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CNC Programmer/Machinist

Date: Apr 18, 2019

Location: Keene, NH, US, 03431

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 36724


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 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.

We have a CNC Programmer/Precision Machinist IV position available. We welcome an opportunity to speak with you in more detail about your level of skill and experience related to this position.


Our CNC Programmer/Precision Machinist IV will create set-up sheets and programs following specific procedures to produce precision parts and fixtures used in the manufacturing process.

The successful candidate must also be capable of running 3, 4 and 5 axis mills as well as lathes to extremely tight tolerances.


Major Responsibilities:              

  • Create 3, 4 and 5 axis mill and lathe programs using Mastercam software
  • Select tooling and create set-up sheets
  • Assist machinists in troubleshooting, editing programs
  • Set-up and operate CNC and manual machines from proven programs and other documentation with limited supervision
  • Follows instruction on routers and drawings and uses proper methods of producing a quality part
  • Uses standard measuring devices, CMM, surface plates to verify accuracy and quality of work
  • Complies with ISO 9001 and follows Standard Operating Procedures
  • Conducts first piece checks with QA sign off
  • Maintains work quality with minimal supervision
  • May fabricate tooling and fixtures from drawings
  • May initiate and assist in developing practical solutions with engineering on problem jobs based on knowledge and expertise
  • Set-up and operation of equipment in Machine Shop
  • Work cross functionally to define processes, tooling and fixtures
  • Learn to manufacture all fixtures from start to finish if required
  • Depending on level, may be asked to act as trainer/mentor



  • Minimum qualifications include High School Diploma or equivalent; proficiency in geometric dimensioning and tolerancing, working knowledge of Mastercam (preferably Mastercam 19) and SOLIDWORKS as well as 3-5 years of experience in a machine shop. Must be able to work and collaborate as part of a larger team.
  • Preferred qualifications include a 2-year technical degree, advance GD &T, macro programming and 5+ years working in a machine shop.  Must be able to work and collaborate as part of a larger team.

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.

Nearest Major Market: Bellows Falls
Nearest Secondary Market: Keene