Manufacturing Associate I - 2nd

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Date: Jul 9, 2024

Location: Glendale, AZ, US, 85301

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 63619


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.

The purpose of this position:

  • This is an entry-level position responsible for learning and executing production processes to manufacture small parts of low to medium complexity using a variety of tools including tweezers, microscopes, and hand presses.
  • Processes to learn include assembly, reading routers, work instructions and drawings.


Significant duties such as:         

  • Work in a team environment to optimize output of quality product, assist others as necessary and promote safety awareness
  • Learn to perform and become proficient with area operations for low to medium complexity products using a microscope and various small bench top tools
  • Learn to perform routine maintenance on needed equipment
  • Be able to identify parts and possess good manual dexterity to produce parts to required quality and quantity
  • Must be able to read and understand blueprints, part identification, and record data in accordance with router, work instructions, and drawing instructions
  • Perform inspection to identify good product from bad product and take appropriate corrective actions
  • Associates are expected to know performance metrics and work toward targeted objectives
  • Associates should proactively report any part, process, or equipment issues as soon as they become aware
  • The above description covers the most significant duties performed but does not exclude other occasional work assignments not mentioned


Working Conditions:

  • Working at a table with small parts, tools, and a microscope for the duration of the shift


Education/ Experience: 

  • High School or General Education Diploma
  • No experience required


This position does not support immigration sponsorship.  

The range for this position is ​$20.00 hourly rate - $23.50 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: Phoenix

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