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Precision Grind Machinist

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Date: Jun 24, 2022

Location: Glendale, AZ, US, 85301

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 54240


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.

The purpose of this position is:

  • Operate precision grinding equipment to sharpen and manufacture cutting tools to high quality finish blueprint specs.
  • Fabricate simple fixtures, tooling and general machining to assist and support various production departments by using hand tools, precision measuring tools and perform basic set-ups on machine shop equipment and precision metal cutting equipment.
  • Perform quality inspection of tooling throughout the manufacture 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.
  • Sharpen basic tools to match blueprint specs with some assistance using fixed gauges, micrometers, calipers, optical comparators, and surface gauges and make low complexity tooling from a tool blank as required.
  • Select proper wheel and work holding fixtures to use in the tool production process.
  • Perform basic set-ups, align, and operate manual surface grinders, cutter grinders and O.D. grinders, as well as any related equipment to perform low complexity tooling operations.
  • Perform basic troubleshooting and basic maintenance on grinding equipment.
  • 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) and clean machines and work area on a daily basis.
  • Maintain safety and quality standards using acceptable housekeeping practices on equipment and work area.
  • The above description covers the most significant duties performed but does not exclude other occasional work assignments not mentioned.


Working Conditions:

  • Frequent light lifting effort in a variety of duties throughout the grinding process.
  • Some exposure to elements of dirt, dust, odors, noise, and wetness.



  • Certified tooling machinist or completion of apprenticeship program - General education degree



  • 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