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Packaging Intern

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Date: Mar 15, 2023

Location: Charlotte, NC, US, 28216

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 58289


Corning is vital to progress – in the industries we help shape and in the world we share.

We invent life-changing technologies using materials science. Our scientific and manufacturing expertise, boundless curiosity, and commitment to purposeful invention place us at the center of the way the world interacts, works, learns, and lives.

Our sustained investment in research, development, and invention means we’re always ready to solve the toughest challenges alongside our customers. 

Corning’s businesses are ever evolving to best serve our customers, industries, and consumers. Today, we accelerate and transform life sciences, mobile consumer electronics, optical communications, display, and automotive markets. We are changing the world with: 

•    Trusted products that accelerate drug discovery, development, and delivery to save lives
•    Damage-resistant cover glass to enhance the devices that keep us connected
•    Optical fiber, wireless technologies, and connectivity solutions to carry information and ideas at the speed of life
•    Precision glass for advanced displays to deliver richer experiences 
•    Auto glass and ceramics to drive cleaner, safer, and smarter transportation 

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. Our Optical Communications segment has recently evolved from being a manufacturer of optical fiber and cable, hardware and equipment to being a comprehensive provider of industry-leading optical solutions across the broader communications industry. This segment is classified into two main product groupings – carrier network and enterprise network. The carrier network product group consists primarily of products and solutions for optical-based communications infrastructure for services such as video, data and voice communications. The enterprise network product group consists primarily of optical-based communication networks sold to businesses, governments and individuals for their own use.


Scope of Position
The responsibility of the Global Pkg Eng Intern is to learn and apply packaging best practices and processes to the set given projects for the OCS Packaging program. Receive on-the-job training on overall packaging strategies and processes through work assignments. The purpose of this position is to collaborate, design, validate and provide support on packaging solutions that encompass 3 key areas around cost savings, sustainability, and meeting customer requirements. All of these areas are integral parts of the OCS Packaging Program within Corning and include the standardization and optimization of existing packaging solutions to deliver improvements in cost, capability, and quality, and providing manufacturing and commercial support for packaging related issues. The Packaging Intern will collaborate with packaging engineers, along with internal and external partners to identify appropriate packaging materials and validate packaging designs that meet specifications and customer requirements.


Day to Day Responsibilities

  • To apply packaging development skills and knowledge to assigned projects.
  • The candidate should be able to utilize and build on solid packaging fundamentals to complete his/her tasks.
  • Understand the total cost of packaging, including but not limited to materials, manufacturing, distribution, transportation, and sustainability.
  • Identify and execute packaging improvement opportunities to deliver cost, quality, and capability improvements for new and existing products
  • Testing and validation of new package designs and ensure product reliability
  • Generate appropriate technical documentation to support packaging design and process changes
  • Interface with packaging material solution vendors to identify and develop potential packaging solutions
  • Support and collaborate with other packaging engineers within and across global regions
  • Provide technical expertise to support manufacturing packaging issues or customer quality related issues related to packaging


Education and Experience

  • Pursuing a degree in Packaging Engineering
  • Relevant experience a plus.


Required Skills

  • Demonstrates Drive and Commitment
  • Ability to comprehend, analyze, and solve complex problems
  • Ability to change priorities and tasks as necessary
  • Ability to work independently in a dynamic, business/manufacturing environment
  • Computer Literate in MS Office
  • Strong team skills, able to interact well with others


Desired Skills

  • Project Management
  • Ability to prioritize and complete multiple tasks


Soft Skills

  • Fluent in English
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Adaptable and flexible
  • Strong technical curiosity


Travel Requirements: Domestic or International travel – 15% or less

Location: Charlotte, NC

Duration: 6-month term beginning in summer


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, 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: Charlotte