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Date: Aug 6, 2022

Location: Keller, TX, US, 76248

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 53440

 

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.

 

Scope of Position: Support Corning Tool Shop activities on daily operations with the development of new injection mold components and fixtures. This includes injection mold tooling analysis during production and new tooling or fixture release.

 

Day to Day Responsibilities:

  • Build new tools and repair molding tool components
  • Support tool shop operations through close tolerance Wire & Sinker EDM machining operations
  • Use of Mastercam to program on Wire and Sinker EDM’s
  • Perform Preventatives Maintenance on injection mold / dies
  • Diagnose tooling issues and suggest solutions to Tool Shop Leader or Supervisor
  • Reduce set up time and machining time through process improvements
  • Inspection of tight tolerance mold steel components
  • Improve efficiency, reduce costs, 5S, visual factory and departmental / plant goals and objectives
  • Understanding of common tool shop metals, cutters, hardness

 

The above description covers the most significant duties performed but does not exclude other occasional work assignments not mentioned.

 

Hours of work/work schedule/flextime: Mon – Fri 8am-4pm (OT required as needed), some flex time allowed

 

Required Education / Experience:

  • Minimum High School/General Education Diploma or equivalent work experience
  • Preferred two-year associate degree in Tooling Technology or Equivalent
  • Preferred advanced trades mathematics  
  • 5 plus yrs. experience with Mastercam (Version X9 and up)
  • 5 plus yrs. in tool shop experience (Specifically EDM’s, Surface Grinding)
  • 3-5 years knowledge of injection mold tooling through mold building, repair, and design

 

Required Skills:

  • Independently program, setup, operate and troubleshoot Wire and Sinker EDM Machines
  • Diagnose tool issues and implement solutions
  • Perform benchwork such as checking clearances, fits and shutoff surfaces on mold components
  • Experience with Microsoft office software (word, excel)
  • Mechanical Aptitude, strong attention to detail
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and work independently
  • Good oral and written communication skills through e-mails, reports, and meetings
  • Maintains a safe work environment by adhering to safety procedures and regulations
  • Fluent in both spoken and written English
  • Ability to maintain equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements; follow manufacturer's instructions; troubleshoot malfunctions; or call for repairs.
  • Plan machining activities by reviewing work orders, drawing specifications, and materials.
  • Documents and communicates actions, issues, and continuing needs
  • Understanding of common tool shop metals, cutters, hardness

 

Desired Skills:

  • SolidWorks or Pro-E experience / training
  • Experience understanding and troubleshooting common defects of injection molding

 

Soft Skills:

  • Project management skills / classes
  • Strong personal and collaborative working skills
  • Self-Starter

 

Working Conditions:

  • Standing/walking on your feet for approximately 6-7 hours per day
  • Must be able to lift 40 pounds and stand or sit for extended periods of time
  • Less than 10% travel may be required to regional and/or international locations for training or project work.
  • Working with chemical substances, oils, odors, none disagreeable
  • Will require use of PPE, such as ear protection, safety shoes, safety glasses, etc. 

 

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.


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