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Hourly Fiber Products Associate 1

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Date: Jul 8, 2019

Location: Wilmington, NC, US, 28405

Company: Corning

Corning is one of the world’s leading innovators in materials science. For more than 160 years, Corning has applied its unparalleled expertise in speciality 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.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the following equipment: screeners, measurement benches, automated fiber processing line, receipt to stock equipment, and other auxiliary equipment. 
  • Responsibilities include equipment certification, setup, operations, process monitoring and troubleshooting according to the Standard Operating Procedures (SOP).
  • Prepares all equipment for set-up insuring all necessary certification/audits are complete.
  • Visually inspects fiber for defects, makes pass/fail decisions and interfaces with computer to record and track production information. 
  • Identifies and/or eliminates specific process and equipment problems by following documented procedures. 
  • Uses process monitoring tools to initiate, diagnose and complete troubleshooting checklists.  
  • Identifies auxiliary equipment that requires outside maintenance support. 
  • Performs miscellaneous tasks such as replenishing supplies and staging, counting and managing wareflow.  
  • Communicates open equipment and safety issues. 
  • Maintains and performs housekeeping to specified department standards.
  • 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. 
  • Responsible for training of team members through class room and hands-on training to include certification and re-certification.  Participates in quality and manufacturing audits and other related activities as required.
  • Participates in staffing decisions for the team.  Interacts with other production team members to determine needed coverage. Monitors and maintains overtime records as required. 

Required Education:

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent
  • Candidate must be 18 years of age to be considered.


  • 12 hour rotating shift

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: Wilmington