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CNC Machinist Apprentice

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Date: Mar 3, 2023

Location: Glendale, AZ, US, 85301

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 59899


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. 

As a leading developer, manufacturer, and global supplier of scientific laboratory products for 100 years, Corning’s Life Sciences segment collaborates with researchers seeking new approaches to increase efficiencies, reduce costs and compress timelines in the drug discovery process. Using unique expertise in the fields of materials science, surface science, optics, biochemistry and biology, the segment provides innovative solutions that improve productivity and enable breakthrough discoveries.


The purpose of this position:

Apprentices are responsible for learning and executing production processes to manufacture small parts. These will be parts of all levels of complexity. They will be expected to run varying types of CNC machines to produce these parts.


This is  CNC Machinist Apprentice position for 1st shift (5am starts UNLESS you are concurrently enrolled in the certification program either on your own or through Corning)

During a concurrent enrollment, Your schedule is a Monday – Thursday schedule (9am -  5pm hands on learning at plant & 6:30pm – 9:30pm class time)


Job Description

  • Work in a team environment to optimize output of quality product, assist others as necessary and promote safety awareness
  • Must be able to read and follow routers, work instructions, drawings, and other relevant documents
  • Perform machining operations for all complexities of parts
  • May be expected to train other operators as necessary
  • May include becoming proficient on multiple machine types including lathes and mills
  • Perform inspection to identify good product from bad product and take appropriate corrective action
  • Must be able to read and understand blueprints, part identification and record data in accordance with router, work instruction and drawing instructions
  • Operators are expected to know performance metrics and work toward targeted objectives
  • Operators should proactively report any part, process, or equipment issues as soon as they become aware Working Conditions: Must be able to work on one’s feet for most of the shift. Must also be able to work with small parts under a microscope.



  • GED or High school diploma Plans to enroll in school for an apprentice program within the next enrollment period offered, preferably concurrently



  • 6+ months of machining experience preferred.


This position 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, 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: Phoenix