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Date: Feb 8, 2019

Location: Reynosa, Mexico, MX

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 35999


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.

Buyer Technician


Purpose of Position

Purchasing Technician is responsible for purchasing raw materials, products and supplies for an organization under the direct supervision of a purchasing manager or buyer                                             


Mention the major responsibilities and tasks of the position

  1. Assists and provides support to Purchasing department 
  1. Preparing purchase orders for ordering Direct and Indirect materials.
  2. Assist in PO creation/tracking, RFQ management
  3. Assist in researching prices on different materials
  4. Assist in general duties as assigned, running reports, creating shipping memos


List the two most complex decisions indicative of this function and its impact to the function, department and/or corporation

  1. Communicate with suppliers regarding the status of delivery dates for orders
  2. Can execute SAP MRP efficiently


Internal and External Customers


  • All  Corning employees


  • Suppliers                 

Personnel Directed.


Minimum Knowledge and Skill Requirements

A. Education.

Bachelors Degree                                         


B. Work Experience

Experience as a Purchasing Auxiliary                                  


C. Additional Skills

  • Languages: English   50% spoken & written.
  • Software: Excel, Word, Power point, Outlook
  • Knowledge of SAP                                        


Extraordinary Activities

Contribute and participate in Internal and External Audits in department, as well as being responsible for the good results of such.

Some examples of Audits are: ISO, TL, 5's, Safety, Sarbox, among others.