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Date: Jul 26, 2022

Location: Keller, TX, US, 76248

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 56527


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 CNC Mill machining operations
  • Use of Mastercam to program CNC Milling Machines
  • Perform Preventative 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 CNC Mills, Surface Grinding, Bench Work)
  • 3-5 years knowledge of injection mold tooling through mold building, repair, and design


Required Skills:

  • Independently program, setup, operate and troubleshoot CNC Milling 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.

Nearest Major Market: Dallas
Nearest Secondary Market: Fort Worth