General Trades Worker

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Date: Nov 21, 2023

Location: Canton, NY, US, 13617

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 60931


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.


Purpose of Role:

  • Performs maintenance, installation, construction, remodeling, major overhauls, and repairs to all types of plant facilities and equipment.
  • Maintains production machinery and equipment requiring the use of trades and mechanics tools such as: Drill press, grinder, welder, saws, pipe threader, cutting torch, belter, shear, bending brake, forklift truck, hand tools, etc.


Demonstrates competency in the following areas:

  • Machine maintenance and repair
  • Rigging equipment and handling
  • Installation of machinery and equipment
  • Pipefitting
  • Cutting and welding
  • Sheet metal working
  • General Carpentry

Day to Day Responsibilities:

  • Performing various maintenance tasks on plant facilities and equipment.
  • Maintains satisfactory attendance, to include timeliness.
  • Responsible for understanding and following applicable quality, environmental and safety regulatory consideration.


Required Education & Experience:

  • New York State Journeyman card in applicable trade is required.
  • Minimum of 4 years’ experience is required for this position.
  • Experience in manufacturing maintenance is desired.
  • Must be willing to work off shifts (2nd and/or 3rd)


This position does not support immigration sponsorship.


The starting pay for this position is ​$33.42 hourly rate.  Compensation and benefits available for this position are dictated by the appropriate Collective Bargaining Agreement.

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

Nearest Major Market: Massena

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