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Chemical Process Engineering Intern

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Date: Nov 18, 2022

Location: Corning, NY, US, 14831

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 59226


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 Manufacturing, Technology and Engineering division (MTE) is recognized as the leader in engineering excellence & innovative manufacturing technologies by providing diverse skills to Corning’s existing & emerging businesses.

We anticipate & provide timely, valued, leading edge manufacturing technologies and engineering expertise.  We partner with Corning’s businesses and the Science & Technology division. Together we create and sustain Corning’s manufacturing as a differential advantage.


This position is located in the Corning Valley in NY, which is the location of our global headquarters, a beautiful and friendly community in the Finger Lakes. Well known as the home of beautiful gorges and waterfalls for hiking, clear lakes great for swimming, sailing, kayaking, water skiing, boating, and fishing, the region is also world-renowned for its wineries and craft breweries. Corning and surrounding communities are safe and family-friendly with excellent schools, sports programs, quaint shopping, and fine dining. If you are interested in cultural activities, you can visit the Corning Museum of Glass, the Rockwell Museum (a Smithsonian affiliate), see national productions at the Clemens Center or attend one of many community activities throughout the year like GlassFest, Sparkle, the Parade of Lights, MLK Day or Pride Day celebrations. Corning is also home to the Guthrie Wineglass Marathon, which is one of the premier US races serving as a qualifier for the Boston Marathon. Corning Incorporated focuses on building a diverse global workforce where differences are celebrated, and employees feel safe bringing their “whole selves” to work. Our Diversity Network hosts 18 active and distinctive Employee Resource Groups. Employees have access to Allyship resources, podcasts, an internal video channel, digital learning series and trainings, all focused on building and celebrating global diversity and inclusion. Corning has been recognized as a leader in this regard and has been consistently recognized as a national employer of choice.


Corning’s summer internship experience is rich with hands-on learning. You’ll live, work, and experience the communities in which Corning operates, while building on-the-job skills. As our Intern, you will be involved with Corning’s Manufacturing, Technology and Engineering division (MTE) which is recognized as the leader in engineering excellence & Innovative manufacturing technologies by providing diverse skills to Corning’s existing & emerging businesses. The purpose of our Intern / Co-op Program is to raise the bar on talent by strengthening our pipeline for entry level roles for our immediate and future needs. To be considered for an Internship or Co-op at Corning Incorporated, you must be actively enrolled at a college or university as a full-time student seeking a bachelor’s degree or higher. You must also have a current cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher (on a 0.00 to 4.00 scale). Shape your future; apply today!


Program Benefits:

  • Competitive salaries
  • Housing assistance
  • Travel reimbursement


Intern Activities:

  • Social and networking events
  • Volunteer opportunities
  • Community Involvement


Scope of Position:

This is a technical intern position where you, the engineer, will be expected to apply rigorous scientific method and mechanistic understanding to improve glass melting process and/or design capability for new and existing products, including flat consumer display glass, tubular pharmaceutical packaging glass, and other emerging glass products. The work requires you to be able to influence across organizational boundaries. You will collaborate with R&D to identify controlling mechanisms and apply the understanding to manufacturing system to optimize a process, modify data streams or suggest melt system modifications.


Day to Day Responsibilities:

 • You will generate hypothesis, experimental and/or equipment design, and analysis of data to isolate glass melt defect mechanisms and test solutions.

• You will conduct hands on work in a laboratory, pilot or manufacturing environment. Note the environment can involve high temperatures and/or dirty environments.

• You will communicate project status and updates to both the project team and to management, including memos, technical reports and verbal presentations.

 • You will maintain contacts with outside groups, such as consultants, universities, and other professional organizations, to facilitate problem identification and solutions.


Travel Requirements:

 • Some project specific travel is expected

Hours of work/work schedule/flex-time:

• M-F; business hours

• Some scheduling flexibility available •

Duration: Summer 2023


Required Education:

• Minimum of 2+ years working toward a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical Engineering


Required Years and Area of Experience:

• No prior experience required. Previous industrial experience is a plus.


Required Skills:

 • Strong lab and experimental practices; can understand glass defect fundamentals and recognize deviations and implement routine solutions.

• Ability to collaborate and integrate solutions

• Strong data analysis and visualization skills

• Results oriented and high level of dedication. Able to work in any stage of innovation and handle risk of failure.

• Aim to learn new technologies and processes quickly.


Desired Skills:

• Experience with Hot material process, such as melting and forming

• Knowledge of glass process modeling capability and how to use modeling tools spanning from early stage innovation to late stage manufacturing

• Knowledge of Corning processes and business systems as well as being passionate about learning new technologies.

• Experience with software, such as JMP, MatLab, MindJet, etc. Soft Skills:

• Initiative and leadership skills

• Ability to grow a network to get things done

• Dedication, creativity and the passion to build and improve daily

• Strong verbal and written communication 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, 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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