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IDM Machinist Co-Op - Corning Valley

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Date: Jan 16, 2023

Location: Painted Post, NY, US, 14870

Company: Corning

Internal Corning Employees are provided the opportunity to review global job openings for potential interest. However, they are encouraged to do so with the understanding that whether or not they will be considered a candidate for positions located outside their geographic area (city, country, region) will depend on a number of factors such as the availability of local subject matter expertise or qualified talent, the need to obtain and availability of work authorization, costs associated with internal transfer, etc. It will be the decision of the hiring organization whether to permit employees applying outside the local area where the opening exists to be considered a candidate for that opening. It is recommended employees wishing to apply for job openings at Corning make their supervisor aware of their interest before formally applying.


The purpose of this position: The IDM Co-Op Machinist position allows students to be an integral part of the Corning IDM Plant.  Through rigorous on-the-job training, at the end of the co-op experience, students will be well trained on safety, die handling, and Lean Manufacturing Fundamentals. Co-ops will add value to the IDM plant by actively participating in regular team meetings and production meetings and completing a project at the end of the assignment. IDM Machinist Co-Ops will be well prepared to be future Class A IDM Machinists if offered an IDM Machinist position with Corning.


Job Description

  • Performs assigned work alongside with Machinist Mentor, in any specialized machine shop field such as machine tool work, bench and assembly work, machine shop inspection work, etc., and carries work through to completion as necessary.
  • Assembles, bench-finishes, and fits fabricated machine and mold parts to produce a completed and operating machine, equipment, and/or mechanism.
  • Uses knowledge of mathematics to make adjustments to precision measuring instruments such as micrometers and vernier calipers, height and gear tooth gauges, micrometers, etc.
  • Makes tools, cutters, and gauges according to blueprint specifications, as required by shaping, heat treating, and grinding for proper clearance and fit to assure conformance to specifications stipulated by blueprint.
  • Selects and monitors appropriate speeds, feeds, and coolants in accordance with the nature of operation and type of metal used.
  • Sets up machine tools by positioning, squaring up, and attaching jigs, fixtures, chucks, vises, dividing heads, etc. to machine tables, spindles, or ways using indicators as necessary.
  • Grinds tools to obtain proper cutting angle, radii, etc. Sets cutting tools in holders, bars, arbors, etc., and mounts tool in machine.
  • Operates machine tools to turn, mill, grind, face, drill, bore, shape, etc. to required dimensions.
  • Sets up, adjusts, and operates all of the basic machine tools and many specialized or advanced variation tools in order to perform precision machining operations.
  • Measures and inspects items as produced in machine shops either during the operations or after the item is completed in order to detect defects and ensure conformance to specifications.
  • Diagnoses faults and supplies information needed to decide whether faculty item is salvageable or is to be scrapped.


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: Corning