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Manufacturing MET Technician

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Date: Jul 29, 2022

Location: Wilmington, NC, US, 28405

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 54991


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.


Purpose of the Position: Provide quick response manufacturing support triggered by Operations feedback as well as product quality data. Overall mission of a MET technician is to optimize the Safety, Product Selects and Equipment Utilization associated with the manufacturing of Optical Fiber. Identifies and supports process improvements. Uses judgment, experience and initiative to resolve problems and make recommendations.


Day to Day Responsibilities:

  • Help department achieve Safety and Lean goals.
  • 2nd point of contact to provide 2nd and 3rd level electrical/controls/mechanical/equipment troubleshooting of production equipment issues.
  • Responsible for monitoring area performance, identifying equipment/process issues, and following issues to closure.
  • Manage multiple troubleshooting issues utilizing sound technical principles to drive resolution. Prioritizing issues against plant and department priorities.
  • Receive training from engineering in technical SME (Subject Matter Expert) areas, on new processes/equipment and/or on procedural changes.
  • Receive hazardous material training for purpose of Spill Team support as well as supporting other Production activities involving controlled chemicals.
  • Work with a variety of groups including operators, other support technicians, engineers, and trades to coordinate and direct equipment startup, repair, troubleshooting, and process changes.
  • Oversee and direct Trades on repairs as necessary.
  • Support Preventive Maintenance efforts on equipment.
  • As needed, develop, document, and deliver training packages for new or modified equipment to production and support groups in the plant.
  • Assisting engineers in the design, troubleshooting, documentation, and implementation of new or modified production equipment.
  • Directing maintenance personnel in the construction, testing, installation, and debugging of equipment.


Education & Experience:

  • Two year electrical/mechanical/or controls technical degree preferred (Associates)
  • Will consider experienced candidates with demonstrated skills and work experience
  • High school diploma and 10+ years manufacturing experience.
  • Experienced in troubleshooting and repair of electrical and pneumatic controls including use of test equipment
  • Experienced in troubleshooting and repair of simple to complex mechanical devices
  • Ability to read/understand electrical and mechanical drawings
  • Ability to read and understand basic PLC programming as well as to work through logic for troubleshooting
  • Computer literate and understands Microsoft windows to locate files, edit, save, transfer, etc.


Required Skills:

  • Sound decision making and prioritization skills
  • Ability to communicate with all levels of the plant organization
  • Strong people skills
  • Ability to handle/prioritize multiple tasks as necessary
  • Good process and equipment troubleshooting skills
  • Mechanically and Electrically inclined (aptitude for both)
  • Ability to handle/prioritize multiple tasks as necessary
  • Good written and verbal communication skills (detailed oriented)
  • Ability to train effectively
  • PC proficient (Excel, Word, SharePoint, Passdown)
  • Controlled response in emergency situations
  • Willing to act as a motivator and role model


Desired Skills:

  • Capable of using Diagnostic equipment
  • Basic understanding of PLC
  • PC – Data Analysis (PI, etc.)
  • Electrical test equipment


Soft Skills:

  • Works well in a team environment, is a “self-starter” and “results oriented”
  • Acts and makes decisions in the best interest of the team
  • Complies with all policies and procedures of the plant
  • Works well with other disciplines (IT, mechanical, and process engineering) to fully understand manufacturing system functionality and design requirements


Travel Requirements: (National/International; 0-100%) <5%


Hours of work: Mon – Fri 8 hrs/day (Periodic OT/Weekend work will be required) On-call support every 6-8 weeks.


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