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Controls Engineering Intern - Corning Pharmaceutical Tech

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Date: Mar 25, 2023

Location: Durham, NC, US, 27712

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 60052


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 applies its unparalleled expertise in glass science, ceramics science, and optical physics, along with its deep manufacturing and engineering capabilities, to develop category-defining products that transform industries and enhance people's lives. Corning Valor™ Glass is an example of a life-changing innovation purpose-built to store and protect injectable medicines. Corning is also a global leader in pharmaceutical tubing, manufacturing a variety of clear and amber glass tubing that is converted by our customers into vials, cartridges, ampules and syringes.

Scope of Position:

In this role, you will provide controls engineering support in development, engineering, and manufacturing in glass tube forming. The role will focus on experience in an innovative manufacturing environment, electronic, mechanical, electromechanical area. We look for you to work on assignments that are complex in nature where considerable judgment and initiative are required in resolving problems and making recommendations. May determine methods and procedures on new assignments and may provide guidance to other personnel as well.


Day to Day Responsibilities:

  • Work will include electrical, measurement, and process control equipment engineering related activities in tube manufacturing
  • Utilize fundamental engineering skills, data analysis, and problem-solving methodologies to understand and help with controls improvement
  • Work on individual and team projects which can range from new equipment implementation to process improvements and development, validations, experimentation, and problem analysis


Candidate will work under the direction of an engineer to:

  • Become familiar with tube manufacturing equipment and processes in a hot glass manufacturing plant.
  • Perform data collection and analysis.
  • Work with plant and division engineering on components, devices or system improvement opportunities.
  • Support basic controls testing, troubleshooting and identifying of root causes of technical issues
  • A mid-term review and a final review will occur with senior leadership in mid- summer.


Travel Requirements:

  • Less than 10%.


Hours of work/work schedule/flex-time:

  • Summer internship: 6/5/2023 – 8/11/2023 (with some flexibility in dates)
  • Monday – Friday, standard business hours.


Required Education:

  • Pending Sophomore, Junior, Senior or Master’s in an engineering program with a Controls Engineering, Electrical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering major.
  • Currently enrolled in a 4-year engineering degree program in good academic standing with at least one semester of core engineering course work completed.


Required Skills:

  • Basic knowledge of control/electrical hardware and software
  • Strong computer skills, especially with data analysis (i.e. Microsoft Excel, SPC rules).
  • Ability to create and interpret engineering drawings and schematics.
  • Ability to work in a plant environment.


Desired Skills:

  • Control systems skills (coursework in engineering, statistics, or other statistical training).
  • Technical writing with the ability to deliver technical presentations to operators, engineers, and managers.
  • Basic statistical understanding.
  • Exposure to Lean or Six Sigma.
  • Technical writing with the ability to deliver technical presentations to operators, engineers, and managers.
  • Problem solving and decision-making skills
  • Innovative and technically curiosity


Soft Skills:

  • Results oriented and high commitment level.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks
  • Ability to learn new technology and processes quickly
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Flexibility - Able to change and adjust smoothly as the situation demands
  • Effective communication & presentation skills (verbal and written).
  • Ability to work on a diverse project team and be able to participate as an individual contributor.
  • Ability to build relationships and interact with all levels of the organization.


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: Durham
Nearest Secondary Market: Raleigh