Precision Grinding Machinist

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Date: Jul 20, 2024

Location: Fairport, NY, US, 14450

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 63431


Corning is vital to progress – in the industries we help shape and in the world we share.


We invent life-changing technologies using materials science. Our scientific and manufacturing expertise, boundless curiosity, and commitment to purposeful invention place us at the center of the way the world interacts, works, learns, and lives.


Our sustained investment in research, development, and invention means we’re always ready to solve the toughest challenges alongside our customers. 

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.


General Duties:

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


Desired Skills/Experience:

  • Working in gage level to submicron tolerances.
  • Experience with mechanics used in optical applications.
  • Use of cylindrical grinding equipment.
  • Use of rotary grinding equipment.
  • Use of manual lathes
  • 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.


Required Skills/Experience:

  • Strong Math Skills.
  • Outstanding communication skills.
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Exceptional discipline to procedural requirements
  • Willing to learn and operate other equipment within department.
  • Ability to work independently and with others.
  • 5+ years related experience in precision machining operations.


Hours of Work:

  • B Shift (14:00PM – 10:30PM) with overtime as needed and required.



  • High School Diploma Required
  • AS degree (or equivalent experience) in optics or another technical field is preferred.


This position does not support immigration sponsorship.   

The range for this position is ​$24.00 hourly rate - $29.00 hourly rate.  Starting pay for the successful applicant is dependent on a variety of job-related factors, including but not limited to geographic location, market demands, experience, training, and education. The benefits available for this position include medical, dental, vision, 401(k) plan, pension plan, life insurance coverage, disability benefits, and PTO.

Corning Puts YOU First! 

We are committed to supporting your health, financial, career development, and life goals as you grow professionally and personally to achieve your highest potential. All benefits begin as soon as you start your career at Corning. 

  • Our monetary peer-to-peer recognition program is tied to our Values and celebrates you and your colleagues’ contributions. 
  • Health and well-being benefits include medical, dental, vision, paid parental leave, mental health/substance use, fitness, and disease management programs.  
  • Financial benefits include a 401(k) savings plan with company matching contributions and a 100% company-paid pension benefit that grows steadily throughout your career. 
  • Companywide bonus and attractive short- and long-term compensation programs are available based on your role and responsibilities.   
  • Professional development programs help you grow and achieve your career goals.


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. To request an accommodation, please contact us at

Nearest Major Market: Rochester

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