Share this Job

Industrial Engineering Intern

Apply now »

Date: Feb 2, 2021

Location: Big Flats, NY, US, 14814

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 43330


Corning is one of the world's leading innovators in materials science, with a 166-year track record of life-changing inventions. Corning applies its unparalleled expertise in glass science, ceramics science, and optical physics, along with its deep manufacturing and engineering capabilities, to develop category-defining products that transform industries and enhance people's lives. Corning Valor™ Glass is an example of a life-changing innovation purpose-built to store and protect injectable medicines. Corning is also a global leader in pharmaceutical tubing, manufacturing a variety of clear and amber glass tubing that is converted by our customers into vials, cartridges, ampules and syringes.

Scope of Position:

  • Summer internship position to identify improvements that increase throughput and inventory turns.
  • In this meaningful role, you will have the opportunity to apply Industrial Engineering and Lean concepts to improve product and information flow, reduce inventory, meet customer delivery, increase capacity, reduce complexity, and reduce costs
  • Lead and/or participate in project teams to apply Industrial Engineering tools to yield process and flow improvements with the purpose of reducing cost, growing capacity, or reducing complexity
  • Implement Lean fundamental concepts such as value stream mapping and layout concepts for flow and pull to implement continuous flow


Day to Day Responsibilities:

  • Utilize sound industrial engineering skills to improve throughput and inventory turns.
  • Engage with operations to understand production workflow, problems to solve, current state, and feasibility of proposed solutions
  • Apply industrial engineering analysis to deliver results including observing and understanding production workflow (process flows, spaghetti maps and data collection), capacity analysis, material utilization, space utilization, Lean manufacturing, and DMAIC methodology
  • Complete observations and data analysis, write summaries and conclusions and make recommendations based upon the outcome of the observations and analysis
  • Present the results to the engineering and manufacturing teams
  • Use engineer principles and data to solve problems, including production issues
  • Ensure standard methodologies are communicated, evaluated, and implemented
  • Facilitate the planning and implementation of workplace flow & layout improvements according to Industrial and Lean Engineering concepts
  • Perform cost evaluations and justification analysis; evaluate systems, methods, human factors, workflow, and other opportunities for productivity improvement
  • Develop and execute project plans; including requirements, deliverables, resources, timing and risks
  • Identify areas of potential productivity improvement; generate ideas and recommend systems, programs and projects
  • Communicate ideas and project status clearly and professionally through graphic and written media, and oral presentations. Provide necessary documentation of activities, results, assignments.
  • Responsible for the accuracy of work performed; take a can-do approach to ensure quality of work


Required Education & Experience:

  • Candidate is enrolled in an Industrial Engineering degree program
  • Interest in applying industrial engineering skills, including some of the following: capacity analysis, cost modeling, facility layout development, logistics, process simulation model development, implementation and analysis
  • Interest in applying Lean manufacturing concepts and principles, including some of the following: cycle time reduction, manufacturing / business processes, Value Stream Mapping, line balance/staffing, work cell design, quick change over


Desired Skills:

  • Conviction and real passion for the discipline
  • Experience in Lean transformation of a business and / or manufacturing processes
  • Self-motivated, independent, flexible, quick learner
  • Use scientific method and engineering principles to solve problems thoroughly and effectively, using well-designed and executed processes
  • Knowledge of basic inventory management techniques, planning systems / scheduling systems, supply chain management
  • Determine and recommend the best solution from a series of alternatives within guidelines
  • Strong data analysis and statistical skills
  • Thoroughly carry assignments to completion
  • Sound decision-making and prioritization skills


Soft Skills:

  • Can you cultivate a diverse and inclusive environment built on credibility, visibility, and trust while presenting and selling concepts to internal customers?
  • Are you willing to take initiative and get results?
  • How are you at growing networks to get things done?
  • Dedication, creativity, self-starter and the passion to build and improve daily - Does this sound like you?



  • Flexibility - You may travel up to 10%


Hours of work:

  • Typically work 8am to 5pm with flexibility for different time zones and shifts


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.


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.

Nearest Major Market: Elmira