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Electrical Maintenance Technician

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Date: Jul 14, 2022

Location: Wilmington, NC, US, 28405

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 55151


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.

Scope of Position: Maintenance Technician in plant facilities organization to support the plant facilities equipment, process, and operations.


Day to Day Responsibilities:

• Be a subject matter expert on plant facilities equipment, process, and operations for chillers, compressed air, cooling towers, HVAC, potable water treatment and associated control systems.

• Works as part of a project team to support repair and maintenance of manufacturing process equipment.

• Serves as technical expert in specialty area.

• Leads mechanical and electrical trades resources on repairs, renovations, and maintenance of facility buildings and equipment.

• Plan, schedule, and direct trades resources using computerized work order system.

• Coordinates activities to design-in safety (FMEA, Hazop, JSA, etc.)

• Troubleshoots process and equipment issues.

• Create and update documents such as machine specs, drawings, Standard Operating Procedures.

• Provide off-hours on-call support on a rotating basis


Required Education and Experience:

• Associates Degree in technical field or strong Math/Science background and experience.

• 2-year technical degree and >2 years’ experience OR

• 8+ experience in a manufacturing or technical environment

• Electrical background and qualification.

• Mechanical aptitude.

• Other technician and/or operator roles that lead to a better understanding of the equipment and processes. • Reads blueprints and/or technical drawings.


Required Skills: • Strong safety awareness • Demonstrates strong technical curiosity • Demonstrated ability to apply academic and experiential technical knowledge to solve problems. • Has strong approach to problem solving and troubleshooting.


Desired Skills:

• Experience in instrumentation, electrical and mechanical equipment troubleshooting and repair.

• Project Management skills.

• People Management experience.


Soft Skills: • Displays interest and drive to understand problems at first-principles level of understanding • Seeks education and mentoring in unfamiliar technologies • Willingness and ability to learn new skills and knowledge. • Demonstrated track record in safety compliance and awareness of environmental issues • Uses expertise of others to help solve problems.


Hours of work/work schedule/flex-time: • 40 hours/week


Travel Requirements: • Approximately 5% or less.


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: Wilmington