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Controls Engineering Intern - Harrodsburg, KY

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Date: Nov 13, 2021

Location: Harrodsburg, KY, US, 40330

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 50404


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 Display Technologies segment manufactures glass substrates for active matrix liquid crystal displays (“LCDs”) that are used primarily in LCD televisions, notebook computers and flat panel desktop monitors.


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 the Controls Engineer Intern Program is to improve on our talent by strengthening our pipeline for entry level roles for immediate and future needs.


Scope of Position:

  • This individual will be directly involved with engineers and technologists in learning the melting, forming, or glass handling processes.
  • Duties will include assisting Engineering Dept. Heads and Engineers with projects in the plant.
  • A final review will occur with plant senior leadership in mid- summer.


Day to Day Responsibilities:

  • Harrodsburg houses innovative manufacturing processes for the development and production of glass substrates for use in Liquid Crystal Displays and consumer electronics.
  • Work will include project and process activities. These activities will focus on a multitude of control technologies, including robotics, motion control, vision, and PAC/PLC.
  • We are looking for candidates with a strong level of technical curiosity who are able to deliver creative solutions to technical challenges.
  • Applicants should have the ability to work in a team-based environment and also be able to participate as an individual contributor.


Education & Experience:

  • We are seeking a pending Junior or Senior in Electrical Engineering Major with a minimum GPA of 3.3
  • Motivated self-starter with independent learning style
  • Knowledge of control system theory (PID control, alarming, frequency analysis, control schematics)
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite
  • Experience with a modern programming language and design (MATLAB, C, C#, Python)
  • Familiarization with sensor technologies and their implementation


Desired skills:

  • Process engineering skills (quantitative skills, coursework in engineering statistics or other statistical training, technical writing, ability to deliver technical presentations to operators, engineers and managers)
  • Innovative and technically curious
  • Problem solving and decision making
  • Results oriented
  • High commitment level
  • Familiarization with IEC 1131 programming languages (ladder, ST, FBD, SFC, IL)


Soft Skills:

  • Effective communication & presentation skills (verbal and written)
  • Work on a diverse project team
  • Work well in teams
  • Strong presentation skills


Travel Requirements:

  • Domestic Travel between Harrodsburg, KY and Corning, NY.


Program Benefits:

  • We offer competitive salaries, housing assistance, and travel reimbursement


Intern Activities:

  • Social and networking events, volunteer opportunities, and community Involvement


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Are you ready to start an exciting internship with Corning, Inc.? Apply today!


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.

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