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Automation Project Engineering Intern

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Date: Dec 26, 2021

Location: Keller, TX, US, 76248

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 50193


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.


Automation Project Engineering Intern


Scope of Position: Summer internship with the Corning Optical Connectivity Solutions Division Engineering organization supporting global automation project work. The internship will provide experience in connector assembly processes and other various connectivity core processes. The intern may also be called upon to support multi-functional teams and apply project management skills to diverse applications. The objective is to help drive consistency in practices and process improvements across the Division’s manufacturing plants using PM tools/PEx tools, in areas such as cost management, quality, and/or safety.


Day to Day Responsibilities:

  • Support in implementation of the division global manufacturing strategies and initiatives.
  • Perform Design Failure Mode and Effect Analysis for future projects
  • Critique/review automation designs from global vendors to ensure most cost-effective execution
  • Effectively support multiple and broad ranges of connectivity projects that support the Division Manufacturing Strategy
  • Organize the projects by defining scope and objectives, securing needed resources, and establishing the project execution plan.
  • Develop and lead project budgets and schedules
  • Support all aspects of project management from Initiation, Planning, Implementation & Control and Closure including key areas of:
    • Regular project meetings
    • Develop project plans through the facilitation of teams
    • Collaborate with internal SME’s and outside vendors
    • Executing required tasks hands-on, when required
    • Provide project updates to key partners
    • Forecasting Capital and Expense Spending
  • Ensure that the highest level of project safety standards is practiced and met


Hours of work/work schedule/flextime:

  • Basic work hours are 40hrs/week; 8am-5pm
  • May require some evening work to align with various global plant locations


Education and Experience:

  • Currently enrolled in Manufacturing, Automation, Mechanical, Electrical, Electromechanical Engineering program
  • At least 2 years of related coursework in Engineering curriculum


Required Skills:

  • Ability to build relationships and interact with various locations of the organization
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; ability to effectively present information
  • High initiative, able to work independently (Self-motivated and self-sufficient), and in a team environment
  • Flexibility; able to change and adjust smoothly as the situation demands
  • Demonstrate a strong work ethic and display exemplary personal behavior
  • Be an effective communicator and able to deliver messages through presentations, written, and verbal communication
  • Computer literacy (Microsoft Office suite)
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Organizational skills
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously


Desired Skills:

  • Microsoft Project and Visio
  • Proficient in quality tools like KT, Performance Excellence, and Project Management tools


Location of Work: Keller Texas and Mexico


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.

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