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Electrical Engineer Intern

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Date: Sep 29, 2021

Location: Hickory, NC, US, 28601

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 49378


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:

Under the supervision of a controls engineer, assist with automation projects in the area of optical fiber cable manufacturing. A controls subproject within a larger project may be provided that can be designed, built, installed and tested within the time window of the Summer Internship.



  • Assist Corning Optical Communications with electrical/controls engineering activities including, but not limited to, the following: 
  • Hardware/component selection and development
  • Software programming and testing  
  • Electrical wiring schematics
  • Collecting and Analyzing Data


Educational Requirement:

  • Successful completion of Sophomore level coursework or above by May 2021 with a Major in:
  • Electrical Engineering, Electronics Engineering Technology, Mechatronics or Computer Science.
  • Coursework in Mathematics and Physics.
  • Coursework and Labs in Electrical/Electronics Engineering.
  • Basic understanding of digital and analog instrumentation, PLC’s, and HMI’s.
  • Exposure to computer programming with VB or C++.
  • Awareness of communication protocols (EthernetIP, MODBUS/TCP, etc)
  • Experience/coursework with Microsoft Office (i.e. Excel, Word, PowerPoint) and CAD/Schematic Capture (AutoCAD)


Experience desired:

  • Previous experience/coursework troubleshooting automated machinery.
  • Previous experience/coursework with electro-mechanical sensors and actuators (i.e. Temperature Devices – TC’s, Pressure Devices – Switches/Transducers, Solenoid Valves, Limit/Level Switches, Pneumatics, Motors, etc)
  • Sufficient mathematical and hands-on testing skills to appropriately operate equipment safely and accurately.
  • Technical aptitude necessary to perform the tasks and engage as a team player that is detail oriented, communicates well, and follows through.


Hours of work

  • M-F 8am-5pm


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