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Z-Press Operator - Salt Lake City, UT

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Date: Nov 2, 2020

Location: Salt Lake City, UT, US, 84107

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 40987


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.

The purpose of this position is:

  • Directs production team members in order to create finished good items such as pipettes, plates, and racks.
  • Performs as a working member of the team and is responsible for safe and efficient operation of machinery.
  • Operates machinery in multiple production areas and replaces absent employees for short term periods.

This position includes significant duties such as:

  • Assigns duties to team members, making decisions on the best way to utilize labor for demand
  • Operates line equipment in multiple production areas including molding press machines, assembling and packaging of product, monitoring output quality and quantity, and making minor adjustments to machines within defined parameters
  • Records production information and event occurrences; reports shift production and events to management
  • Performs daily housekeeping and waste removal
  • Performs routine monitoring and inspection activities per product specifications at each stage of production
  • Completes production records, recording relevant data onto forms or via electronic data entry; ensures accuracy and good documentation practices per company standards
  • Stages raw materials, in-process products, and finished products per current procedure
  • Works with tools, cleaning equipment, and chemicals demonstrating proper safety precautions
  • Relieves other team members for absences or break periods and rotates duties as required
  • Assembles, packages, labels, palletizes and stages product per specifications & procedures

Working Conditions:

  • Good working conditions.
  • Exposed to constant noise of machinery and occasional fumes; none to the extent of being disagreeable.
  • Hearing protection and gloves available; use of appropriate PPE where required.
  • Occasionally lifts and/or moves up to 25 pounds and up to 35 pounds rarely.


  • High School Diploma or GED required


  • Two years in production environment required with previous experience in a leadership capacity preferred.

We prohibit discrimination on the basis of  race, color, gender, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, or veteran status or any other legally protected status.

Nearest Major Market: Salt Lake City