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Mechanical Engineering Intern

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Date: Apr 19, 2021

Location: Kennebunk, ME, US, 04043

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 46014


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.

As a leading developer, manufacturer, and global supplier of scientific laboratory products for 100 years, Corning’s Life Sciences segment collaborates with researchers seeking new approaches to increase efficiencies, reduce costs and compress timelines in the drug discovery process. Using unique expertise in the fields of materials science, surface science, optics, biochemistry and biology, the segment provides innovative solutions that improve productivity and enable breakthrough discoveries.


Scope of Position:

This intern role is to provide mechanical engineering experience to college students with a strong desire to learn. The role will focus on experience in an innovative manufacturing environment, mechanical/process engineering and automation.


Day to Day Responsibilities:

  • Work and learn as part of the Projects Engineering Department.
  • You will work on individual and team projects which can range from new equipment implementation to process improvements and development, validations, experimentation and problem analysis.
  • Problem solving on existing processes.
  • Obtain knowledge and experience in manufacturing processes.
  • Use statistical methods for product and process analysis.


Travel Requirements:

  • Negligible


Hours of work/work schedule/flex-time:

  • Standard business hours; Monday – Friday.


Required Education:

  • Currently enrolled in a 4-year engineering degree program in good academic standing as a  pending Sophomore, Junior or Senior in an undergraduate program in a Mechanical Engineering major.
  • At least one semester of core engineering course work completed.
  • GPA > 3.0


Required Skills:

  • Basic knowledge of manufacturing systems and experience with data analysis (i.e. Microsoft Excel, SPC rules).
  • Knowledge of CAD programs (SolidWorks preferred).
  • Ability to create and interpret mechanical drawings and schematics.
  • Strong computer skills; proficient with Microsoft applications.
  • Technical writing with the ability to deliver technical presentations to operators, engineers, and managers.


Desired Experience / Qualifications / Skills:

  • Process engineering skills (coursework in process engineering, statistics, or other statistical training).
  • We are seeking someone who is innovative and technically curious.
  • Strong problem solving and decision-making skills.
  • Results-oriented with a high commitment level.


Soft Skills:

  • Ability to handle multiple projects/tasks.
  • Motivated, self-starter with an independent learning style.
  • Effective communication & presentation skills (verbal and written).
  • Ability to work on a diverse project team.
  • Able to build new business relationships with the team.
  • Do your colleagues and peers consider you to be positive, open and engaging and an effective member of a diverse team?
  • Are you a self-starter, passionate about engineering and have a high level of technical curiosity?
  • Are you dedicated, open to new ideas and recognized for your flexibility to change?


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: Portland Maine