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Intern - Process Engineer

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Date: Nov 18, 2022

Location: Corning, NY, US, 14831

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 59227


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 fundamental but rigorous scientific methods and mechanistic understanding to improve processes and/or design capability for new and existing process and products, The work may require you to be able to influence across organizational boundaries. You may have to collaborate with research and development (R&D) teams to identify controlling mechanisms and apply the understanding to engineering or manufacturing system to optimize processes and or products, modify data streams or suggest system or propose modifications.


Day to Day Responsibilities:

 • You may be involved generating hypothesis, design and execution of experiments to facilitate and promote fundamental understanding

• You may be involved in analysis of data and generating reports for sharing with team members and leaders

• You may be involved in conducting hands on work in a laboratory, pilot or manufacturing environment.

• You will communicate project status and updates to your supervisor as well as both the project team members and leaders. Communication may include memos, technical reports and verbal/oral presentations.


Travel Requirements:

• Some project specific travel may be expected depending on need


Hours of work/work schedule/flex-time:

 • M-F; business hours

• Some scheduling flexibility available

 • Duration: Summer 2023


Required Education:

 • Sophomore or Junior in Engineering discipline.


Required Years and Area of Experience:

• Previous industrial experience is a plus but not required.


Required Skills:

• Good laboratory and experimental practices.

• Ability to collaborate with peers and integrate solutions

• Good data analysis and visualization skills

• Results oriented and high level of dedication.

• Open to learning new technologies and processes quickly.


Desired Skills:

• Understanding of material processing, and Manufacturing processes,

 • Organized and safety oriented

• Experience with software such as Microsoft Office, JMP, Minitab, etc.

• Initiative and able to follow instructions and execute in a dynamic environment

• Ability to navigate within a dynamic network to get things done

• Dedication, creativity and the passion to learn and work with a world class team to deliver results

• 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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