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Process Engineering Intern - Summer 2022

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Date: Nov 23, 2021

Location: Painted Post, NY, US, 14870

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 50703


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.

Scope of Position:

Summer internship position supporting technology development and/or process improvement of Environmental Technologies products. Improve current test methods, develop new test methods, and communicate results to the process community within CET.


Day to Day Responsibilities:  

  • Utilize sound process engineering skills to improve current processes for CET  
  • Use the scientific method and develop tools to drive for fundamental understanding  
  • Work in a cross-functional environment: link between development, quality, commercial, and manufacturing to deliver the best possible solution  
  • Use of rigorous tools to deliver results including problem analysis, potential problem analysis, risk assessment, DMAIC methodology, innovation  
  • Experimental design to determine and optimize important process variability and product parameter  
  • Use engineer principles and data to solve problems, including production issues  
  • Ensure best practices are communicated, evaluated, and implemented  
  • Process test development and analysis of results  
  • Fundamental understanding of various process responses


Travel Requirements:  None; travel only within Corning, NY area.

Hours of work/work schedule/flex-time: Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM, some off-hours support required.


Education Requirements:  

  • Working toward BS in Ceramic, Chemical, Material, or Mechanical Engineering  
  • Currently attending Junior year of college or higher


Required Skills:  

  • Excellent computer skills (working knowledge and application of Excel, PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, etc.)  
  • Self-motivated, independent, flexible, quick learner  
  • Ability to multi-task and deliver results on given assignments by assigned due dates  
  • Use of scientific method to solve challenging problems  
  • Knowledge of materials processing  
  • Working knowledge of basic statistics and process engineering principles  
  • Communication skills, both written and oral  
  • Ability to use data to drive to solutions  
  • Strong drive to succeed and implement solutions


Desired Skills:  

  • Formal problem solving leadership skills  
  • Experience with Six Sigma DMAIC principles  
  • Knowledge of basic engineering concepts


Soft Skills:  

  • Open and engaging to effectively interface with others  
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills  
  • Technical curiosity  
  • Team player  
  • Flexibility


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: Corning