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Electrical Engineering Intern, WPS (Summer 2022)

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Date: Nov 23, 2021

Location: Corning, NY, US, 14831

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 51217


Corning is one of the world’s leading innovators in materials science. For more than 170 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.


Corning is one of Fast Company's 2021 Most Innovative Companies as well as one of Forbes ‘Best Employers by State’ in New York and North Carolina.


Scope of Position:

In this internship, you will be joining the Workplace Services Engineering (WPS) department and participating in troubleshooting, process improvement, new equipment installation projects and documentation of electrical/mechanical infrastructure and process equipment.


Day to Day Responsibilities:

  • Ability to assist in troubleshooting infrastructure equipment, systems and processes when required to ensure uninterrupted customer supply.
  • Works with Quality and Engineering to document repairs/changes made to equipment and/or electrical infrastructure.
  • Identifies critical spare parts to have on-hand to prevent extended downtime.
  • Participates in required PPA’s and electrical/mechanical shutdowns.
  • Ability to assist in troubleshooting to the component level.
  • Work closely with union trades, subcontractors and across all levels and organizations.
  • Self-starter and motivated to complete the task at hand.
  • Ability to multi-task.
  • Working Conditions:
    • Exposure to medium voltage electrical infrastructure systems.
    • Adherence to plant safety requirements, OSHA, NFPA and NEC guidelines as applicable.
    • Safety glasses, safety-toed shoes, hard hat, fire-retardant clothing, hearing protection and clean room attire required in applicable areas.


Travel Requirements:

  •  No travel required.


Hours of work/work schedule/flex-time:

  • Monday – Friday, standard business hours.


Required Education:

  • Currently enrolled in an accredited program entering Junior or Senior year for BSEE or BSEET degree.
  • GPA 3.0 or better


Required Skills:

  • Ability to use AutoCAD to update electrical and mechanical drawings.
  • Ability to use electrical test meters, PC’s and/or schematics to troubleshoot electrical equipment/infrastructure.
  • Proficient with MS Office applications.


Desired Experience / Qualifications / Skills:

  • Ability to create and interpret electrical drawings and schematics.
  • 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.
  • Familiar with safety standard NFPA70E and NEC code compliance.
  • Exposure to SKM arc flash modeling software.


Soft Skills:

  • Ability to handle multiple projects/tasks.
  • Motivated, self-starter with an independent learning style.
  • Effective communication & presentation skills (verbal and written).
  • Ability to work on a diverse project team.
  • Able to build new business relationships with the team.


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: Corning