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Manufacturing Excellence Technician

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Date: Oct 9, 2021

Location: Painted Post, NY, US, 14870

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 48527


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.

Corning’s Environmental Technologies segment manufactures ceramic substrates and filter products for emissions control in mobile and stationary applications around the world.


Scope of Position:

This position is a self-driven/self-motivated individual capable of working proficiently, both independently and as part of a team, without direct supervision. The MET Technician is responsible for increasing asset uptime through root cause analysis of failures, development of maintenance processes/strategies, and identification of critical spares. Persons must be capable in analyzing conditions, technical troubleshooting thru the process, identify and repair mechanical and electrical issues which prevent meeting the shift or weekly schedules. Assists, trains/coaches employees in electrical, mechanical, hydraulic, and pneumatic maintenance and the repair of machinery and equipment. The successful candidate must have a passion for safety and be able to foster effective working relationships built upon trust and respect within all levels of the organization.


Day to Day Responsibilities:

  • Support day to day equipment issues, identify and implement solutions to enhance the uptime of production and facilities equipment.
  • Provide technical support for the evolution from reactive to proactive maintenance, which will lead to productivity improvement and a reduced maintenance cost/case
  • Implement/monitor condition-based monitoring program
  • Assist in diagnostics, repairs and rebuilds of machines; partner with engineering or others on non-routine repairs and defect handling solutions.
  • Lead execution of work specified during planned maintenance (preventative, corrective, predictive, improvement) window including coordination of required parts, personnel, and communication of start-up activities.
  • Train maintenance/operators on maintenance techniques when called to troubleshoot or repair equipment.
  • Utilize root cause analysis though process to ensure sustainability of corrective actions and/or improvements to drive asset uptime.
  • Utilize the continuous improvement mindset and tools to actively participate in identifying and correcting opportunities, improving processes including participation in the creation and documentation of Standard Operating Procedures and Work Instructions, Brady LOTO Instructions, and measurement/calibration requirements
  • Proficient and diligent in use of CMMS system to track maintenance action items.
  • Evaluate and review recommended maintenance procedures and critical spares for implementation in the CMMS system to increase MTBF and reduce MTTR
  • Supports plant production needs and priorities to achieve plant goals.
  • Facilitate, attend and participate in team meetings and programs.


Travel Requirements: Negligible


Hours of work/work schedule/flex-time: 40 hours/week – 7am-3pm, with occasional overtime


Required Education and Experience:

  • Minimum of a 2-year degree in a technical discipline (prefer Engineering); 4-year degree preferred
  • 2+ years of experience in Engineering/Manufacturing environment performing the maintenance, repair and upkeep of industrial machines and/or equipment.


Required Skills:

  • Rigorous problem solving
  • Strong electrical & mechanical equipment troubleshooting skills
  • Experience completing projects in a manufacturing organization
  • Decision-making based on data


Desired Skills:

  • Process excellence (Six Sigma) Green Belt or higher
  • Capable of leading small process development / improvement projects
  • General knowledge of AutoCAD and SolidWorks to review drawings/models
  • Experience with CNC machines is a plus


Soft Skills (Communication/Team/Leadership):

  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Personal initiative, self-starter and dedication to make a difference
  • Organized with good planning and time management skills
  • Ability to build relationships within multi-functional groups; team building skills
  • Positive attitude, flexible and good work ethic


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.

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