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Sterilization Engineer Co-Op

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Date: Nov 23, 2021

Location: Durham, NC, US, 27712

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 50023


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:

In this Co-Op role, you will work as part of the Division Process Engineering Department reporting to the Manufacturing Excellence team. We look for you to have solo and team projects that range from process fundamentals & practices, capacity expansion, process validations, experimentation/problem analysis, new product development etc.


Travel Requirements:

  • Less than 10%.


Hours of work/work schedule/flex-time:

  • Summer internship dates: Late May 2022 
  • Duration: 6 months
  • Monday – Friday, standard business hours.


Required Education:

  • Junior or Senior in an undergraduate program in Engineering or Chemistry major OR current Graduate student
  • GPA > 3.0


Required Skills:

  • Basic knowledge of manufacturing systems and experience with data analysis (i.e. Microsoft Excel, SPC rules).
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite.


Desired Experience / Qualifications / Skills:

  • Process engineering skills (quantitative skills, coursework in engineering, statistics, or other statistical training).
  • Technical writing with the ability to deliver technical presentations to operators, engineers, and managers.
  • Strong problem solving and decision-making skills.
  • Results oriented with a high commitment level.


Soft Skills:

  • Ability to handle multiple projects/tasks.
  • Motivated and a self-starter with independent learning style.
  • Effective communication & presentation skills (verbal and written).
  • Ability to work on diverse project team.
  • Able to build new business relationships with the team.
  • Do your colleagues and peers consider you to be positive, open and engaging and an effective member of a dynamic team?
  • Are you a self-starter, passionate about engineering and have a high level of technical curiosity?
  • Are you dedicated, open to new ideas and recognized for your flexibility to change? This role does not support immigration sponsorship


This position does not support immigration sponsorship.



We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status or any other legally protected status.

Nearest Major Market: Durham
Nearest Secondary Market: Raleigh