Opto-Mechanical Engineer

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Date: Jul 16, 2024

Location: Keene, NH, US, 03431

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 63606


Corning is vital to progress – in the industries we help shape and in the world we share.


We invent life-changing technologies using materials science. Our scientific and manufacturing expertise, boundless curiosity, and commitment to purposeful invention place us at the center of the way the world interacts, works, learns, and lives.


Our sustained investment in research, development, and invention means we’re always ready to solve the toughest challenges alongside our customers. 


Corning’s businesses are ever evolving to best serve our customers, industries, and consumers. Today, we accelerate and transform life sciences, mobile consumer electronics, optical communications, display, and automotive markets. We are changing the world with: 

•    Trusted products that accelerate drug discovery, development, and delivery to save lives
•    Damage-resistant cover glass to enhance the devices that keep us connected
•    Optical fiber, wireless technologies, and connectivity solutions to carry information and ideas at the speed of light
•    Precision glass for advanced displays to deliver richer experiences 
•    Auto glass and ceramics to drive cleaner, safer, and smarter transportation 


Scope of position:

Opto-Mechanical Engineer Purpose of position In this role the Opto-Mechanical Engineer will develop producible mechanical designs and documentation to meet the overall system design performance and requirements flow down. The Opto-Mechanical Engineer develops the mechanical concept, defines the parts and materials, develops the solid design model, and create the production drawings and related documentation. The Opto-Mechanical Engineer performs tolerance analysis and fundamental structural, thermal, and mechanism analyses. This engineer supports the development of prototypes to performance requirements, cost targets, and schedule. The Opto-Mechanical Engineer supports product verification by designing fixtures and by supporting the testing.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Designing mechanical parts and assemblies for optical systems subject to aerospace and defense (A&D) environments with support from optical and other engineers.
  • Support the build and test of prototypes.
  • Support the control of engineering documents.


Required Education and Skills:

  • Bachelor of Science (BS) in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent discipline.
  • 2+ years of experience performing mechanical design.
  • Proficient with CAD for designing, modeling, and creating detail and assembly drawings. (SolidWorks preferred)
  • Working knowledge of geometric tolerancing


Desired skills:

  • Working knowledge of shock, vibration, and thermal analysis
  • Experience designing mechanics for A&D and optical systems.
  • Test setup and fixture design is desired.


Soft skills:

  • Must work well in a multi-disciplined team consisting of system, optical, electrical, and metrology engineers.
  • Must communicate well in writing and orally.
  • Must communicate detailed technical information to other engineers and be able to distill the information for non-engineers as needed.
  • Willingness to support others and to share ideas.



  • We anticipate up to 10% travel for this role.


This position does not support immigration sponsorship.


The range for this position is  $78,415.00   -  $107,821.00 assuming full time status. Starting pay for the successful applicant is dependent on a variety of job-related factors, including but not limited to geographic location, market demands, experience, training, and education. The benefits available for this position are dependent on hours worked and may include medical, dental, vision, 401(k) plan, pension plan, life insurance coverage, disability benefits, and PTO.


Corning Puts YOU First! 

We are committed to supporting your health, financial, career development, and life goals as you grow professionally and personally to achieve your highest potential. All benefits begin as soon as you start your career at Corning. 

  • Our monetary peer-to-peer recognition program is tied to our Values and celebrates you and your colleagues’ contributions. 
  • Health and well-being benefits include medical, dental, vision, paid parental leave, mental health/substance use, fitness, and disease management programs.  
  • Financial benefits include a 401(k) savings plan with company matching contributions and a 100% company-paid pension benefit that grows steadily throughout your career. 
  • Companywide bonus and attractive short- and long-term compensation programs are available based on your role and responsibilities.   
  • Professional development programs help you grow and achieve your career goals.


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. To request an accommodation, please contact us at accommodations@corning.com.

Nearest Major Market: Bellows Falls
Nearest Secondary Market: Keene

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