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Infrastructure Engineering Intern

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Date: Feb 10, 2021

Location: Corning, NY, US, 14831

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 44350


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.

At Corning, our growth is fueled by a commitment to innovation. We succeed through sustained investment in research & development, a unique combination of material and process innovation, and close collaboration with customers to solve tough technology challenges. We are a four-time National Medal of Technology winner thanks to our technology leadership and R&D environment, which attract and enable the best scientific minds in the world. This pipeline of talent has brought life-changing innovation to your fingertips for more than 160 years.


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 Environmental Technologies (CET) segment which manufactures ceramic substrates and filter products for emissions control in mobile and stationary applications around the world.


The purpose of our Intern 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 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).


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Program Benefits:

  • Competitive salaries
  • Housing assistance
  • Travel reimbursement


Intern Activities:

  • Social and networking events
  • Volunteer opportunities
  • Community Involvement


Scope of Position:

This position is in the Sullivan Park Operations Directorate, within the Laboratory Services Management & Engineering (LSME) Department. The primary function of the department is to provide support for R&D activities by providing professional services in project management, infrastructure engineering, and laboratory space management. This position is responsible for support of critical facility infrastructure systems, under the supervision of a LSME engineer, to include oversight and installation, receivership of new systems, and operational monitoring and management. This is a technical individual contributor position with a focus on safe operation, reliability, and sustainability of laboratory infrastructure support equipment and processes. A key function of this job is auditing and documenting equipment conditions, customer interfacing, learning and understanding of customer’s processes and needs, consulting with multiple customers, maintaining good customer relationships, and providing the customer with the most effective support.


Day to Day Responsibilities:

  • Participate and support the department’s safety initiatives
  • Support the safe, reliable operation and maintenance of critical infrastructure systems
  • Evaluate infrastructure system maintenance recordkeeping, documentation, and personnel training
  • Work with process technicians, trades, engineers, and customers to assess equipment condition
  • Document infrastructure system audit findings, perform data analysis, and report the results of system inspections


Travel Requirements: <5%, Conferences or internal customer request as approved by manager


Hours of work/work schedule/flex-time:

  • Typical 7am-4pm, or as determined appropriate by manager
  • Some scheduling flexibility available
  • Duration: Summer 2021, 8-12 weeks


Required Education and Area of Experience:

  • Pursuing BS Degree in Engineering (Mechanical, Electrical, Chemical, or relevant).
  • 1-2 years of study in an engineering curriculum


Required Skills

  • Ability to obtain and analyze data to confirm proper system operation and assist in system level troubleshooting
  • Effective written, verbal and presentation communication skills
  • Proficiency with MS Office i.e. Word, Excel, Visio, PowerPoint
  • Outstanding customer service and teamwork skills


Desired Skills

  • Ability to read system drawings (schematics) and provide design oversight
  • HVAC system understanding
  • NYS Building Code Awareness
  • AutoCAD, SolidWorks, Revit, NAVIS Works
  • Knowledge of facility/infrastructure equipment operation (e.g. air handlers, exhaust fans, pumps, etc.)


Soft Skills:

  • Safety and customer focused
  • Ability to perform work independently and to give clear direction to others
  • Adaptable and flexible
  • Team player / collaborative
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities
  • Prioritize work to meet completion dates considering both unexpected and planned needs


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, or 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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