Share this Job

Packaging Engineer Co-Op (Durham or Tewksbury) 4-6 months

Apply now »

Date: Sep 29, 2021

Location: Tewksbury, MA, US, 01876 Durham, NC, US, 27712

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 49089


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.

2 Co-Ops

Duration:4-6 months starting in Jan-May 2022 Durham / May-Dec 2022 Tewksbury

Scope of Position:

Packaging Internship with Corning Life Sciences in Division Engineering; to support ongoing packaging needs for new and existing products through engineering, design, testing, and internal documentation. Project emphasis on sustainable solutions to decrease carbon footprint in packaging.


Day to Day Responsibilities:

  • 10% Validation related activities
  • 30% Cost reduction and sustainability projects
  • 30% Package testing
  • 10% Vendor interaction
  • 10% Documentation 
  • 10% Travel


Travel Requirements:

  • Up to 25% domestically


Hours of work/work schedule/flex-time:

  • Standard business hours; Monday – Friday.


Required Education:

  •  Pursuing BS or MS degree in Packaging Science 


Required Years and Area of Experience:

  • Must have completed at least 2 years of Packaging Science degree/coursework
  • Driver’s License- due to travel related activities


Required Skills:

  • Understanding of packaging test methods (ISTA and ASTM standards)  
  • Related experience/course work in packaging design and engineering  
  • Working knowledge of Word, Excel, Microsoft Outlook
  • Working knowledge of TOPS pro/ CAPE or related pallet planning software
  • Ability to write technical reports; analyze test data
  • Ability to manage time and schedules for multiple projects


Desired Experience / Qualifications / Skills:

  • Completed Technical writing and Packaging Test methods


Soft Skills:

  • Ability to follow direction and work independently as well as part of a team
  • Ability to communicate effectively both written and verbally
  • Takes the initiative to develop packaging skills and processes 



This position does not support immigration sponsorship.

Corning offers a competitive salary, vacation, pension, and family medical leave.

Are you ready to start an exciting career with Corning, Inc.? Apply today!

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status or any other legally protected status.

Nearest Major Market: Boston