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Maintenance Associate/Mechanic - Wilmington, NC

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Date: May 29, 2021

Location: Wilmington, NC, US, 28405

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 45894


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.

The purpose of this job is to perform a very wide variety of maintenance tasks including but not limited to mechanical and electrical maintenance work such as:

  • Installation, fabrication, assembly, set-up, diagnosis. Preventive/predictive, troubleshooting maintenance work on plant equipment, facilities, and services requiring the use of hand and maintenance tools and skills.
  • Works from blueprints, sketches, written and verbal instructions.
  • Operates a wide variety of equipment such as:
    • various saws, benders, breaks, pipe threaders, drills, gauges, meters, feelers, voltmeters, wire strippers, micrometers, industrial fork trucks, hand trucks, machine tools, welding equipment, carts, ladders, lifts, etc.
  • Performs tasks such as removing and reinstalling, wiring and conduit when necessary.
  • Provide cross training for other skills.
  • May be a member of a work group or team that utilizes some business skills such as:
    • writing and entering work orders, material purchasing, project coordination, quotes and estimates, use of computer in performance of duties, etc.
  • This position has a skill/certification module.
  • The specific skill requirements for each module appear in the certification document.
  • Module 1 includes such duties as:
    • Works independently, coordinates PMs, rebuilds, shutdowns and other employees as required; displays innovativeness when dealing with complex problems; trains others in maintenance techniques designed for sensitive processes.
  • Works as member of a team; writes process documentation; prepares maintenance projects and layouts, inter-faces with customers, vendors and suppliers; responsible for the quality of works, timeliness, work methods, practices. (As additional modules are defined, the description will be updates for evaluation purposes.)
  • Note: Must have equivalent to a 2 year Mechanical Associate Degree and at least 8,000 on the job hours.
  • The successful candidate must pass a "Fit for Duty" exam designed for the Mechanic Job Description.
  • All minority and female employees interested in this job are encouraged to apply.


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