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Corning Incorporated Materials Handler in Durham, North Carolina

Materials Handler

Date: Apr 9, 2024

Location: Durham, NC, US, 27712

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 61346

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.

As a leading developer, manufacturer, and global supplier of scientific laboratory products for 100 years, Corning’s Life Sciences segment collaborates with researchers seeking new approaches to increase efficiencies, reduce costs and compress timelines in the drug discovery process. Using unique expertise in the fields of materials science, surface science, optics, biochemistry and biology, the segment provides innovative solutions that improve productivity and enable breakthrough discoveries.

The purpose of this position is:

  • Loads/unloads product pallets for sterilization in strict compliance with the established irradiator operational product shift plan.

  • Places product dosimetry in accordance with current validated SOP.

  • Arranges and maintains sterilization queue based on availability of finished goods to sterilization.

  • Monitors recycling system streams, minimizes interference of recycling waste on production flow.

This position includes significant duties such as:

  • Transfers all non-sterile product to product pallet loader by forklift to be irradiated per applicable loading diagram.

  • Inspects, places, and documents product dosimeters throughout lot.

  • Safely conducts operation of irradiator, internal and external conveyors, equipment, and irradiator support auxiliary system equipment.

  • Follows procedure for counting and recording the number of cases loaded and unloaded.

  • Diagnoses and corrects equipment malfunction and completes the timely repair to ensure minimum downtime.

  • Assists the Irradiator Operator in conducting routine safety and operational checks on the sterilizer and facility.

  • Maintains cleanliness of Irradiator Operations area.

  • Responsible for product/lot segregation in Pre and Post Sterile staging areas.

  • Performs preventive maintenance on equipment and totes.

  • Works under direction of Shift Irradiator Operator.

  • Performs special projects in the Irradiator Operations Department or other departments as required.

  • Maintains compliance with established government and company safety regulations, environmental and emergency procedures and Quality System Requirements.

  • Observes all safety and environmental procedures and Quality System Requirements.

Working Conditions:

  • Frequently lifts and/or moves materials up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lifts and/or moves materials up to 65 pounds.

  • Exposure to fumes and high frequency noise in manufacturing areas when working in production and warehouse areas.

  • Exposure to industrial machinery, moving parts, electrical and other energy sources. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) required including, but not limited to, gloves, eye protection, safety shoes, etc.


  • High school diploma or GED required.


  • 6 – 12 months experience within a manufacturing/ warehouse environment

This position does not support immigration sponsorship

The range for this position is ​$19.25 hourly rate - $22.50 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 ourand 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 accommodations@corning.com.

Nearest Major Market: Durham

Nearest Secondary Market: Raleigh