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Date: Nov 25, 2021

Location: Wilmington, NC, US, 28405

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 49273


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: Development Process Technician responsible for working within teams to develop new optical fiber manufacturing processes and/or process conditions for improved product attributes or reduced cost of optical fiber.


Day to Day Responsibilities:

  • Work with engineers to design, develop and build manufacturing equipment systems.
  • May design and develop new equipment components or systems.
  • May operate measurement devices and collect data to support product or process understanding.
  • Create & update documents such as machine specs, drawings, Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Train new hires and others on how to run a process or equipment.
  • Participate in developing a new process or machine to improve the current process.
  • Provide inputs to project plans for resource requirements, schedule, and budget.
  • Work with equipment suppliers to resolve equipment build questions and issues.
  • Serve as technical expert in specialty area.
  • Lead mechanical and electrical trades’ resources to complete installation of equipment
  • Coordinates safe work practices (toolbox talks, SWMS, etc.)
  • Support troubleshooting of prototype equipment systems


Required Education & Experience:

  • Associates Degree in technical field or strong Math/Science background and experience.
  • Mechanical and/or Controls aptitude.
  • Other technician and/or operator roles that lead to a better understanding of the equipment & processes.
  • Reads fabrication drawings and electrical schematics.
  • At least seven years of experience in a manufacturing environment a mechanical or electrical tech to support process equipment in an engineering support or maintenance role.


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