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Tool & Die Maker II

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Date: Jun 22, 2022

Location: Hickory, NC, US, 28601

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 54931


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.

Purpose of New Position: To produce the required part(s) from the recommended materials with the requirements of specified drawings in a timely manner. To meet the customer requirements whether internal or external every time.


Major Responsibilities: This position includes significant duties such as:

  • The intermediate level machinist must have excellent manual and CNC skills with the ability to use Algebra, Trigonometry, and Advanced Geometry.
  • Be able to effectively read and understand part drawings, setup and program a Fadal CNC milling machine from the machine’s control panel, flat grind, setup and operate EDM Drilling equipment, manual mill, manual lathe, horizontal band saw, beginning design of machined jaws and minor fixtures, and become a backfill for shipping/receiving.
  • Possess programming capability of CNC’s and G&M-Code.
  • Understand how to use the Machinery’s Handbook to find speeds and feeds and dimensions for threads as well as any other necessary machining operation.
  • Have the ability to set up sine plates for complex angle setups.
  • Understand how to properly setup parts for machining to make them in a timely and effective manner.
  • Understand how material moves when machined and be able to compensate for it with sound machining practices to make parts as specified on prints.
  • Perform close tolerance quality work in highly difficult and diversified conditions.
  • Ability to use and properly maintain manual measuring equipment to maintain tolerances listed.
  • Have intermediate knowledge of geometric dimensioning and tolerances.
  • Maintain machining equipment and service it in accordance to the appropriate service manual.
  • Assist Engineering in the design and materials specifications to improve the efficiency and productivity of the parts being produced.
  • Able to utilize a computer to look at part drawings, complete Shipping/Receiving transactions, review order specifications, and submit iKaizens.


Working Conditions: Difficult working conditions at times with metal chips, oil, coolant, oil mist and noises. Ability to lift up to 40 lbs to load machines.


Education Requirements: Two year associates degree in Machining or diploma/certificate from an accepted and approved technical institution or successful completion of an approved apprenticeship program or equivalent experience.


Experience Requirements: 3-5 years experience preferred.


Schedule: Monday - Friday


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: Hickory