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Date: Jan 27, 2019

Location: Erwin, NY, US, 14870

Company: Corning

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 Environmental Technologies segment manufactures ceramic substrates and filter products for emissions control in mobile and stationary applications around the world.

Scope of Position:

Summer intern in the Corning Environmental Technologies (CET) Division Engineering Measurements & Controls group as a Software Engineer. Develop, document and support standardized software solutions deployed throughout CET global manufacturing.  Participate as a technical team member on measurement and inspection system projects for process improvement and capital expansion projects.


Day to Day Responsibilities:

  • Assigned to engineering project teams that deliver automation and process machine systems to Corning’s manufacturing plants and processes.
  • Implement and support C# programs that interact with control systems and measurement devices.
  • Adhere to the Software Coding Standard, standard software architectures, and system integration requirements to satisfy process and manufacturing requirements.
  • Actively participate in project development phases including design, off-line integration testing, installation, production start-up support, training of plant personnel and technology transfer.
  • Individual must be capable of executing project assignments, in a cross-functional team based environment.
  • Report on project activities on a pre-determined basis.
  • Generate necessary software related documentation including requirements, design, test plan, and user guide.
  • Participate in Peer Code Reviews.

Role Within Group: Member of cross-functional project teams responsible for concept generation/certification, technology development, detail design/build, and start-up of automation and process machine systems in manufacturing.

Hours of work/work schedule/flex-time:

  • Normal Business Hours: 8:00AM – 5:00PM M-F
  • Expected to work hours required to successfully deliver project and support requirements.

Education and Experience:

  • Currently pursuing a Bachelor’s in Computer and/or Electrical Engineering, Physics, or Mathematics, going into Senior year.

Required Skills:

  • Programming understanding of an Object Oriented programming language (C#, VB.NET)
  • Strong software development skills
  • Strong desire and ability to learn image acquisition, image processing, and data acquisition techniques
  • Willingness to adhere to a Software Coding Standard, and standard software architecture
  • Experience using modern software programming languages and APIs
  • Ability to work on globally diverse, cross-functional technical project teams
  • Familiarity with the Software Development Process;  preparation, implementation,  deployment, maintenance and support
  • Familiarity with Software Management Systems  (Microsoft Team Foundation Server, Tortoise / Subversion)

Desired Skills:

  • Experience with image acquisition and analysis (vision measurement systems)
  • Course work or experience with using tools such as MATLAB, Simulink etc.
  • Works well with other disciplines (process, mechanical engineering)
  • Controls/Electrical Experience in Manufacturing
  • Some experience in manufacturing environment
  • Experience with precision optical systems
  • Some knowledge of equipment engineering, process support and debug
  • Knowledge of proper relational database design
  • working on a team to build an automated system or device

Soft Skills:

  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written) 
  • Interpersonal skills – engaging, enabling, open
  • Strong organizational skills


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.

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