Optical Polisher (Monday-Friday, 7:00am-3:30pm)

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Date: May 23, 2024

Location: Keene, NH, US, 03431

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 62878


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. 

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.


The purpose of this position is:

  • Grind, polish, and figure various optical materials to specified tolerances based on manufacturing instructions


This position includes significant duties such as:

  • Grind, polish, and figure various optical materials to specified tolerances
  • Operate machines and conduct hand operations on optical surfaces
  • Take measurements on metrology systems such as interferometers, profilometers and microscopes Cleaning, handling, and packaging of precision optical components
  • Perform calculations, quality tests, measurements, and inspections Read and interpret technical drawings and work instructions to aid in processing optical materials.
  • Assist in maintaining productivity and efficiency Comply with all environmental, health, and safety requirements Clean machinery and maintain cleanliness of the work area


Working Conditions:

  • Lifting 30 lbs. daily
  • Standing 50% of shift
  • Wearing protective gloves, glasses, and safety shoes
  • Exposure to Chemicals: Toluene, Acetone, Alcohol, and OMS Exposure to materials: Aluminum, Nickel, Zinc Sulfide, Zinc Selenide, Germanium, Indium arsenide and Silicon Polymers



  • High School diploma or equivalent Two-year technical degree preferable
  • 1 to 3 years optics or polishing experience Blueprint and technical specification knowledge
  • Ability to see and evaluate optical surfaces
  • Demonstrated computer and mathematics skills


This position does not support immigration sponsorship.  

The range for this position is ​$24.50 hourly rate - $28.75 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 our Values and 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: Bellows Falls
Nearest Secondary Market: Keene

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