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Process Engineering Intern

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Date: Mar 3, 2019

Location: Big Flats, NY, US, 14814

Company: Corning

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:

In this intern role, you will assist the plant engineering team in their day to day activities on established and new production equipment. We look for you will support the plant engineering team and perform various activities that range from monitoring process performance, to troubleshooting issues on the line, to analyzing data sets and presenting such learning. You will also assist the team in characterizing new equipment performance and documentation of the process.


Day to Day Responsibilities:

  • Work will include project and process activities.
  • You will work in a team-based environment and participate as an individual contributor.
  • We are looking for an applicant with a strong level of technical curiosity and who can deliver creative solutions to technical challenges.
  • Work under the direction of an engineer to:
    • Become familiar with manufacturing equipment and processes.
    • Develop experimental plans, assist with preparation, data collection and analysis.
    • Support sample collection, measurements/inspections and processing.
    • Support equipment debug and troubleshooting operations.


Travel Requirements:

  • No travel for this role.


Hours of work/work schedule/flex-time:

  • Monday – Friday, 40 hours, 8am – 5pm.
  • Some flexibility may be needed based on business needs.


Required Education:

  • Pending Junior or Senior Engineering major. 
  • Prefer Engineering disciplines such as: Material Science, Electrical, Chemical or Mechanical Engineering.
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0.


Required Skills:

  • Innovative and technically curious.
  • Problem solving and decision making.
  • Results oriented with a high commitment level.


Desired Experience / Qualifications / Skills:

  • Process engineering skills (quantitative skills, ability to leverage mechanical understanding to “read” a process, coursework in engineering statistics or other statistical training).
  • Technical writing.
  • Ability to deliver technical presentations to operators, engineers and managers.


Soft Skills:

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


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.

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