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Process Development Technician

at Corning in Wilmington, NC (United States)

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.

Role Purpose:
Performs a variety of technical duties and activities including experiment management and execution, collection of data from manufacturing process, data analysis and ware or equipment management. May work with range of personnel, including development, engineering, and operations, using measurement or customer data to help engineers resolve customer improve manufacturing yields and/or develop new processes or products.

Key Responsibilities:
• Works with teams focused on product and process innovation, cost reduction projects, etc.
• Works with engineers to develop and execute experimentation required to develop and integrate new processes & products into production.
• Works on innovation projects to enable new products, reduce costs, downtime and/or defects and increase yields.
• May operate measurement devices and collect data to support product or process understanding.
• Trains and coach’s new development, engineering and operations personnel on equipment and processes.
• Understands equipment used in key processes and interprets data from processes to solve problems.
• Provides inputs to project plans that identify resources and accurate timelines.
• May be asked to write process, product, or equipment documentation.

Travel Requirements:
• Travel up to 25%. Periods of time may exceed to meet project requirements.

Hours of work/work schedule/flex-time:
• Monday - Friday (40 hours) + overtime when necessary
• Hours will typically be 8AM – 5PM, but off-shift work hours may be required.

• Associates Degree in technical/science field.
• 3+ years of experience in technician roles.
• Mechanical process aptitude and design/fabrication experience.
• Experience with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)

• Bachelor’s Degree preferred
• Experience with PI Process book/PI Historian
• Knowledge and capability to run fiber making and fiber processing process and support equipment such as FTIR benches, microscopes, coating/ink purge and mixing equipment, optical fiber measurement benches, screeners, and coloring machines.

Competencies: People:
• Listening & informing
• Patience & persistence
• Attention to detail
• Networking skills
• Independence
• Open to change (task, responsibility, project, etc.) as needs arise.

• Action oriented
• Change agent
• Time management

• Technical Curiosity
• Safety, Health and Environmental Compliance
• Computer Literacy
• Process/Product Knowledge
• Optical Fiber Measurement Expertise (preferred)
• Analytical techniques such as FTIR, microscopy (compound and SEM), HPLC, Gas Chromatography and other instruments used in analytical chemistry
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.

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