Specialist Mold Worker

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Date: Jul 6, 2024

Location: Oneonta, NY, US, 13820

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 62066


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. 

As a leading developer, manufacturer, and global supplier of scientific laboratory products for 100 years, Corning’s Life Sciences segment collaborates with researchers seeking new approaches to increase efficiencies, reduce costs and compress timelines in the drug discovery process. Using unique expertise in the fields of materials science, surface science, optics, biochemistry and biology, the segment provides innovative solutions that improve productivity and enable breakthrough discoveries.


The purpose of the position is to support production equipment by building/modifying/repairing mechanical components on manufacturing and facility support equipment.

The individual will be expected to perform required tasks independently, working from drawings, sketches, and other instructions to execute machining operations such as mill, turn, face, bore, groove, contour, dovetail, drill, tap, etc. to precise mechanical tolerances


Education and Experience

  • Have Machinist Journeyman status, or four years applicable experience or military equivalent, or minimum 2-year Machine Tool Technology Degree Physical Assessment required Practical Assessment may be required



  • Set up and operate a variety of machine and hand tools.
  • Construct and repair complex molds and mold parts for a precision injection molding process.
  • Assemble and perform tests on completed molds, modifying as necessary.
  • Work from complex prints or general instructions.
  • Lay out work such as mold jigs and fixtures.
  • Determine dimension, arrangement, venting requirements with varying levels of information about the product.
  • Use algebra, trigonometry, or geometry to determine angles, hole locations etc.
  • Set up a variety of equipment including CNC operation and select materials, methods and sequence of operations.
  • Select appropriate tools, speeds, feeds, coolants, etc. based on a knowledge of working properties of materials and hot manifold injection molding process.
  • Selects and uses various hand tools and hand polishing equipment to produce details impractical by machine.
  • Grinds all cutting tools.
  • Operates polishing machine to achieve 1/2 micron finish.
  • Carries out required welding, soldering, and heat treating.
  • Troubleshoots molds in use to determine cause of mold related defects and makes appropriate modifications to flow patterns, pin or vent locations, etc. considering flow rates, "flash" dimensions, shrinkage rates, etc.
  • Make repairs to precision measuring instruments.
  • Once trained will train others in this group as needed.


This position does not support immigration sponsorship 

The starting pay for this position is ​$33.97 hourly rate.  Compensation and benefits available for this position are dictated by the appropriate Collective Bargaining Agreement.


​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: Oneonta

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