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Manufacturing Excellence Team (MET) Technician

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Date: Sep 25, 2021

Location: Oneonta, NY, US, 13820

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 45608


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.


Scope of Position:

MET team member that monitors and troubleshoots manufacturing processes as well as drives manufacturing improvement initiatives to reduce cost, increase capacity, and improve process capability. Provides second level troubleshooting of equipment/process issues in a manufacturing facility. Works hands-on with manufacturing equipment and activities. Identifies and supports process improvements. Uses judgment, experience and initiative to resolve problems and make recommendations.


Day to Day Responsibilities:

  • Maintaining production equipment (“stewards of the equipment/process”)
  • Next level of troubleshooting after shift personnel (called on by shift personnel for troubleshooting help)
  • Monitoring equipment and processes
  • Making process/equipment/procedure adjustments
  • Manufacturing improvement identification and solutions
  • Responsible for MET engineering to support operations
  • Make process/equipment/procedure adjustments
  • Manufacturing process and equipment improvement identification and solutions
  • Collaboration with engineering and technology for process/equipment receivership
  • Trend analysis (by equipment, attribute, product) & monitoring / response plans
  • Recommend improvements to process/equipment and drive equipment robustness
  • Identify chronic issues and recommend corrective actions
  • Provide inputs about equipment maintenance requirements & shortfalls
  • Provide guidance, direction, and training to department and support personnel
  • Identify and drive cost reduction initiatives utilizing fundamental understanding of process capability and parts usage
  • Manufacturing improvement corrective action plans and solutions
  • Analysis of data, design, and execution of experiments
  • Work in MET team to drive equipment/process standardization and continuous improvements
  • Trend analysis (by equipment, attribute, product) & monitoring / response plans
  • Work with MET team to drive equipment/process standardization and continuous improvements
  • Work with operations team including shift supervisors, planning, and operations manager to improve overall manufacturing performance
  • Technology (process/product) receivership

Travel Requirements:

  • Less than 5% domestic.


Hours of work/work schedule/flex-time:

  • 40+ hours, Monday – Friday, standard business hours.
  • Support for all production shifts as required.
  • Some flexibility may be needed for training.


Required Education & Required Years and Area of Experience:

  •  Associates + 2 years of manufacturing experience OR
  • High school diploma + 5 years of manufacturing experience


Required Skills:

  •  Strong problem analysis and troubleshooting skills
  • Technical skills and aptitude
  • Self-motivated and autonomous
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and issues effectively
  • Communication skills
  • Ability to work within a team and provide training to others
  • Experience with MS Office Suite
  • Flexibility to work within a dynamic team and provide training to others.


Soft Skills:

  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and issues effectively
  • Directive and autonomous
  • Decision making and prioritization
  • Communication skills


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