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Tool Grinder - Glendale, AZ

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Date: Jan 12, 2021

Location: Glendale, AZ, US, 85301

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 41305


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.

Our Optical Communications segment has recently evolved from being a manufacturer of optical fiber and cable, hardware and equipment to being a comprehensive provider of industry-leading optical solutions across the broader communications industry.This segment is classified into two main product groupings – carrier network and enterprise network. The carrier network product group consists primarily of products and solutions for optical-based communications infrastructure for services such as video, data and voice communications. The enterprise network product group consists primarily of optical-based communication networks sold to businesses, governments and individuals for their own use.

The purpose of this position is:

  • Operate precision grinding equipment to sharpen and manufacture cutting tools to high quality finish blueprint specs.
  • Perform quality inspection of tooling throughout the manufacturing and sharpening process.

This position includes significant duties such as:

  • Receive tooling from the Storeroom and check the status of paperwork, priority level and tooling condition.
  • Check dimensions, angles and tooling condition etc.
  • Sharpen low complexity tooling to match blueprint specs without assistance using fixed gauges, micrometers, calipers, optical comparators, and surface gauges.
  • Perform basic set ups and operate all manual grinders as well as to silver solder blanks with the use of judgment.
  • Set up, align, and operate surface and cutter grinders, as well as any related equipment to perform low complexity tooling operations.
  • Make low complexity tooling from a tool blank as required without assistance.
  • Select proper wheel and work holding fixtures to use in the tool grinding process.
  • Complete tool grinding operations with the use of complicated drawings, specifications, precision measuring instruments, and trigonometry and geometry principles.
  • Complete all process paperwork and production log book at each machine after every grinding task is complete.
  • Perform basic troubleshooting and daily machine maintenance on grinding equipment and clean machines daily.
  • Maintain work chucks and fixtures in a burr free condition.
  • Clean and re-supply operating materials. (i.e. oil, hoses, belts, changing coolant, and filters as needed).
  • Maintain safety and quality standards using acceptable house keeping practices on equipment and work area.

Working Conditions:

  • Frequent light effort in a variety of duties throughout the grinding process.
  • Good working conditions.
  • Some exposure to elements of dust, noise, fumes, and heat, none disagreeable.


  • High School or General Education Diploma


  • 1 year experience

We prohibit discrimination on the basis of  race, color, gender, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, or 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