Process Technician, Optical Coating:

Fairport New York

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.

The Specialty Materials segment manufactures products that provide more than 150 material formulations for glass, glass ceramics and fluoride crystals to meet demand for unique customer needs. Consequently, this segment operates in a wide variety of commercial and industrial markets that include display optics and components, semiconductor optics components, aerospace and defense, astronomy, ophthalmic products, telecommunications components and cover glass that is optimized for portable display devices.



Coating Process technician role is responsible for aiding in the improvement of optical thin film coatings and manufacturing processes that build from the foundations of our existing designs and processes.


Day to Day Responsibilities:

  • Provide day to day production support to resolve process issues that are outside our standard operating parameters
  • Maintain manufacturing processes using existing production assets.
  • Use and improve current metrology methods to monitor and improve manufacturing performance.
  • Specify and improve cleaning, material handling and storage procedures within the thin film coating process flow.
  • Identify and lead process improvements to reduce cost (Variation, cycle-time, complexity, and scrap reduction)
  • Author documentation and provide training to the production staff for all new processes
  • Collaborate with the commercial and development engineering to extend our current capabilities to meet future needs


Travel Requirements:

  • <5%. Typical travel includes special training, networking opportunities, and potential supplier visits


Hours of work/work schedule/flex-time:

  • Typical second shift production hours, M-F, 2pm-10pm


Required Education:

  • 2 year degree


Required Years and Area of Experience:

  • 5+ years manufacturing experience


Desired Skills:

  • 10+ years of manufacturing experience
  • Previous experience in coating engineering
  • Experience and familiarity with optics manufacturing


Soft Skills:

  • Written and verbal communication skills
  • Functions well with a team
  • Prioritize and multi-task
  • Ability to transfer knowledge and experience to plant associates.


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.

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