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Date: Jul 31, 2022

Location: Wilmington, NC, US, 28405

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 54954


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.

MET (Manufacturing Excellence Team) Responsibilities:

  • Maintain Fiber making production equipment focused on forming and coating processes of optical fiber manufacturing.
  • Expert-level troubleshooting following shift personnel efforts
  • Proactively monitor equipment and processes, identify outliers and trends, and drive opportunities to fundamental resolution
  • Make process/equipment/procedure adjustments
  • Manufacturing process and equipment improvement identification and solutions
  • Identification and leadership of R&M and S&E cost reduction initiatives
  • Collaboration with engineering and technology for process/equipment receivership.


Position Responsibilities:

  • Function as process and equipment SMEs for the Fibermaking department with primary focus on the forming and coating process steps.
  • 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
  • Engineering support and troubleshooting of optical fiber manufacturing equipment and processes
  • Perform cost-benefit analyses to generate buy-in and support for fundamental solution paths
  • Concise and accurate documentation on troubleshooting steps and corrective actions
  • Manufacturing improvement corrective action plans and solutions
  • Analysis of data, design, and execution of experiments
  • Work in a team to drive equipment/process standardization and continuous improvements
  • Interface with Engineering, Infrastructure/Maintenance, IT, PPD and Trades
  • Work with Operations team including section & shift supervision, and associates as required to improve manufacturing performance
  • Technology (process/product) receivership within the community




  • At least a two-year degree in a technical field with minimum of 2 yrs experience in manufacturing OR minimum of 10 yrs experience in a fast-paced manufacturing environment
  • Technical troubleshooting on electrical systems, mechanical systems, manufacturing processes, control systems and PLCs


Required Skills:

  • Strong problem analysis and troubleshooting skills
  • Electrical technical skills and aptitude including electrical handheld instrumentation
  • Inherent drive to improve performance and reduce cost utilizing out-of-the-box thinking
  • Ability to read/understand electrical and mechanical drawings
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and issues effectively
  • Ability to propose priority calls based on cost-benefit data analysis
  • Self-motivated and autonomous
  • Written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work within a team and provide training to others


Travel Requirements: • Domestic: <5%



  • Monday - Friday
  • Availability for off-hours on-call support and ability to work non-traditional hours


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