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Corning Incorporated

Manufacturing Technician Job

Corning Incorporated - Wilmington, NC

Company Description:

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 be 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.

MET (Manufacturing Excellence Team) Responsibilities:

• Maintain Fiber making production equipment focused on forming, coating, and winding processes of optical fiber manufacturing

• Expert-level troubleshooting following shift personnel efforts

• Proactively monitor equipment and processes, identify outliers and trends, and drive opportunities to fundamental resolution

• Make process/equipment/procedure adjustments

• Manufacturing process and equipment improvement identification and solutions

• Identification and leadership of R&M and S&E cost reduction initiatives

• Collaboration with engineering and technology for process/equipment receivership

Position Responsibilities:

• Identify and drive cost reduction initiatives utilizing fundamental understanding of process capability and parts usage

• Engineering support and troubleshooting of optical fiber manufacturing equipment and processes

• Function as process and equipment SMEs for the Fiber making department for the forming, coating, and winding process steps

• Perform cost-benefit analyses to generate buy-in and support for fundamental solution paths

• Trend analysis (by equipment, attribute, product) & monitoring / response plans

• Concise and accurate documentation on troubleshooting steps and corrective actions

• Recommend improvements to process/equipment and drive equipment robustness

• Manufacturing improvement corrective action plans and solutions

• Provide inputs about equipment maintenance requirements & shortfalls

• Analysis of data, design, and execution of experiments

• Identify chronic issues and recommend corrective actions

• Provide guidance, direction, and training to department and support personnel

• Work in a team to drive equipment/process standardization and continuous improvements

• Interface with Engineering, Infrastructure/Maintenance, IT and PPD

• Work with Operations team including section & shift supervision, and associates as required to improve manufacturing performance

• Technology (process/product) receivership within the community

Job Requirements:

Travel Requirements:

• Domestic:

Job Criteria:

Start Date:

Position Type: Full-Time Permanent

Years of Experience Required: 2

Education Required: Masters

Overnight Travel:

Vacation Time:

3 days 11 hours ago

Corning Incorporated


Manufacturing Technician Job Corning Incorporated - Wilmington, NC, United States


Location: Wilmington, NC

Company Profile:
Corning Incorporated manufactures and sells specialty glasses, ceramics, and related materials worldwide. The company operates through five segments: Display Technologies, Optical Communications, Environmental Technologies, Specialty Materials, and Life Sciences. The Display Technologies segment manufactures glass substrates for active matrix liquid crystal displays (LCDs) that are used primarily in notebook computers, flat panel desktop monitors, and LCD televisions. The Optical Communications segment manufactures optical fiber and cable, and hardware and equipment products comprising cable assemblies, fiber optic hardware and connectors, optical components and couplers, closures, network interface devices, and other accessories. The Environmental Technologies segment manufactures ceramic substrates and filter products for emissions control in mobile and stationary, and gasoline and diesel applications. The Specialty Materials segment manufactures products that provide approximately 150 material formulations for glass, glass ceramics, and fluoride crystals. The Life Sciences segment develops, manufactures, and supplies scientific laboratory products, such as general labware and equipment, as well as specialty surfaces, media, and reagents for cell culture research, bioprocessing, genomics, drug discovery, microbiology, and chemistry. This segment also develops and produces various technologies, including the Corning Epic technology for screening; the Corning HYPER platform of vessels for cell yields; Corning Microcarriers for cell scale-up, therapy, and vaccine applications; Corning CellBIND, Matrigel, BioCoat, and Synthemax II surfaces; and Corning stemgro media. Corning Incorporated has strategic collaboration agreement with World Kitchen, LLC. The company was formerly known as Corning Glass Works and changed its name to Corning Incorporated in April 1989. Corning Incorporated was founded in 1851 and is based in Corning, New York.