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Crucible Melting Technician

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Date: Dec 25, 2021

Location: Corning, NY, US, 14831

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 48793


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.


The individual in this position will function as part of a high-performance glass melting team. The team is responsible for planning and executing numerous crucible melts supporting Glass Research, Glass Development, and Manufacturing. This position requires loading, unloading, and forming hot glass in a high heat environment using a variety of methods and techniques. This position entails daily interactions with internal service groups and internal customers. The individual must be customer oriented. Some project and cross departmental work is expected if time permits. Position requires training and demonstrating proficiency in safe work practices in cleaning precious metal with hydrofluoric acid on a limited basis.


Day to Day Responsibilities:

• Loading, unloading, forming of 5, 10, 20 pound crucible melts

• Process evaluation and support

• Furnace Maintenance

• Equipment maintenance/troubleshooting/repair

• Customer interaction with Glass Scientists

• Scheduling and multi-tasking

• Tour demonstrations for VIP, executive, and internal/external customers

• Managing melting consumable inventories

• Other project work when time permits

• Conceives/builds custom experimental tools for researchers


Travel Requirements: None

Hours of work/work schedule/flex time: Monday – Friday, 5am-1:30pm, flex time available depending on workload


Educational & Experience Requirements:

Associates Degree in Mechanical, Chemical, Electrical or Materials, and/or 5+ years of relevant technical experience. Experience in glass melting/forming/engineering a plus.


Required Skills:

• Hot work experience (>1600°C)

• Strong interpersonal skills – effective at interacting and communicating

• Proven problem-solving skills

• Team player

• Professional demeanor

• Flexible; Ability to multitask and set and adjust to changing priorities

• Conflict resolution

• Self-starter, ability to work with minimal supervision

• Strong attention to detail

• Positive attitude

• Stays calm under pressure or adversity

• Strong work ethic

• Possess a high degree of ownership

• Comfortable with MS Office Applications


Desired Skills:

• Experience working with hydrofluoric acid

• Fabrication and welding experience a plus

• Experience using RTS


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.

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