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Operations Technician - Machine Shop - Fairport, NY

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Date: Jun 15, 2021

Location: Fairport, NY, US, 14450

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 46318


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: Precision Grinder Technician

Department: Mechanical Fabrication


General Duties:

  • Work from detailed drawings, sketches or verbal description to grind parts.
  • Interaction and collaboration with engineering.
  • Interfaces with plant systems (e.g., document control, manufacturing execution system, etc.).
  • Maintain schedules and records as reqd.


Desired Skills/Experience:

  • Working in gage level tolerances.
  • Experience with mechanics used in optical applications.
  • Use of Metrology equipment, electronic indicators, interferometers.
  • Responsible for housekeeping and autonomous maintenance.
  • Actively engages with continuous improvement and cost reduction programs.
  • Engage and contribute at manufacturing process meetings.
  • 10 years related experience.


Required Skills/Experience:

  • Use of Kellenberger or similar cylindrical grinding equipment.
  • Strong Math Skills.
  • Outstanding communication skills.
  • Willing to learn and operate other grinding equipment.


Hours of Work:

  • B Shift (2:00 - 10:30PM) with overtime as needed and required.



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


This position does not support immigration sponsorship. 


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


Are you ready to start an exciting career with Corning, Inc.?  Apply today!


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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