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Forming Process Engineering Intern, Gorilla Glass - Harrodsburg, KY

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Date: Jan 15, 2022

Location: Harrodsburg, KY, US, 40330

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 51403


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.

The Specialty Materials segment manufactures products that provide more than 150 material formulations for glass, glass ceramics and fluoride crystals to meet demand for unique customer needs. Consequently, this segment operates in a wide variety of commercial and industrial markets that include display optics and components, semiconductor optics components, aerospace and defense, astronomy, ophthalmic products, telecommunications components and cover glass that is optimized for portable display devices.


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 Process Engineering Intern Program is to set a higher standard on 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 in learning the forming glass processes
  • Duties will include assisting the Gorilla Glass process engineering team with projects and experiments
  • Internship will include two formal reviews (midterm and final) that will be presented to plant and division leadership teams

Day to Day Responsibilities:

  • Work will include projects that will support Gorilla Glass forming and cold end process areas
  • Daily interaction with plant operations teams in forming and cold end process areas (process engineering experience)
  • Opportunities will be given to complete an experiment with intentions of gaining fundamental understanding of a process problem; the experiment will include planning, execution, and reflection of the activity

Education and Experience:

  • We are seeking a pending Junior or Senior Engineering major
  • We need a motivated self-starter with independent learning style
  • Basic knowledge of manufacturing systems
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite
  • Experience with data analysis (i.e. Microsoft excel, SPC rules)
  • Ability to work in a team based environment and be able to participate as an individual contributor

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
  • Results oriented
  • High commitment level

Soft Skills:

  • Effective communication and presentation skills (verbal and written)
  • Work on diverse project team
  • Build new business relationships

Travel requirements:

  • We expect 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

Required to sign covenant not to compete

This position does not support immigration sponsorship.


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


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