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Process Engineering Intern

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Date: Jan 4, 2021

Location: Big Flats, NY, US, 14814

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 43329


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:
Apply knowledge of engineering principles and practices to effectively accomplish technical assignments and projects.  Makes decisions independently based upon sound engineering and scientific methods.  Actively participates within and beyond department boundaries to resolve important process and product issues.  Enhances manufacturing capabilities through the implementation of new ideas and methods.  Independently executes projects to fulfill department goals and objectives in the areas of cost reduction, productivity gains, process flow, capacity increases, scrap reduction and process and product enhancements.


Day to Day Responsibilities:

  • Support pharmaceutical packaging manufacturing in an around-the-clock production environment by gathering and analyzing data, troubleshooting equipment and process issues, developing solutions for re-occurring problems, and identifying opportunities for increasing efficiency.
  • Initiate and implement process or equipment improvements in order to reduce scrap/cost, increase run rates, reduce changeover times, or improve overall product performance and quality through the application of engineering principles.
  • Manage all aspects of bringing new equipment or processes into production, including preparation of financial justification, designing, specifying, purchasing, as well as tracking all spending related to the project.
  • Develop maintenance and operator training documentation, conducting equipment qualification and initial training of production personnel, and making provisions for repair parts stocking levels as needed.
  • Formally document all aspects of the project, including updates to production procedures
  • Provide processing support during product development, develop plans as to how the equipment/processes will be employed into production and ensure that the new technology is repeatable in a production environment prior to transfer.


Travel Requirements:

  • Less than 5 %


Hours of work:

  • M-F, 8am-5pm, support off shift as needed


Required Education:

  • Pursuing Bachelors in Engineering (Mechanical, Chemical, Materials Science, Electrical, Industrial preferred).
  • Prefer candidates that are entering their Jr. or Sr. year Fall 2021.


Required Years and Area of Experience:

  • At least one semester of core engineering course work completed.


Required Skills:

  • Strong technical fundamentals with process or lean engineering skills
  • Ability to collaborate across organizational boundaries and integrate solutions
  • Results-oriented and high commitment
  • Ability to learn new technology and processes quickly
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Creative/innovative problem solving


Desired Skills:

  • Working technical knowledge of material science and glass-forming technologies
  • Strong working knowledge of MS Office; particularly Excel
  • Experience with Minitab or JMP statistical programs
  • Familiarity with Process Control and Process Discipline (PCPD) approach and Product Quality Architecture (PQA)
  • Familiarity with engineering tools and approaches:  DOE, SPC, Data Analysis, KT, etc.
  • Value Steam Mapping
  • Changeover Time Reduction


Soft Skills:

  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Interpersonal skills – engaging, enabling, open
  • High level of technical curiosity and mechanical aptitude
  • Strong organizational skills


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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