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Date: Jan 25, 2019

Location: Canton, NY, US, 13617

Company: Corning

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.

The Specialty Materials segment manufactures products that provide more than 150 material formulations for glass, glass ceramics and fluoride crystals to meet demand for unique customer needs. Consequently, this segment operates in a wide variety of commercial and industrial markets that include display optics and components, semiconductor optics components, aerospace and defense, astronomy, ophthalmic products, telecommunications components and cover glass that is optimized for portable display devices.


-  In this role, you will be working directly with engineers and technologists in learning various Canton glassmaking processes. You will engage and work with Dept. Heads, Engineers, Technicians and Operations on projects in the plant.

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



-  Our Canton, NY plant houses a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility working with development and production of glass used in Semi-Conductor optics used in the photo-lithography stages in computer chip manufacturing.

-  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.




-  Bachelor of Science - Mechanical Engineer or Master of Science - Mechanical Engineer- Junior or Senior Year with a minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher



-  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



-  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.

-  Strong problem solving and decision-making skills

-  Results oriented with a high commitment level


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.



-  We anticipate domestic travel between Canton, NY and Corning, NY


Do your colleagues and peers consider you to be positive, open and engaging and an effective member of a dynamic team?

Are you a self-starter, passionate about engineering and have a high level of technical curiosity?

Are you dedicated, open to new ideas and recognized for your flexibility to change?


This role 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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