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Tool Maker Machinist - Fairport, NY

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Date: Jul 30, 2022

Location: Fairport, NY, US, 14450

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 54435


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.

Tool Maker Machinist – Mechanical Fabrication


Corning Fairport needs bright, curious, technically inclined manufacturing technicians to help us expand our operations here in the Rochester area! Products manufactured at our state-of-the-art facility help make everyday computer and mobile consumer products possible by providing innovative solutions and manufacturing systems to the semiconductor industry.



  • All fulltime positions are eligible for benefits on day 1 which include:
    • Time Off: Vacation, Sick time, and 13 paid holidays
    • Retirement: 401k match and Pension Plan
    • Compensation: Competitive Base pay, Shift Differential for 2nd and 3rd shift, GoalSharing Bonus Program - targeting $2,000 per year for entry level roles! (Actual payouts will vary based on achievements of established goals)
    • Insurance: Medical, Vision, and Dental coverage options to fit your lifestyle
    • Others: Spot Recognition Program, Employee Referral Bonus Program, Shoe Allowance, and more

Purpose of Position:

  • Program, Set-Up, and Operate Ultra-Precision Diamond Turn CNC Lathe and/or CNC Mill-Lathe

Day to Day Responsibilities:

  • Produce tooling and low volume parts using drawings and models.
  • Affable, respectfully, and proactive problem solver in an optical and machining environment.
  • Constructing a low volume, with a high mix of parts and tools.
  • Interaction and collaboration with engineering and other plant personnel.
  • Perform manufacturing tasks and activities in compliance with requirements and direction.
  • Interfaces with and update plant systems (e.g., document control, manufacturing execution system, etc.).
  • Maintain schedules and records as reqd.
  • Responsible for housekeeping and autonomous maintenance.

Hours of Work:

  • Monday – Friday 1st, 2nd, or 3rd Shifts + OT
    • 1st Shift: 6:00 AM – 2:30 PM
    • 2nd Shift: 2:00 PM – 10:30 PM
    • 3rd Shift: 10:00 PM – 6:30 AM

Required Experience:

  • CNC Programming – MasterCam/Partmaker/G-Code
  • Operation Set-Up of Doosan Puma with Fanuc Controller, Diamond Turning Equipment, or similar systems
  • Ability to read, interpret, and provide feedback on engineering drawings, sketches, and notes.
  • Strong Math Skills.
  • Good written and excellent oral communication skills.
  • Willing to learn and operate other equipment.
  • 3+ Years’ experience with CNC milling and/or lathes
  • 2+ Years’ experience Diamond Turning

Preferred Experience:

  • 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.
  • NYS Licensed Machinist


  • An AS degree (or equivalent experience) in machining is preferred

Work Environment:

  • Indoor, climate-controlled work environment


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 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: Rochester