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CNC Optical Generating & Polishing Technician

Date: May 27, 2019

Location: Fairport, NY, US, 14450

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 36335


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.

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.

Job Description:

  • We seek a highly motivated, skilled & innovative individual with a passion for optics and a desire to learn. The job responsibilities and skills for this position will vary and could range from fabricating optical, inspecting and/or testing optics. Individuals applying for this position must be team oriented and able to work collaboratively with others. They must have a drive for continuous improvement, and they must be flexible and willing to learn new things.

General Duties:

  • Duties may include, but are not limited to:
    • Perform manufacturing tasks and activities, as trained, and in compliance with work instructions.
    • Complete production logistics by moving / transacting materials and information through the computer based production system.
    • Sets-up and operate production equipment. CNC machining of optical components using LOH and Opti-pro machine, testing using test plates and interferometers.
    • Monitor processes; includes recording and charting data.
    • Perform calculations, quality tests, measurements, and inspections.
    • Clean and prepare material and parts.
    • Interface with plant systems (e.g. document control system, manufacturing execution system, optical testing software, etc.).
    • Responsible for housekeeping and autonomous maintenance of work area and equipment.

Required Skills/Experience: 

  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Exceptional fine motor skills and attention to detail
  • Strong PC skills and ability to operate electronic equipment
  • Superior technical and diagnostic skills
  • Able to work in a team environment
  • Actively engage in continuous improvement and cost reduction programs
  • Dedicated to the job. Willing to work off hours to ensure product is completed on schedule

Working Conditions:

  • Work environment is temperature controlled.
  • Safety glasses and safety shoes are required.
  • May have to lift or moves materials up to 5 pounds frequently.
  • Occasionally lifts or moves materials up to 15 pounds.
  • Rarely lifts or moves materials in excess of 15 pounds.
  • May require working in a cleanroom.

Education: An AS degree (or equivalent experience) in optics or other technical field is preferred.

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.

Nearest Major Market: Rochester