Precision Grind Machinist -2nd

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Date: May 29, 2023

Location: Glendale, AZ, US, 85301

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 59900


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.


General Duties:

  • Operate precision grinding equipment working from detailed drawings or blueprints to grind parts to high quality finish specs.
  • Perform quality inspection of parts throughout the manufacturing process using precision measuring tools such as a laser ruler, micrometer, and electronic indicator.
  • Perform basic troubleshooting and basic maintenance on grinding equipment.
  • Maintain work chucks and fixtures in a burr free condition and dress wheels as needed.
  • Clean and re-supply operating materials (i.e., oil, hoses, belts, changing coolant, and filters as needed) and clean machines and work area on a daily basis.
  • Maintain safety and quality standards using acceptable housekeeping practices on equipment and work area.
  • Interaction and collaboration with engineering.
  • Interfaces with plant systems (e.g., document control, manufacturing execution system, etc.).
  • Maintain schedules and records as required.


Required Skills/Experience:

  • Strong Math Skills.
  • Outstanding communication skills.
  • Conscientious and detailed oriented
  • Safety oriented
  • Willing to learn and operate other grinding equipment.


Desired Skills/Experience:

  • Use of cylindrical or rotary grinding equipment.
  • Working in gage level tolerances.
  • Experience with mechanics used in optical applications.
  • Use of Metrology equipment, electronic indicators, interferometers.
  • Responsible for housekeeping and autonomous maintenance.
  • Actively engages with continuous improvement and cost reduction programs.
  • Engage and contribute at manufacturing process meetings.
  • Technical curiosity
  • 6+ months of machining experience preferred


Hours of Work:

  • 2nd Shift (3:30PM - 12:00AM) with overtime as needed and required.



  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Certified tooling machinist or completion of apprenticeship program


This position does not support immigration sponsorship.



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. Please contact us to request accommodation.

Nearest Major Market: Phoenix