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Mechanical Engineering Intern, WPS

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Date: Jan 31, 2021

Location: Corning, NY, US, 14831

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 44114


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.

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’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).


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Program Benefits:

  • Competitive salaries
  • Housing assistance
  • Travel reimbursement


Intern Activities:

  • Social and networking events
  • Volunteer opportunities
  • Community Involvement


Travel Requirements (please note if international):

  • Minimal


Hours of work/work schedule/flex-time:

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


Scope of Position:

  • Department focus is the development of robust, first / next generation machine systems that provide significant competitive advantage to Corning’s businesses, and / or enable new products and product lines. The individual will have the opportunity to be a member of cross-functional project sub-teams, working on early innovation stage projects aligned with department goals. This normally includes some portion of concept generation, technology development, detail design / build, and start-up in manufacturing.


Day to Day Responsibilities:

  • The specific assignment will depend on business needs at the time of participation. Normally, assignments involve participation on project sub-teams supporting the development of new products or process machine development programs for applications ranging from prototype technology demonstrators to first / next generation manufacturing systems for any of Corning’s Divisions including Science and Technology (R&D), Display Technologies, Environmental Technologies, Specialty Materials and Life Sciences.
  • Depending on candidate interest and experience, the assignment may focus on the detailed design and analysis of products or machines to support the project. This could involve the use of CAD tools (SolidWorks) for generating concepts and shop drawings, defining appropriate materials of construction, specification of geometry and dimensional tolerances, working with machine shops to fabricate prototypes, or making rapid prototypes, and doing mechanical or thermal calculations using simulation tools such as finite element analysis.
  • The project or assignment could involve using standard commercial equipment or developing new machines / mechanisms or combination of both, or product design.
  • Work with other project team members solving difficult problems, developing fundamental understanding, and general process engineering and process understanding that could require measurement, data acquisition and analysis.
  • Utilize internal lab facilities and equipment to develop proof of concept prototypes.
  • Report on progress to overall project team and management.
  • The candidate would serve as a member of Corning's Work Place Services Division to support both mechanical and electrical facility engineering initiatives.
  • In this role, the intern would provide assistance for the following types of projects: Create and update facility drawings and schematics for mechanical and electrical systems.
  • Perform field verifications and measurements of existing mechanical equipment serving heating, air-conditioning and exhaust systems.
  • Perform HVAC system equipment labeling and enter systems into the Maintenance management system (IWMS).
  • Verify the heating and air-conditioning computer control graphics represent actual field conditions.
  • Create AutoCAD drawing templates for HVAC projects.


Required Education:

  • Enrolled in an Undergraduate Mechanical Engineering program going into their senior year.


Desired Education:

  • Completed at least two years of a Mechanical Engineering curriculum.


Required Skills:

  • Proficiency in Auto CAD MEP (Mechanical Electrical Plumbing)
  • High level of technical interest.
  • Ability to learn, develop and advance technical skills in design and system integration.
  • Ability to use experimentation to develop basic process knowledge, design prototype test systems, and perform proof of principle testing to validate design approach.
  • Ability to work in a team-based environment and contribute to a highly matrixed project team.
  • Self-starter with a positive attitude.
  • Sound problem solving and decision-making processes and skills.
  • Results-oriented with a high commitment level.


Desired Skills:

  • Creative thought High commitment level
  • Experienced with SolidWorks or equivalent 3D design software.
  • Experience with use of standard computer modeling and analysis software packages used in design of mechanical systems.


Soft Skills:

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Experience presenting to groups.
  • Ability to effectively function in an environment with high levels of uncertainty, ambiguity, and change.
  • Demonstrated ability with building effective relationships.
  • Ability to work with people from a variety of different technical backgrounds.


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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