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AWJ / CNC Technician

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Date: Jul 3, 2022

Location: Canton, NY, US, 13617

Company: Corning

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 segments 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.


This is a unique opportunity for a mechanical/manufacturing engineer in the area of advanced optical materials and products.

The position requires a self-motivated individual with precision machining experience to oversee and assist in the development and manufacture of low volume, high precision glass optics. T

he successful candidate must have a professional work ethic, strong hands-on design and machining skills, and a desire to work in a small team environment.


Scope of Position:

  • Provide process and technical support for AWJ / CNC machining manufacturing operations for the purpose of supporting production.
  • Generate 2D and 3D models with Mastercam from customer and local drawings
  • Generate 5 Axis Operations and Post Toolpaths with Mastercam
  • Develop Set Up Strategies for Machining Operations
  • Develop and support standard operating procedures, documentation, & audits for manufacturing operations processes that will comply with ISO-based practices.
  • Develop Experimental Plans/Reports as required to support process improvement and product development.
  • Continually drive for quality/efficiency improvements in production operations.
  • Troubleshoot quality issues to determine root cause and implement solutions.
  • Monitoring and maintaining supplies and equipment; communicating with equipment manufacturers and suppliers; overseeing maintenance needs and equipment repair.
  • Support quotes of AWJ / CNC machining operations to customers
  • Maintaining a clean, organized, and safe work environment.
  • Off-shift position with potential for rotational work.


Skills / Qualifications:

  • Degree in Mechanical or Manufacturing Engineering
  • Strong computer skills; Proficiency in SolidWorks, CAM, and g-code programming.
  • Hands-on experience setting up, operating, and maintaining CNC equipment.
  • A teamwork mindset - ability to work/interact with a variety of personnel and backgrounds
  • Good judgment - ability to prioritize properly, work independently and efficiently, and to multitask in a fast-paced team environment
  • Thoroughness in executing assigned tasks; attention to detail and willingness to learn.
  • Excellent observation and data recording skills with understanding of equipment, testing, and experimental procedures.
  •  Good interpersonal, organizational, problem solving, and communication skills.


Highly Desirable:

  • Ability to develop, load, and run CNC programs to perform grinding operations
  • CNC Programming with Mastercam X9
  • Operational knowledge of CNC finishing and AWJ processes
  • Experience in optical fabrication or ceramics machining.



  • 4-year Engineering Degree


  • 0-3 years engineering experience


  • We anticipate less than 10% travel for this role
  • Required to sign 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!

This position does not support immigration sponsorship.
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