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Mechanical Engineering Intern

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Date: Feb 22, 2021

Location: Big Flats, NY, US, 14814

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 44201


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:

Provides engineering support for job classifications that engage in research and/or product development in more than one engineering discipline within the Engineering/Manufacturing job family. Works on assignments that are complex in nature where considerable judgment and initiative are required in resolving problems and making recommendations. May determine methods and procedures on new assignments and may provide guidance to other personnel.

Day to Day Responsibilities:  

  • Work will include project and process activities.  
  • Provide mechanical solutions to equipment, safety, and/or process challenges. 
  • Applicants should have the ability to work in a team-based environment and be able to participate as an individual contributor.  
  • Work under the direction of an engineer to: Become familiar with manufacturing equipment and processes, Develop design concepts and drawings in CAD, Work with vendors for component fabrication and cost reduction opportunities, Assist in assembly of equipment, Debug and troubleshoot equipment, Build prototype models and conduct experiments  
  • Support equipment debug and troubleshooting operations.  
  • Support production and job changes on various lines throughout the plant.

Required Education:

  • Pending Junior or Senior Mechanical Engineering Major (Mechanical Engineering Technology acceptable)
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0 

Required Skills:  

  • Ability to create and interpret mechanical drawings and schematics.  
  • Knowledge of CAD programs (SolidWorks preferred).  
  • MS Office programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).  
  • Ability to manage multiple projects/tasks.

Desired Skills:  

  • Prior manufacturing or mechanical internship or experiences.  
  • Familiarity with mechanical components and machining methods.  
  • Knowledge of GD&T and precision engineering.  
  • Basic statistical understanding.  
  • Experience dealing with suppliers and other external stakeholders.  
  • Innovative and technically curious. Problem solving and decision making. 
  • Results oriented and high commitment level.

Soft Skills:  

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


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