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Division Optical Fiber and Cable Packaging Intern

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Date: Jan 25, 2023

Location: Concord, NC, US, 28026

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 59571

 

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 



As a leading developer, manufacturer, and global supplier of scientific laboratory products for 100 years, Corning’s Life Sciences segment collaborates with researchers seeking new approaches to increase efficiencies, reduce costs and compress timelines in the drug discovery process. Using unique expertise in the fields of materials science, surface science, optics, biochemistry and biology, the segment provides innovative solutions that improve productivity and enable breakthrough discoveries.

 

Corning’s history is filled with breakthrough technologies that have played an important role in the way the world works. We thrive on solving difficult, commercially relevant problems through an innovative and collaborative research and development process. Corning succeeds through sustained investment in R&D, more than 160 years of materials science and process engineering knowledge, and a distinctive collaborative culture. Corning is the world leader in specialty glass and ceramics, creating and manufacturing keystone components that enable high-technology systems in consumer electronics, mobile emissions control, and life sciences. Our Optical Communications segment delivers connectivity to every edge of the network, from optical fiber, cable, hardware, and equipment to fully-optimize optical solutions. What we do is life changing. Our innovations help customers keep pace with the world’s insatiable demand for bandwidth, accelerating the delivery of information and keeping the world connected to the important people, places, and things that enhance our lives.

 

Purpose: As a part of an engineering team, utilize fundamental understanding to complete key project deliverables in optical fiber manufacturing or technology development groups.

 

Scope of Position:

  • Use scientific method to design and conduct testing/experimentation to collect required data.
  • Analyze process data to develop product, process, or equipment improvements.
  • Give recommendation for improvements, present findings, and document work.

 

Responsibilities:

  • While participating in a team environment, own key project objectives critical to Corning’s success.
  • Interface with various engineering and operations groups to understand potential impact of product, equipment, and process changes. Ensure communication is established to address concerns and obtain assistance/buy-in.
  • Review performance data on new processes/findings and effectively draw conclusions.
  • Communicate effectively to personnel at various levels up to and including the staff level.

 

Education and Experience:

  • BS Packaging Engineering/ or related engineering major.
  • GPA of 3.0 or above
  • Relevant experience a plus

 

Required Skills:

  • Familiarity with engineering process fundamentals and scientific methodology (e.g. designing and using critical experiments to drive fundamental understanding)
  • Data/statistical analysis skills
  • Analytical problem-solving skills
  • Ability to build relationships, work in teams and interact with all levels of the organization
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; ability to effectively present information
  • Results-oriented

 

Desired Skills:

  • AutoDesk Inventor and AutoCad
  • Packaging Design
  • International Safety Transit Association (ISTA) testing and standards
  • Understanding of the industry (Corrugated, plastics, and wood)
  • Ability to write technical documents.
  • Project management.

 

Hours of work / work schedule / flex-time: ​​​ Basic work hours are 40hrs/week; 8am-5pm; additional hours/weekends when needed to meet project objectives

 

Travel Requirements: This position could include some limited overnight travel in North Carolina along with the project team. There is about 15-20% travel expected. 

 

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, 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
Nearest Secondary Market: Concord