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Manufacturing Operations Intern

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Date: Jan 25, 2019

Location: Durham, NC, US, 27712

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 35457


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.

As a leading developer, manufacturer, and global supplier of scientific laboratory products for 100 years, Corning’s Life Sciences segment collaborates with researchers seeking new approaches to increase efficiencies, reduce costs and compress timelines in the drug discovery process. Using unique expertise in the fields of materials science, surface science, optics, biochemistry and biology, the segment provides innovative solutions that improve productivity and enable breakthrough discoveries.

Scope of Position:

Work as part of the Operations Maintenance Department on various projects supporting the manufacturing site. Description of Work: The Intern will work on individual and team projects which can range from new materials, validations, experimentation/problem analysis, equipment drawings, new equipment validations, new product development, etc.


Day to Day Responsibilities:

  • Work will include project and process activities.
  • You will work in a team-based environment and participate as an individual contributor.
  • We are looking for an applicant with a strong level of technical curiosity and who can deliver creative solutions to technical challenges.
  • Work under the direction of an engineer or maintenance to:
    • Become familiar with manufacturing equipment and processes.
    • Develop experimental plans, assist with preparation, data collection and analysis.
    • Support sample collection, measurements/inspections and processing.
    • Support equipment debug and troubleshooting operations.


Travel Requirements:

  • Less than 10%.


Hours of work/work schedule/flex-time:

  • Monday – Friday, standard business hours.


Required Education:

  • Pending Junior or Senior Engineering major. 
  • Prefer Mechanical or Electrical disciplines
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0.
  • At least one semester of core engineering course work completed.


Required Skills:

  • Experience with testing database and document control systems.
  • Data and statistical analysis experience.
  • Microsoft Office proficiency.


Desired Experience / Qualifications / Skills:

  • Solidworks proficiency.
  • Experience with manufacturing processes.
  • Technical writing.
  • Ability to deliver technical presentations to operators, engineers and managers.


Soft Skills:

  • Effective communication & presentation skills (verbal and written).
  • Ability to work on diverse project team.


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.

Nearest Major Market: Durham
Nearest Secondary Market: Raleigh