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Manufacturing Excellence (MET) Technician

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Date: Aug 5, 2022

Location: Wilmington, NC, US, 28405

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 55173


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.


Responsibility of the Manufacturing Excellence Team Technician Position:

  • Provide first and second level troubleshooting of Screening, Measurements, and Automation equipment/process issues.
  • Receive training in new processes/equipment and/or procedure changes from engineering.
  • Work with support groups and production teams to coordinate and direct equipment start-up, troubleshooting, and process changes.
  • Develop/maintain a system to keep production teams current on process, equipment and procedures.
  • Preventive Maintenance support.
  • Direct trades on repairs as necessary. Maintain plant documentation to support current equipment configurations and procedures.
  • Provide technical training for associates.


Education/Experience: • Minimum 2yr electrical or controls degree • 3+ years of experience in a related position


Required Skills:

  • Knowledge of FANUC robot programming and troubleshooting
  • Familiar with Allen Bradley PLC and/or Beckhoff PLC programming and communication protocols
  • Knowledge of frequency drives, servo drives
  • Conveyor system troubleshooting
  • Good process and equipment troubleshooting skills
  • Mechanically and Electrically inclined (aptitude or both)
  • Ability to handle/prioritize multiple tasks
  • Good written and verbal communication skills (detailed oriented)
  • Ability to train effectively
  • PC proficient (Excel, Word, SharePoint)


Unique or Special Requirements:

  • Ability to work with people in a developing, progressive work design environment


Desired Skills:

  • Knowledge in Automated Storage/Retrieval System (AS/RS)
  • Familiar with pneumatic controls and cylinders
  • Thoroughly carries out assignments to completion.
  • Works well in a team environment, is a “self-starter” and “results oriented”.
  • Communicates effectively in various settings to provide and present necessary information to Project, Department, and Site leaders.


Hours of work/work schedule/flex-time:

  • Mon-Fri 8+hrs/day (Periodic OT)
  • Off-hours On-call support (Rotating Schedule)


Travel Requirements: <5%


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