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Entry-Level Production Operator 1- Oneonta, NY

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Date: Jul 11, 2022

Location: Oneonta, NY, US, 13820

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 50175


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.

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Corning Incorporated has Group 1 Operator job openings in Oneonta. Qualified candidates must be at least 18 years of age and possess a High School Diploma or GED. Corning Incorporated interviews applicants for self-managed teams and we are looking for individuals that possess a strong work ethic and substantial interpersonal and team participation skills. Candidates must be available to work all three shifts (Days 7am – 3pm, Swing 3pm – 11pm, Grave 11pm – 7am), weekends, and holidays. Overtime is required in many cases. Our new employees will go through a 90 day probationary period.  Production and Maintenance employees are represented by USW Local 1029.


The purpose of this job is to perform a limited range of basic duties to handle, assemble, process and package product.  Performs the following tasks and assumes related responsibilities:

  • Orients lightweight plastic parts on conveyor belts and removes items from belts as needed
  • Adds ink for printers
  • Transfers certain products in and out of treatment units
  • Loads and unloads certain products for printing operations
  • Performs simple visual observation for gross defects while handling ware
  • Counts and stacks items as needed
  • Places plastic bag over counted and stacked items
  • Places open end of filled bags into heat sealer and activates heat sealer to seal bags
  • Puts sealed product into bins for transportation by automated guided vehicles (AGV)
  • Changes lot numbers on heat sealer
  • Completes  simple hand assembly and packaging for bench work based on clear instructions
  • Performs light material handling tasks – i.e.: stocks workstation with small quantities of suppliesstocks small quantities of caps (placing into cap hoppers) at machines using scoopsdumps regrind buckets or other small containers at the machines, etc.
  • Handles lightweight ware-in-process (WIP) items
  • Completes clearly specified operation and adjustment of equipment
  • Clear minor equipment jams as necessary
  • Performs equipment wash downs using alcohol and chlorine bleach
  • Creates/makes shippers for related WIP products only (i.e. OEM)
  • Follows all clean room manufacturing procedures and regulations
  • Completes simple paperwork and records specified information
  • Collects Q. C. samples
  • Alert appropriate person when machine or equipment is not operating normally
  • Follows clear instructions such as assembly sheets.
  • Exerts effort equivalent to handling less than 15 pounds throughout the shift.  Limited work may require greater effort.
  • Cleans machines and production area as necessary and may assist in routine equipment maintenance, equipment set‑up and removal, or job changes
  • Transfers alcohol from flammable storage to and from production.  
  • Maintains good housekeeping standards, follows all safety regulations and practices, Quality system standards, and complies with all Clean room Regulations.


Performs all duties and functions required to finish product, including assembling, packaging, inspecting, recording and documentation, training, planning/scheduling, and operation of machinery along with team tasks while meeting FDA/GMP/ISO regulations. Assumes other responsibilities and performs miscellaneous duties to support department and plant operations.  Maintains good housekeeping conditions in plant, complies with all pertinent safety expectations, and observes safe work practices. Once certified will train others within that group.


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, 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: Oneonta