Fiber Products Associate

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Date: Jul 5, 2024

Location: Wilmington, NC, US, 28405

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 63592


Corning is vital to progress – in the industries we help shape and in the world we share.


We invent life-changing technologies using materials science. Our scientific and manufacturing expertise, boundless curiosity, and commitment to purposeful invention place us at the center of the way the world interacts, works, learns, and lives.


Our sustained investment in research, development, and invention means we’re always ready to solve the toughest challenges alongside our customers. 

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.


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Operates production equipment used in the manufacturing of optical fiber.
  • Equipment certification, setup, operations, process monitoring and troubleshooting according to Standard Operating Procedures (SOP).
  • Operates equipment used to produce, transport, test or measure quality of fiber, store, ship or otherwise handle optical fiber within the department.
  • Specific activities can include but are not limited to setups, cleans, monitors, loads/unloads, inspects, and/or audits.
  • Visually inspects fiber for defects, makes pass/fail decisions and interfaces with computer to record and track production information.
  • Performs first level troubleshooting as defined by area documentation
  • Identifies and/or eliminates specific process and equipment problems by following documented procedures.
  • Limited knowledge of equipment to include: identifying defects, determining solutions and notifying appropriate level of support to troubleshoot the problems.
  • Performs miscellaneous tasks such as replenishing supplies, staging, and managing ware flow.
  • Communicates open equipment and safety issues through pass down entry and shift huddles.
  • Maintains and performs housekeeping to specified department standards.
  • Participates in quality and manufacturing audits and other related activities as required.
  • Must meet department production output metrics
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Adhere to plant attendance policy, as well as the Plant Operational Guidelines Safety Activities.
  • Follows all safety, health and environmental procedures and actively participates in maintaining and improving department safety.
  • Actively participates in team and plant safety initiatives including department and plant wide safety audits, Job Safety Analysis’ (JSA), incident investigation and implementation of corrective action.


Work Environment: 

  • Work occurs within a clean manufacturing environment, with adequate workspace and lighting
  • Some work areas may require hearing protection
  • Occasionally lifts up to 50+ pounds
  • Position requires associates to be on their feet for majority of the shift
  • Specific safety equipment (e.g., safety glasses, lab coats) is required and provided in all plant areas



  • This position follows a rotating shift pattern to provide 24/7 coverage
  • Shifts will be 12 hours in duration (7:00AM - 7:00PM, and 7:00 PM - 7:00 AM) and will cover weekdays, weekends, and holidays
  • Mandatory overtime may be required


Education & Experience: 

  • High School Diploma or GED required
  • Candidate must be 18 years of age to be considered.
  • This is an hourly entry level position into Corning’s Wilmington facility.  


This position does not support immigration sponsorship. 

The starting pay for this position is ​$23.10 hourly rate.  Compensation and benefits available for this position are dictated by the appropriate Collective Bargaining Agreement.


​Corning Puts YOU First! 

We are committed to supporting your health, financial, career development, and life goals as you grow professionally and personally to achieve your highest potential. All benefits begin as soon as you start your career at Corning. 

  • Our monetary peer-to-peer recognition program is tied to our Values and celebrates you and your colleagues’ contributions. 
  • Health and well-being benefits include medical, dental, vision, paid parental leave, mental health/substance use, fitness, and disease management programs.  
  • Financial benefits include a 401(k) savings plan with company matching contributions and a 100% company-paid pension benefit that grows steadily throughout your career. 
  • Companywide bonus and attractive short- and long-term compensation programs are available based on your role and responsibilities.   
  • Professional development programs help you grow and achieve your career goals.


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. To request an accommodation, please contact us at

Nearest Major Market: Wilmington

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