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Process Technician

Date: Aug 13, 2019

Location: Corning, NY, US, 14830

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 36665


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.

Corning’s Environmental Technologies segment manufactures ceramic substrates and filter products for emissions control in mobile and stationary applications around the world.

Day to Day Responsibilities:

  • For development and experiments - set up, adjust, and operate all of the basic machine tools, a variety of CNC machines including multi-axis Milling machines (specifically 5 axis), and many specialized or advanced tools in order to perform precision machining operations.
  • Align and secure holding fixtures, cutting tools, attachments, accessories, and materials onto machines.
  • Set up and operate complex milling jobs for development and experiments with minimal supervision ensuring part conforms to specifications and requirements to support development.
  • Set machine coordinates or index points per CNC documents, including cutter offset/compensations, tool heights and probes, using controller keyboard, dial indicator or digital readout, height blocks, shims and edge finders.
  • Support projects from planning and fabrication through assembly, inspection, and testing, using knowledge of machine functions, metal properties and mathematics. Design fixtures, tooling, and experimental parts to meet special engineering needs. Ability to inspect work produced, including 1st pc inspection, development of inspection techniques, and inspection documents.
  • Perform in-process and completed work inspections to verify dimensions using standard measuring instruments such as micrometers, depth gages, height gages, calipers, and coordinate measuring machines.
  • Measure, examine, and test in-process using a Renishaw probe system in order to detect defects and ensure conformance to specifications during fabrication.
  • Work closely with process engineering to support execution and qualification of experiments on development machining systems.
  • Create/update documentation for release to production including machine specifications and operating procedures.
  • Support root cause analysis of system upsets.
  • Support continuous improvement process capability improvement.


Educational Requirements: AA or Certificate from an accredited institution or trade school, or completion of a certified Apprenticeship. Completion of a CNC programming course.


Required Skills:

  • Program and edit 3-axis and simultaneous 4- and 5-axis toolpath programs for CNC machines using Mastercam, in-depth G & M code knowledge, DNC, and Macro B programming
  • Knowledge of the use of variables, macros, logic and sub programs to simplify NC code and improve processes. Properly set-up, use and maintain collision avoidance features (home positions, soft limits, interference zones) to insure machine condition is protected.
  • 5+ years’ experience in a high precision manufacturing environment
  • 3+ years’ experience operating CNC multi-axis Milling machines (specifically 5 axis)
  • Experience with high speed machining methods and techniques
  • Experience using a computer and software such as CAD/CAM software, internet navigation, email, Microsoft Office and/or other specialized computer applications.
  • Experience in setting and using precision measuring tools and equipment such as coordinate measuring machines, micrometers, calipers, and/or dial indicators.
  • Proven exceptional mechanical ability and strong mathematical skills.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Strong communication skills and problem-solving ability.
  • Ability to independently learn systems and processes associated with the role


Desired Skills:

  • Experience with data analysis and visualization (i.e. Microsoft Excel or similar)
  • Statistical Process Control (SPC) and Design of Experiments (DOE) experience


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.

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