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Date: Jan 10, 2022

Location: Wilmington, NC, US, 28405

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 51989


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.

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 


Travel Travel Requirements:

  • Up to 25% domestically
  • Driver’s License- due to travel related activities



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


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 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
  • 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.


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: Wilmington