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CSM Optical Technician

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Date: Feb 3, 2021

Location: Corning, NY, US, 14831

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 43524


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.

At Corning, our growth is fueled by a commitment to innovation. We succeed through sustained investment in research & development, a unique combination of material and process innovation, and close collaboration with customers to solve tough technology challenges. We are a four-time National Medal of Technology winner thanks to our technology leadership and R&D environment, which attract and enable the best scientific minds in the world. This pipeline of talent has brought life-changing innovation to your fingertips for more than 160 years.


Scope of Position (i.e. projects involved with and role within group):

This position is the primary technician responsible for the CSM Gorilla Glass Optical Metrology Lab. This lab not only supports Gorilla Glass programs, but also is deeply involved in other programs in Corning. In this role, you will assist in setup, start-up, and evaluation of new measurement tools. You will also have lab management responsibilities and implement/maintain 5S safety in the lab. The position requires strong technical curiosity and problem-solving skills related to both off-the-shelf and internally developed measurement process equipment and materials, a desire for technical leadership, and a process and safety mindset.


Day to Day Responsibilities:

  • Ongoing daily measurements in the lab, conducted on a variety of equipment, and documentation of results
  • Provide rigorous controls and troubleshooting to establish and maintain high-quality measurements, perform bench performance evaluations such as GR&Rs and round robins, and maintaining ongoing run charts
  • Coordination, logistics, and documentation of multi-step experiments
  • Develop and manage documentation and SOPs in support of new measurement system developments
  • Individual and team interactions on safety, maintenance, and project objectives
  • Interaction with other corporate laboratories when additional capabilities are required


Travel Requirements (please note if international):

  • Minimal, but occasional domestic and/or international travel is possible


Hours of work/work schedule/flex-time:

  • 40 hrs./wk.; standard business hours with some flexibility


Education and Experience (minimum required for consideration)

  • Associates in optical, mechanical, electrical, or related
  • Three or more years of experience with optics, opto-electronics and/or metrology responsibilities


Required Skills

  • Hands-on experience with operating, maintaining, and debugging complex metrology, optical, or mechanical equipment
  • Careful attention to detail
  • Organization and tracking of complex experiments and sample processing
  • Perform data analysis and provide clear, concise summaries
  • Works independently
  • Ability to work with a complex, changing set of requirements
  • Good documentation skills and experience with Excel and Word
  • Lab safety procedures and practice
  • Ability to work with a diverse, fast-moving team
  • Experience in Excel for graphical presentation and data analysis


Desired Skills

  • Experience with optical or opto-electronic devices
  • Experience with SolidWorks and/or MATLAB
  • Good oral communications
  • Database utilization
  • Capable of designing fixtures and experimental equipment


Soft Skills (Communication/Team/Leadership)

  • Dedication to business objectives
  • Aptitude for success in a dynamic, rapidly changing 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, or 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: Corning