Mechanical Engineering Intern:

Erwin New York

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.

Corning’s Environmental Technologies segment manufactures ceramic substrates and filter products for emissions control in mobile and stationary applications around the world.

Scope of Position:

Summer internship position in the Corning Environmental Technologies (CET) HDD Diesel Plant. Serve as a mechanical engineering resource for equipment projects in development/progress.

Day to Day Responsibilities:

  • Use the scientific method to drive for fundamental understanding
  • Work in a cross-functional environment: link between quality, process engineering, controls engineering, maintenance, and operations to deliver the best possible solution
  • Use of rigorous tools to deliver results including problem analysis, potential problem analysis, risk assessment, DMAIC methodology, innovation
  • Use engineer principles and data to solve problems, including production process or equipment issues
  • Ensure best practices are communicated, evaluated, and implemented

Projects Involved with:

  • Building, installing or accepting new equipment
  • Redesigning tools for new processes

Travel Requirements: Corning Valley

Hours of work/work schedule/flex-time: Typically 8-5, but some off hours support required

Education Requirements:

  • Working toward BS in Mechanical Engineering or Engineering and Management
  • Rising Junior or higher

Required Skills:

  • Sound engineering background
  • Use of scientific method to solve challenging problems
  • Solidworks
  • Working knowledge of basic statistics and process engineering principles
  • Ability to use data to drive to solutions
  • Strong drive to succeed and implement solutions

Desired Skills:

  • Formal problem solving leadership skills
  • Teamwork in a multicultural environment

 Soft Skills:

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


We prohibit discrimination on the basis of  race, color, gender, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, or veteran status or any other legally protected status.

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