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Measurement Engineering Intern

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Date: Nov 23, 2021

Location: Hickory, NC, US, 28601

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 50262


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.

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:

  • In collaboration with your engineering team mates/supervisor and as it relates to precision engineering and metrology for fiber optic connectivity:
    • Design and execute experiments related to the evaluation of metrology systems
    • Create and evaluate test methods.
    • Contribute to various other projects related to high-precision engineering and metrology.
    • Evaluate new technologies as they apply to the current and future needs in precision metrology for Corning’s Optical Connectivity Solutions business.



  • Deliver results through the application of rigorous science and engineering.
  • Take ownership of the quality and timeliness of ones assigned tasks.
  • Establish an organized archive for reference documents and test results.
  • Make learning a priority.


Education and Experience:

  • Enrolled on a Master of Science degree in Mechanical or Optical Engineering with an emphasis in, through education or research, precision engineering and metrology.


Required Skills:

  • Graduate student familiar with the basic concepts:
    • Metrology and precision engineering
    • Coordinate Measuring Machine (CMM)
    • Optical Measurement technology
    • MSA/GR&R
    • Understand design with some familiarity in GD&T as a plus
    • Familiarity with statistical application


This role 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