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LO Polishing - Fairport, NY

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Date: Sep 20, 2021

Location: Fairport, NY, US, 14450

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 50004


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 Title: LO Polishing

Department: Laser Optics


*Non Exempt Position*

*PPE: Steel toe shoes (not reimbursed)

*Candidates must be compliant with DOD/ITAR requirements

*PPE - Candidate must provide safety shoes at own expense (overshoes will be provided if

candidate does not have own safety shoes). Standard safety glasses will be provided (non-prescription).


Shift: B shift position - hrs. are 2pm to 10:30pm (Training on day shift 6:00am – 2:30pm)


Job requirements include but are not limited to:

  • Manufacturing tasks in compliance with work instructions
  • Fabrication of optical components
  • Ability to read drawings
  • Inspecting / Testing optics and optical systems
  • Performing calculations, quality tests, inspection on optical components
  • Interact effectively in a team environment
  • Possess exceptional fine motor skills
  • Strong work ethic
  • Possess basic math skills
  • Technical curiosity and competence
  • Have good computer skills
  • Hand/eye coordination / manual dexterity / attention to detail
  • Ability to multitask and focus on multiple objectives at a time
  • PC skills and ability to operate electronic equipment


Education Requirements:

  • An AS degree or equivalent experience in optics or another technical field is preferred


Required Skills/Experience

  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Exceptional fine motor skills and attention to detail
  • 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:

  • Temperature controlled environments.  May require working in a clean room.
  • 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.


This position does not support immigration sponsorship


 Corning offers a competitive salary, vacation, pension, and family medical leave.


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.

Nearest Major Market: Rochester