Mechanic Skilled Trades

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Date: Apr 4, 2024

Location: Wilmington, NC, US, 28405

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 62498


Corning is vital to progress – in the industries we help shape and in the world we share.


We invent life-changing technologies using materials science. Our scientific and manufacturing expertise, boundless curiosity, and commitment to purposeful invention place us at the center of the way the world interacts, works, learns, and lives.


Our sustained investment in research, development, and invention means we’re always ready to solve the toughest challenges alongside our customers. 

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 position: 

  • 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.


Duties & Responsibilities:

  • 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 equipment, bearing replacements, equipment rebuilds, pipe bending and installation, etc.
  • Provide cross training for other skilled trades.
  • 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.)


Required Education / Experience:

  • Must have equivalent to a 2 year Mechanical Associate Degree and at least 8,000 on the job hours or > than 4 years’ experience.
  • Must be willing to work rotating shift schedule
  • The successful candidate must pass a "Fit for Duty" exam designed for the Mechanic Job Description. 


This position does not support immigration sponsorship. 

The starting pay for this position is ​$33.52 hourly rate.  Compensation and benefits available for this position are dictated by the appropriate Collective Bargaining Agreement.


​Corning Puts YOU First! 

We are committed to supporting your health, financial, career development, and life goals as you grow professionally and personally to achieve your highest potential. All benefits begin as soon as you start your career at Corning. 

  • Our monetary peer-to-peer recognition program is tied to our Values and celebrates you and your colleagues’ contributions. 
  • Health and well-being benefits include medical, dental, vision, paid parental leave, mental health/substance use, fitness, and disease management programs.  
  • Financial benefits include a 401(k) savings plan with company matching contributions and a 100% company-paid pension benefit that grows steadily throughout your career. 
  • Companywide bonus and attractive short- and long-term compensation programs are available based on your role and responsibilities.   
  • Professional development programs help you grow and achieve your career goals.


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. To request an accommodation, please contact us at

Nearest Major Market: Wilmington

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