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Working Here 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.


Why Join Corning

Career Development We encourage you to grow personally and professionally by exposing you to diverse opportunities across our business backed by structured training and development programs. We provide everything you need to build confidence, experience and your profile in our organization. Collaborative Culture Our culture thrives on collaboration. We have a long tradition of teamwork, with seasoned and experienced team members eager to help newer generations of employees as they look for new ways to contribute. Employee Well-being We go to great efforts to provide a safe and healthy workplace for all our employees, and we constantly monitor the results on a worldwide basis. We have many programs to support employees as they seek to improve their work-life balance and maintain a safe and healthy lifestyle. Innovative Spirit The architects of some truly inspirational advances in the past, our innovative approach continues beyond our products. It flows through an open and honest culture that encourages everyone to share insights and opinions, pushing the boundaries of possibilities.


Our Expertise Corning Business Segments Through Corning’s scientific and problem-solving capabilities, we provide customers with superior material solutions to enable their success. Corning has a proven track record of being first to market with cost-effective innovations across all of our business segments. Display Technologies Glass substrates that enable the thin, high-resolution, multi-function displays consumers demand Optical Communications Innovative optical connectivity solutions that deliver high-quality broadband capabilities Life Sciences A comprehensive line of glass and plastic labware, as well as label-free technology, media, and reagents for cell culture, genomics, and bioprocessing applications used during drug discovery Specialty Materials Cover glass for consumer electronics to advanced optics for high-technology industries Environmental Technologies Emissions-control products for the world’s major manufacturers of gasoline and diesel-powered engines and vehicles


Welcome to North Carolina The Optical Communications division of Corning, is based in Hickory, North Carolina, a state renowned for offering all of the advantages of city living and proximity to the great outdoors. Hickory is part of the Greater Charlotte metropolitan area, an easy one-hour commute to the nearby cities of Asheville and Winston-Salem. The 40,000 residents of Hickory enjoy a moderate four-season climate and an abundance of recreational and cultural activities. The vibrant downtown area is home to restaurants, shops, historic sites, museums, community theatres, and boasts its own orchestra, the Western Piedmont Symphony Orchestra. The city is dotted with golf courses, parks and trails, and is just a daytrip away from Pisgah National Forest, the Appalachian Trail, and Great Smoky Mountain National Park.

Live and play in nearby Charlotte

Charlotte, NC is just a one-hour drive from Hickory, so if big-city living is your style, you’ll feel right at home. Charlotte is the 17th-largest city in the United States, and you’ll find just about any kind of arts, culture or entertainment activity you can imagine.


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Live locally, work globally. (Hickory, NC)