Automation Engineering Intern

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Date: Nov 17, 2023

Location: Hickory, NC, US, 28601

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 61835


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 


Purpose of Position:

Apply Mechanical, Electrical, and Automation skills and knowledge to support the development and improvement of automated assembly equipment for OCS technology and engineering.


Major Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Support the Technology and Engineering teams in the design of fixturing and mechanical equipment by creating CAD drawings and models.
  • Support on the development and execution of equipment Measurement System Analysis (MSA) and Failure Modes and Effect Analysis (FMEA).
  • Support the integration of new Controls devices such as HMIs and Vision systems.
  • Support on monitoring line variables through Statistical Process Control (SPC).
  • Support the creation of Experimentation Plans (Hypothesis test, DOEs, etc.).
  • Collect data and perform detailed statistical analysis (Descriptive statistics, process capability, linear regression analysis, etc.).
  • Lead and execute experimentation plans.
  • Write technical reports for completed experiments.


Education and Experience:

  • Currently enrolled in Mechanical, Automation, Electrical or Electromechanical Engineering program
  • At least 2 years of related coursework in Engineering curriculum


Required Skills:

  • Computer literacy (Microsoft Office suite)
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Organizational skills
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks
  • Ability to build relationships and interact with all levels of the organization
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; ability to effectively present information
  • Results-oriented
  • High initiative, able to work independently, and in a team environment
  • Flexibility - Able to change and adjust smoothly as the situation demands


This position does not support immigration sponsorship​.


The range for this position is $1,519-$3,074 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.​


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. To request an accommodation, please contact us at



Nearest Major Market: Hickory

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