Controls Intern

Date: Nov 30, 2023

Location: Harrodsburg, KY, US, 40330

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 61669


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’s businesses are ever evolving to best serve our customers, industries, and consumers. Today, we accelerate and transform life sciences, mobile consumer electronics, optical communications, display, and automotive markets. We are changing the world with: 

  • Trusted products that accelerate drug discovery, development, and delivery to save lives
  • Damage-resistant cover glass to enhance the devices that keep us connected
  • Optical fiber, wireless technologies, and connectivity solutions to carry information and ideas at the speed of life
  • Precision glass for advanced displays to deliver richer experiences 
  • Auto glass and ceramics to drive cleaner, safer, and smarter transportation 


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.


Required Qualifications:

  • Pending Junior or Senior in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or similar major
  • Motivated self-starter with independent learning style
  • Technical curiosity
  • Knowledge of control system theory (e.g. PID control, alarming, frequency analysis, control schematics)
  • Experience with a modern programming language and design (e.g. MATLAB, Python, C#, Visual Basic)
  • Familiarization with sensor technologies and their implementation


Desired Qualifications:

  • 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)
  • Familiarization with IEC 1131 programming languages (ladder, ST, FBD, SFC, IL)


Primary Day to Day Responsibilities:
Harrodsburg houses state-of-the-art manufacturing processes for the development and production of glass substrates for use in cover glass 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.


Program Benefits:

  • We offer competitive salaries, housing assistance, and travel reimbursement.
  • Intern Activities: Social and networking events, volunteer opportunities, and community involvement.
  • Possible travel to Corning, NY.


Term: Summer 2024


This position does not support immigration sponsorship.


​The range for this position is $1,519.00 - $3,074.00 biweekly.  Starting pay for the successful applicant is prescribed based on geographic location, nature of position, and year in school.


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.

Nearest Major Market: Lexington