Product Development Engineer Intern

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Date: Nov 16, 2023

Location: Hickory, NC, US, 28601

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 62049


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:

Innovate and design optical connectors, adapters and other fiber optic telecommunication products. As a minimum a Product Development Engineer should be able to: 

  • Generate mechanical design concepts using engineering principals
  • Model using 3D CAD software
  • Analyze designs virtually and with physical prototypes


Key Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with development engineers to design product components in CAD
  • Perform computer based analysis (e.g. finite element analysis, dimensional tolerancing, data statistics)
  • Prototype concepts using a variety of tools (e.g. 3D Printing)
  • Perform physical experiments to evaluate concepts
  • Document designs and findings in written reports
  • Perform verbal presentation of work


Required Competencies (Education, Knowledge, Skills, Experience, Soft Skills)

  • B.S., M.S. Mechanical Engineering student (currently enrolled)
  • Use of 3D CAD software
  • Scientific curiosity and innovative mindset
  • Communicates effectively (verbal and written)
  • Organized with good planning and time management skills
  • Self-motivated, positive attitude, flexible, committed work ethic


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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