Maintenance Technician

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Date: Mar 29, 2024

Location: Winston-Salem, NC, US, 31520

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 62291


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.


Job Description: 

  • Minimize machine downtime, increase efficiency and reduce cost through planned maintenance and prompt response to unplanned maintenance requests on the production equipment used to produce fiber optic cables. 
  • 12 hour night shift from 7pm to 7am.


Duties and Responsibilities

  • Perform root cause analysis of breakdowns and implement corrective actions
  • Prepare written maintenance instructions, records, and procedures
  • Maintain accurate and timely records in a Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS), Maximo • Maintain, troubleshoot, and repair electro-mechanical equipment
  • Perform detailed routine maintenance tasks
  • Perform tasks as assigned by the Maintenance Supervisor/Coordinator


Skills/Characteristics Desired

  • Self-motivated, strong and systematic analytical and troubleshooting skills
  • In depth understanding of electrical and mechanical principles
  • Thorough working knowledge of electrical, mechanical systems
  • Experience with LOTO and electrical safety
  • Ability to read and interpret electrical and mechanical drawings
  • Experience in the use of hand tools, precision measuring equipment, and machine shop equipment
  • Good communication skills • Accuracy, attention to details, and strong organizational skills
  • Ability to react positively to rapidly changing priorities
  • Capable of independently managing multiple tasks with minimal supervision
  • Good interpersonal skills with the ability to work with diverse groups of people
  • Experience with Maximo CMMS system for maintenance
  • Experience with the OSI PI (historian) interface
  • Effective in managing multiple priorities
  • Demonstrated initiative and an eagerness to drive continuous improvement



  • Education Two-year associate from an accredited college or a technical degree from a community college
  • Or At least four-years of experience in maintenance at an industrial manufacturing environment with high school diploma or GED
  • Or Military background with maintenance and technical experience & 5+ years in an industrial manufacturing environment


Additional Skills Required

  • The Job Assignment Team will review the following for all applicants
  • Active Certification in the posted position
  • Worked on current shift for 12 months or more
  • One year of service at WCP as a Corning employee
  • Current discipline cannot exceed a verbal No employee on written discipline in the past 12 months may participate in the Notice of Interest posting process. Each part of the posting/placement process is completely voluntary, and you must apply to be considered
  • participate in the Notice of Interest posting process. Each part of the posting/placement process is completely voluntary, and you must apply to be considered.


This position does not support immigration sponsorship.

The range for this position is ​$32.00 hourly rate - $35.63 hourly rate.  Starting pay for the successful applicant is dependent on a variety of job-related factors, including but not limited to geographic location, market demands, experience, training, and education. The benefits available for this position include medical, dental, vision, 401(k) plan, pension plan, life insurance coverage, disability benefits, and PTO.


​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: Brunswick

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