  • Perform maintenance requirement specifications for the design of new machinery and/or upgrades/ improvements to existing equipment Work with engineering as assigned on project s as necessary
  • Work with outside contractors for PM’s and repairs
  • Procure needed parts for projects or machine repair as required
  • Work in a team environment that fosters safety awareness and mutual respect.
  • This description is intended to provide general duties and responsibilities and not meant to be an exhaustive inventory of the role.
  • You may be assigned and expected to perform duties not otherwise contained in this description.
  • Attention to consistent material handling procedures with an awareness of safe material transport according to environmental and hazardous materials protocols


Working Conditions:

  • Heavy lifting in rare instances typically assisted.
  • Majority of time light lifting is involved.
  • Some exposure to elements of dirt, dust, fumes, and noise, but none disagreeable.


This position does not support immigration sponsorship  

The range for this position is ​$29.75 hourly rate - $34.50 hourly rate.  Starting pay for the successful applicant is dependent on a variety of job-related factors, including but not limited to geographic location, market demands, experience, training, and education. The benefits available for this position include medical, dental, vision, 401(k) plan, pension plan, life insurance coverage, disability benefits, and PTO.


​Corning Puts YOU First! 

We are committed to supporting your health, financial, career development, and life goals as you grow professionally and personally to achieve your highest potential. All benefits begin as soon as you start your career at Corning. 

  • Our monetary peer-to-peer recognition program is tied to our Values and celebrates you and your colleagues’ contributions. 
  • Health and well-being benefits include medical, dental, vision, paid parental leave, mental health/substance use, fitness, and disease management programs.  
  • Financial benefits include a 401(k) savings plan with company matching contributions and a 100% company-paid pension benefit that grows steadily throughout your career. 
  • Companywide bonus and attractive short- and long-term compensation programs are available based on your role and responsibilities.   
  • Professional development programs help you grow and achieve your career goals.


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. To request an accommodation, please contact us at

Nearest Major Market: Hickory

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