Instrument Electrician

Date: Nov 20, 2023

Location: Canton, NY, US, 13617

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 61410


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.


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Performs construction, installation, maintenance and repairs of all plant electrical facilities, power lines, power distribution panels, HVAC equipment, all measuring, recording, and controlling instruments, and all electronic devices.
  • Responsible for other equipment such as temperature controllers and recorders, pneumatic gas controls, draft controls, relays, voltage jacks, brushes, rectifiers, moisture controls, level controls, time checks, pyrometers, frauenthal controls, pressure transmitters
  • Installs all the components needed for these systems such as tubing, wiring, sensors, etc.
  • Work from detailed drawings, wiring diagrams and schematics.
  • Cuts openings as needed to install conduit.
  • Attaches leads to terminals.
  • Wires circuits, balances loads, installs and checks a wide variety of equipment.
  • Runs power lines as directed.
  • Diagnoses faulty operation of electrical services/equipment.
  • Identifies needs to solve problems.
  • Performs repairs, possesses wide knowledge of mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic and HVAC equipment to solve interrelated problems.
  • Performs work on energized lines, circuit breakers, relays, transformers carrying up to 440 volts.
  • Moves and removes wiring in safety with motor starters, removes and replaces fuses, adjusts calibration screws on substation breakers, removes and reinstalls breakers in panel.
  • Makes hot cut-over as needed.
  • Calibrated and adjusts equipment against specified standards.
  • Inspects equipment for proper operation.
  • Detects sources of difficulty, determining repairs necessary.
  • In conjunction with any of the above, may transport materials, supplies, and tools to work location using hand truck or forklift.
  • Responsible for part time direction of Building & Grounds Keeper, and/or Instrument Electrician Apprentice.
  • Utilizes computer programs to enter labor and work order information.
  • Fill out necessary production or repair records.
  • Can transport parts or equipment components removed from warehoused equipment to the plant as long as the item can be hand carried, not loaded by a fork truck.



  • High School or GED equivalent
  • All applicants must be a qualified journeyman electrician.


US Citizenship required

In order to comply with Corning’s government contract requirements at this location, if you receive an offer of employment for this position, you will need to provide documentation of your U.S. citizen status.


This position does not support immigration sponsorship.


The starting pay for this position is ​$34.42 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