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Manufacturing Shift Technician

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Date: Feb 14, 2021

Location: Wilmington, NC, US, 28405

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 43943


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: Provides first, second and third level troubleshooting of equipment/process issues in the department. Works hands-on with manufacturing equipment and activities. Identifies and supports process improvements. Uses judgment, experience and initiative to resolve problems and make recommendations.


Day to Day Responsibilities:

  • Provide first, second and third level troubleshooting of equipment/process issues
  • 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
  • Develop/maintain a system to keep production teams current on process, equipment and procedures
  • Support Preventive Maintenance efforts on equipment
  • Production support for any throughput or safety items that may be hindering output helping department achieve safety, lean and production goals
  • Receive training in new processes/equipment and/or procedure changes from engineering
  • Champion safety performance; Maintain and enforce all housekeeping and safety regulations
  • Provide technical training for associates
  • Ensure cooperation with Engineering in the implementation and evaluation of development experiments, as well as troubleshooting efforts
  • Recommend improvements to process and/or equipment
  • Maintain the systems and actions necessary to ensure compliance with department certification programs, quality System Audit Program, and ISO 14000 registration
  • Participate on a trained spill team for the Glass making areas; Participate in monthly spill drills Projects involved with: Process and Equipment changes, Safety improvement, Lean manufacturing, Workforce development


Education & Experience:

  • Two year electrical/mechanical technical degree preferred (Will consider experienced candidates with demonstrated skills).
  • No Degree - 10+ years of work experience.
  • 2 year degree - 5+ years of work experience.
  • 4 year degree - 3+ years of experience.


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)
  • Willing to act as a motivator and role model for the shift
  • Controlled response in emergency situations


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; <5%


Hours of work: 12hr rotating shifts.


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, or 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