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Electrical Engineer Technology Intern

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Date: Nov 21, 2022

Location: Hickory, NC, US, 28601

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 59290


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 

Scope of Position:

  • Controls Engineer coop/intern will work closely with our automation design team during the conception, build and debug of high-speed process equipment.
  • Application of controls theory to solve challenging process control and monitoring problems.


Day to Day Responsibilities:

  • Work collaboratively with cross-functional teams to translate process requirements into controls designs and methodologies to ensure process quality – create control logic.
  • Design wiring schematics and build functioning control cabinets. Produce appropriate documentation of controls architecture to facilitate clear communication of requirements to internal and external resources.
  • Perform safety analyses and compliance assessments via identification of key risks and issues to comply with applicable standards, policies, and regulatory requirements.
  • Work with mechanical designers and controls technicians to resolve autonomous system issues.
  • Design and implement test plans to validate that equipment meets functional requirements and prepare written reports summarizing findings.


Travel Requirements:

  • Not required


Required Skills:

  • Basic project management skills (planning, resource management, conflict resolution, able to meet deadlines)
  • Basic problem solving and decision-making skills demonstrated by the use of advanced data analysis.


Desired Skills:

  • Experience with Cable Assembly manufacturing processes and products.
  • Experience writing code for autonomous systems.
  • Experience with PLCs – writing code and debugging.
  • Established relationships with multiple functional groups in global locations.


Education & Experience:

  • Pursuing Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering Technology


Soft Skills:

  • Proficient in the use of MS Office (Excel, Word, Project, PowerPoint)
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
    • Ability to communicate effectively to internal and external customers and within multi-national groups
    • Ability to clearly express technical ideas
    • All main communication is in English
    • Ability to influence outside of direct reporting structure
  • High initiative, able to work with minimal direction.


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.

Nearest Major Market: Hickory