Measurement Engineering Intern

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Date: Nov 29, 2023

Location: Hickory, NC, US, 28601

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 61792


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. 

Our Optical Communications segment has recently evolved from being a manufacturer of optical fiber and cable, hardware and equipment to being a comprehensive provider of industry-leading optical solutions across the broader communications industry.This segment is classified into two main product groupings – carrier network and enterprise network. The carrier network product group consists primarily of products and solutions for optical-based communications infrastructure for services such as video, data and voice communications. The enterprise network product group consists primarily of optical-based communication networks sold to businesses, governments and individuals for their own use.


Scope of Position:

Apply knowledge of engineering principles in pursuit of developing knowledge and skills in metrology and measurements. Provide measurement services and expertise in metrology and measurements for manufacturing / research and development organizations.



  • Assist engineering staff in performance of duties in support of the business.
  • Perform precision measurements of various parts / assemblies relating to fiber optic connectivity using a variety of dimensional metrology and fiber optic measurement instruments including: CMM, coherence scanning optical profilometer, 1D measuring machine, stylus profilometer, various gages and hand tools, insertion loss test equipment, optical microscopes, etc.
  • Design and execute experiments for establishing measurement uncertainty.
  • Design and execute experiments to characterize system capabilities and performance.
  • Perform data analysis including basic statistics (average, max, min, standard deviation, etc.) regression analysis, ANOVA, etc.
  • Modify and create system documentation.


Required Qualification:

  • Enrolled in BS, MS or PHD Engineering program in Mechanical, Electrical, Optics, or Physics
  • Strong desire for technical growth.
  • Understanding of basic metrology principles.
  • Strong analytical problem-solving skills.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; ability to effectively present information.


Desired Skills:

  • Experience with CMM programming and optical profilometry.
  • Experience with basic metrology equipment (micrometers, height gages, profilometers, etc.) and principles.
  • Experience with measurement uncertainty
  • Experience with the setup and implementation of software and hardware for measurement systems.
  • Experience with fiber optics testing equipment.


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.


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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