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Optical Metrology Engineer - Fairport, NY

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Date: Jul 24, 2022

Location: Fairport, NY, US, 14450

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 51049


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.

The Specialty Materials segment manufactures products that provide more than 150 material formulations for glass, glass ceramics and fluoride crystals to meet demand for unique customer needs. Consequently, this segment operates in a wide variety of commercial and industrial markets that include display optics and components, semiconductor optics components, aerospace and defense, astronomy, ophthalmic products, telecommunications components and cover glass that is optimized for portable display devices.

Scope of Position:

  • Devise comprehensive test methods to measure, analyze and optimize complex lens assemblies and optical modules.

Day to Day Responsibilities:

  • Work within multi-disciplined project teams that analyze, engineer & build lens systems from conception to completion.
  • Design optical test methods to align and qualify complex optical systems for imaging, non-imaging and metrology systems.
  • Collaborate with software, electrical and mechanical engineers to design and integrate fully functional metrology equipment/test benches.
  • Create and document metrology methods and procedures for transfer to manufacturing.
  • Train manufacturing personnel to complete measurement and optimization tasks.

Required Education & Experience:

  • We require a B.S. in Optics, Physics, Mechanical or Electrical Engineering is desired, M.S. a plus.
  • We are seeking 2-5 years in designing or testing precision optical systems. Experience in UV a plus, as is industrial experience in semiconductor fabrication and/or inspection.
  • Ability to function on a product development team of multi-disciplinary engineers.
  • Understanding of geometrical optics and optical test methods. (interferometry, wavefront sensing, aerial image analysis, radiometry, polarization/polarimetry, etc)
  • Experience with autocollimation / alignment telescopes, optical and mechanical alignment techniques, precision spindles and goniometers electro-optics, precision mechanics.
  • Familiarity with complex lasers (solid state, frequency doubling and sum frequency generation, excimer, IR amplifier, etc) and their alignment is a plus, as is familiarity with the safe use of lasers.
  • Familiarity with optical modeling software (lens design, image analysis & interferometry), cameras and detectors, image analysis software.
  • Proficiency in Excel is required. Matlab, and other analytical software applications is desired.
  • Strong laboratory skills working in a clean room environment.
  • Solid presentation and technical writing skills to enable communication within the program team and with internal and external customers

Travel Requirements:

  • 10%, domestic & international. Typical travel includes training, networking opportunities, customer visits, conferences, tradeshows, and benchmarking activities as required.

Hours of work:

  • Typical work hours, M-F, 8am-5pm. Extra and off hours may be required during times of heightened project activity in order to meet deadlines.


Required to sign a covenant not to compete.


Corning offers a competitive salary, pension, and family medical leave.


Are you ready to start an exciting career with Corning, Inc.? Apply today!


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