Engineering Intern

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.

The purpose of this 2019 summer intern position will be to develop an understanding of the fiber draw tower control strategy, ensure that current documentation of the control loops is accurate, and identify areas of opportunity to improve the control loops in order to maximize good product from the draw tower.


Scope of Position:

€       Become familiar with fiber draw tower control systems

€       Research history of control loops and identify areas for future improvement


Work under the direction of an engineer to€

€       Develop a basic understanding of the fiber draw tower's operation and control system

€       Research and compile existing documentation pertaining to fiber draw tower control strategy and structure

€       Work to identify areas for control improvement.


Hours of work: 40hrs/week; 8am-5pm


Education and Experience

€       Enrolled in BS program in either Electrical or Computer Engineering.

€       GPA of 3.0 or above.

€       Specific coursework pertaining to Automatic Control Systems.


Required Skills/Coursework

€       Experience in MS Office programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

€       Differential Equations and transfer functions

€       Exposure to theory of various types of control loops, block diagrams and tuning methods

€       Ability to interpret electrical schematics

€       Strong organizational skills

€       Ability to manage multiple tasks

€       Ability to build relationships and interact with all levels of the organization

€       Excellent verbal and written communication skills; ability to effectively present information

€       Results-oriented


Desired Skills

€        Prior electrical internship.

€        Familiar with electrical control components.

€        Exposure to a manufacturing facility.

€        Basic data analysis skills and statistical understanding.

€        Prior MATLAB or other computing software experience.


This position does not support immigration sponsorship.

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