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Tool Maker III

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Date: Apr 12, 2019

Location: Glendale, AZ, US, 855301

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 35464


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:

  • Plan, design and fabricate fixtures, complex tooling and general machining to assist and support various production departments by planning layout work and sequence of operations utilizing hand tools, precision measuring tools and perform set-ups on machine shop equipment and precision metal cutting equipment.

This position includes significant duties such as:

  • Plan, design and fabricate complex fixtures, gages and jigs without assistance and minimal supervision to improve quality and efficiency to support various production areas.
  • Read and interpret complex blueprints, drawings and schematics.
  • Utilize various precision measuring instruments and techniques to measure work pieces.
  • Provide and adapt various complex tooling and fixtures to complete machining assignments for various production and support areas.
  • Assemble tool components as required by all production areas and machines and/or assembles low volume production run items.
  • Set up and operate grinders, mills, lathes, and drill presses for various components and machine parts.
  • Record labor hours and assignments on log.
  • Perform welding of various types of material and perform and understand heat treat of various tool steels.
  • Maintain equipment; clean and lubricated.
  • Diagnose, troubleshoot and problem solve or revise the original designs of complex and intricate types of jigs, fixtures and machines and tooling problems as required.
  • Communicate and interface with various departments on ideas, proposals for design changes, and process improvements.
  • Maintain safety and quality standards using acceptable house keeping practices on equipment and work area.

Working Conditions:

  • Rare average effort in lifting of materials and equipment.
  • Good working conditions.
  • Some exposure to elements of oils and grinding dust, none disagreeable.


  • 4 year Technical College or University Education or equivalent


  • 3-5 years 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.