Ultra Precision Machinist (Monday-Thursday 3:00pm-1:00am)

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Date: Mar 24, 2024

Location: Keene, NH, US, 03431

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 62394


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. 

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.


2nd Shift, four day, 10 hours per day shift, Mon, Tues, Wed, Thur, 3:00 pm to 1:00 am with paid lunch and $4 /hr shift differential. 


Purpose of this position

  • Create complex optical surfaces (aspheres, diffraction gratings free forms) by utilizing multi-axis diamond turning machines and associated metrology.


This position includes significant duties such as:

  • Operate and setup diamond turning machining centers and fly cutters.
  • Operate and understand Optical test equipment such as interferometers and surface profilometers, computer generated holograms and LuphoScans.
  • Develop and document process parameters.
  • Operate traditional inspection equipment such as toolmaker’s microscope, micrometers, height gages, and Vernier calipers.
  • Read, analyze and interpret complex documents. Analytical troubleshooting / problem solving Communicate effectively to team members and management Leading and mentoring


Working Conditions:

  • Lifting 30 lbs.
  • daily Standing 50% of shift
  • Wearing protective gloves, glasses, and safety shoes
  • Exposure to Chemicals: Acetone, Alcohol, and OMS
  • Exposure to materials: Aluminum, Nickel, Zinc Sulfide, Zinc Selenide, Germanium, Indium arsenide and Silicon Polymers



  • High School diploma or equivalent Two-year technical degree preferable
  • 5+ years diamond turning
  • experience Writing and editing part programs including compensation programs
  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret complex documents


This position does not support immigration sponsorship. 

The range for this position is ​$26.00 hourly rate - $30.50 hourly rate.  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 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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