Machinist A

Date: Jun 1, 2023

Location: Painted Post, NY, US, 14870

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 60163


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.


Job Description: Performs assigned work, consistent with company posting and bidding practices and workload requirements, in any specialized machine shop field as machine tool work, bench and assembly work, machine shop inspection work, etc., but carries work through to completion as necessary.


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • As Machinist - Bench Assembles, bench-finishes, and fits fabricated machine and mold parts to produce completed and operating machine, equipment, or mechanism.
  • Makes adjustments to precision measuring instruments such as vernier, caliper, height and gear tooth gauges, micrometers, etc. by complete disassembly, repair, or replacement of parts and recalibration and adjustment involving use of master gauges.
  • Makes tools, cutters and gauges according to blueprint specifications, as required by shaping, heat treating and grinding for proper clearance and fit.
  • As Machinist - Machine Tool Selects appropriate speeds, feeds, coolants in accordance with nature of operation and type of metal uses
  • 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
  • measure work periodically, using vernier, micrometer, or spring calipers, height ring, plug or contour gauges, etc. to assure conformance to specifications stipulated by blueprint, or required by the nature of the next operation. Plans and lays out work, and operates a wide variety of regular and specialized machine tools as required by approved Corning Machinist Apprentice Machinist Training Schedule, including a wide variety of such machine tools as: Milling machine, duplicating mills and lathes, vertical, turret and engine lathes, jib borers, shapers; planers, universal, external, internal, surface, Blanchard, arter grinders, as well as other such equipment as pantographs, die sinkers, drill press, bench tools, welding equipment, heat treating equipment, as assigned.
  • As Machinist - Inspection Inspect items as produced in machine shops either during the operations or after the item is completed. Uses micrometers, indicators, vernier, calipers, bead calipers, plug gauges, contour gauges, and other precision measuring instruments to check accurately all dimensions and surfaces of molds, plungers, dies, jigs, and other items produced in machine shops.
  • Diagnose faults, and supplies information needed to decide whether faculty item is salvageable or is to be scrapped. In connection with any of the foregoing, reads and interprets complicated B/P's and drawings to determine dimensions and tolerances, and makes auxiliary devices, as necessary, to carry out above work. As assignment, workload or other conditions require, performs work in a series of the above fields in order to carry work through to completion.


Working Conditions:

  • Somewhat disagreeable working conditions.
  • Works mostly in a machine shop or production environment.
  • Maintains clean work area and follows all safety precautions and regulations.
  • Lifts and/or moves up to 25 pounds frequently, 65 pounds occasionally.
  • Exposed to fumes and high frequency noise in manufacturing areas.
  • Safety glasses, hair covering and hearing protection are required on the manufacturing floor and other designated areas.
  • Adheres to plant safety requirements, OSHA and QSR/GMP/ISO guidelines as applicable.


Education and Experience:

  • High School Diploma/GED required
  • 2 year technical degree, Journeymen Machinist or 5 years of equivalent experience.


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, or 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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