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Optical Technician, Conventional Polishing

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Date: Apr 10, 2019

Location: Fairport, NY, US, 14450

Company: Corning

Requisition number: 34051


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.

We are seeking a highly motivated, skilled, and 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.

We will work towards continuous improvement, and they need to be flexible and eager to learn new things.


General Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • You will perform manufacturing tasks and activities, as trained, and in compliance with work instructions.
  • You will complete production logistics by moving / transacting materials and information through the computer based production system.
  • Conventional polishing using pitch laps, working to tolerance 1/20 wave. Knowledge of using test plates, interferometers, and optical inspection
  • Monitor processes; includes recording and charting data. Perform calculations, quality tests, measurements, and inspections.
  • Clean and prepare material and parts as needed.
  • Collaborate 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:

  • We required 5+ years in optical material polishing as well as crystal/spherical shaped optics experience.
    • Experience in hyper-hemisphere shapes and polishing from 8mm to 400mm in diameter
    • Experience in gray out (i.e. taking from a gray stage to a polished stage).
    • Able to produce 1/10 to 1/20 wave and use test plates and spherometers
    • Experience with Twyman Greene and Fizaeu interferometer
  • You will need good written and oral communication skills. We require extraordinary fine motor skills and attention to detail.
  • Strong PC skills and ability to operate electronic equipment. You can use your superior technical and diagnostic skills in this role.
  • We actively engage in continuous improvement and cost reduction programs. Dedicated to the job and willing to work off hours to ensure product is complete on schedule.


Working Conditions:

  • We work in a temperature controlled environment. Safety glasses and safety shoes are required and we may require working in a cleanroom.
  • You may have to lift or moves materials up to 5 pounds frequently, occasionally up to 15 pounds, rarely lifts or moves in excess of 15 pounds.



  • We require a High School Diploma or GED for this role


Soft Skills:

  • Do your colleagues consider you to be positive, open and engaging and an effective member of a dynamic team? Are you a self-starter, passionate about learning new things and have a high level of technical curiosity?
  • Are you dedicated, open to new ideas and recognized for your flexibility to change? Are you team oriented and able to work collaboratively with others?



This role 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.

Nearest Major Market: Rochester