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Glass Technology Intern - Harrodsburg, KY

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Date: Feb 6, 2021

Location: Harrodsburg, KY, US, 40330

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 43404


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.

Corning’s Display Technologies segment manufactures glass substrates for active matrix liquid crystal displays (“LCDs”) that are used primarily in LCD televisions, notebook computers and flat panel desktop monitors.


Corning’s summer internship experience is rich with hands-on learning. You’ll live, work, and experience the communities in which Corning operates, while building on-the-job skills. The purpose of the Melting Process Engineering Intern Program is to raise the bar on talent by strengthening our pipeline for entry level roles for immediate and future needs.



In this role, you will be directly involved working with engineers and technologists in learning the glass laboratory processes. Duties will include assisting Quality Dept. Heads and Engineers with projects in the plant.


We will have a mid-term review and a final review with plant senior leadership in mid-summer.


Day to Day Responsibilities:

  • Our Harrodsburg, KY plant houses a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility working with development and production of glass substrates for use in Liquid Crystal Displays and consumer electronics.
  • You will gain valuable hands on experience, including project and process activities.
  • We are looking for those with a strong level of technical curiosity and who are capable of delivering creative solutions to technical challenges.
  • While working in a team based environment, you will participate as an individual contributor on the team.


Required Education & Experience:

  • Pending Junior or Senior Engineering major, Engineering discipline in Chemical, Mechanical, or Materials Science (preferred)
  •  Motivated self-starter with independent learning style.
  • Basic knowledge of manufacturing systems and experience with data analysis (i.e. Microsoft Excel, SPC rules)
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite


Desired Skills:

  • Relevant experience with analytical instrumentation in a laboratory environment
  • Process engineering skills (quantitative skills, coursework in engineering, statistics, or other statistical training)
  • Technical writing with the ability to deliver technical presentations to operators, engineers, and managers.
  • We are seeking someone who is innovative and technically curious.


Soft Skills:

  • Effective communication & presentation skills (verbal and written).
  • Ability to work on diverse project team.
  • Able to build new business relationships with the team.


Travel Requirements:

  • Domestic Travel between Harrodsburg, KY and Corning, NY


Program Benefits:

  • We offer competitive salaries, housing assistance, and travel reimbursement


Intern Activities:

  • Social and networking events, volunteer opportunities, and community Involvement


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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