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Intern - Laser Processing

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Date: Feb 15, 2021

Location: Corning, NY, US, 14831

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 42603




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.


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).


Shape your future; apply today!


Program Benefits:

  • Competitive salaries
  • Housing assistance
  • Travel reimbursement


Intern Activities:

  • Social and networking events
  • Volunteer opportunities
  • Community Involvement


Travel Requirements (please note if international):

  • Limited


Hours of work/work schedule/flex-time:

  • M-F 8am – 5pm
  • Duration: Summer 2021, 8-12 weeks


Scope of Position

  • Laser processing intern that can apply engineering principles and fundamental scientific understanding to develop and improve laser processes, or associated equipment, for a variety of Corning materials.  


Day to Day Responsibilities:

  • Modify or create customer laser and optics benches for laser processing per needs of specific projects, implement laser processing of various materials (glasses, ceramics), gather and analyze data.
  • Development of laser processes and associated hardware to process new materials, new part geometries, or improve precision, quality, throughput, or yield.
  • Disciplined execution of experiments.
  • Work interactively with people across all organizations (RD&E and Manufacturing).
  • Participate on project teams.
  • Be an active member of the laser processing team, work cooperatively with other engineers and scientists on the team to create process and hardware solutions.


Projects involved with:

  • Laser interaction with materials
  • Optics
  • Glass, materials science


Role within group:

  • Individual contributor


Work Location

  • Based in Corning, NY
  • On-site assignments at manufacturing operations possible


Required Education:

  • Ph.D. student in Optical Physics, Physics, Material Science, Optical Engineering, Electrical Engineering or related area.


Desired Skills:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of and experience with laser/matter interactions.
  • Hands-on experience with construction and building of opto-mechanical systems, laser beam delivery, and related design and engineering principles.
  • Data analysis skills: ability to use the PC to analyze process data and trends to reach conclusions that help solve laser process problems. Matlab programming, Python programming a plus.
  • Knowledge of statistical analysis tools, design of experiments (DOEs), statistical process control (SPC), and other process control/analysis techniques is a plus.
  • Industrial Experience: Laser processing experience specific to glass processing, laser processing systems integration is a plus.
  • Understanding of glass technology is a plus, such as glass compositions/types, methods of glass forming and manufacture, and laser cutting of glass.


Soft Skills:

  • Strong interpersonal skills, presentations – effective at interacting and communicating with other members of the laser processing organization or other project participants.
  • Able to work in a team environment to solve problems or produce a product.


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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