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Operations Technician - Optical Fabrication - Fairport, NY

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Date: May 29, 2021

Location: Fairport, NY, US, 14450

Company: Corning

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Job Title: Conventional Polish

Department: Optical Fabrication


Day to Day Responsibilities:

We seek a highly motivated, skilled & innovative individual with a passion for optics and a desire to learn. 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:

  • Perform manufacturing tasks and activities, as trained, and in compliance with work instructions
  • Conventional polishing using pitch laps, working to 1/10 wave tolerances
  • Use of test plates, interferometers and optical inspection tools to ensure quality of workmanship
  • Ability to read drawings
  • 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.)
  • Complete production logistics by moving / transacting materials and information through the computer-based production system
  • 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
  • Hand/eye coordination / manual dexterity / attention to detail


Hours of Work:

  • B Shift (2:00 – 10:30PM)



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


Working Conditions:

  • Temperature controlled environments. May require working in a clean room
  • Safety glasses and safety shoes required
  • Able to lift up to 15 pounds
  • Willingness to work overtime


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!


Pay Grade: Grade 05 

Employee Referral Amount: $0.00

Nearest Major Market: Rochester