Corning Incorporated Laser Processing Intern in Corning, New York

Laser Processing Intern

Date: Nov 8, 2018

Location: Corning, NY, US, 14830

Req #: 34275

Odds are that the email you read this morning travelled over Corning Optical Fiber; the smartphone you used had a Corning cover glass; and the vehicle you drove to work had cleaner emissions because of a Corning catalytic converter substrate.

We are seeking out dedicated interns who strive to see their work make a difference. If you have a passionate belief in the power of innovation to change the world; if you rate your own success by how many people are touched by your research; and if you are up to the challenge of doing world-class science to make real, profitable advanced materials, then Corning is the place for you.

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 built 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 take on tough technology challenges.

Corning's Manufacturing, Technology and Engineering division (MTE) is recognized as the leader in engineering excellence & innovative manufacturing technologies by providing diverse skills to Corning's existing & emerging businesses.

Scope of Position:

  • In this role, as the laser processing intern, you will apply engineering principles and fundamental scientific understanding to develop and improve laser processes, or associated equipment, for a variety of Corning materials.

Day to Day Responsibilities:

  • Modify or create customer laser and optics benches for laser processing per needs of specific projects, implement laser processing of various materials (glasses, ceramics), gather and analyze data.

  • Development of laser processes and associated hardware to process new materials, new part geometries, or improve precision, quality, throughput, or yield.

  • Disciplined execution of experiments.

  • Work interactively with people across all organizations (RD&E and Manufacturing).

  • Participate on project teams.

  • Be an active member of the laser processing team, work cooperatively with other specialists on the team to create process and hardware solutions.

Projects Involved with:

  • Laser interaction with materials

  • Optics

  • Glass, materials science

Travel Requirements:

  • Our travel is limited, with some on-site assignments at manufacturing operations possible

Required Education:

  • We are looking for a Ph.D. student in Optical Physics, Physics, Material Science, Optical Engineering, Electrical Engineering or related area.

Desired Skills:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of and experience with laser/matter interactions.

  • Hands-on experience with construction and building of opto-mechanical systems, laser beam delivery, and related design and engineering principles.

  • Data analysis skills: ability to use the PC to analyze process data and trends to reach conclusions that help solve laser process problems. Matlab programming, Labview programming.

  • Knowledge of statistical analysis tools, design of experiments (DOEs), statistical process control (SPC), and other process control/analysis techniques.

  • Industrial Experience: Laser processing experience specific to glass processing, laser processing systems integration.

  • Understanding of glass technology, such as glass compositions/types, methods of glass forming and manufacture, and laser cutting of glass.

Soft Skills:

  • Your verbal and written communication skills as well as attention to detail and ability to handle ambiguity will be significant skills for success. We value a positive teammate who is customer-focused, open and approachable to effectively collaborate in teams in a multi-cultural environment and across all levels of our organization.

  • Are you willing to take initiative and get results?

  • How are you at growing networks to get things done?

  • Dedication, creativity, self-starter and the passion to build and improve daily - Does this sound like you?

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, or veteran status or any other legally protected status.

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