Environmental Health & Safety Intern

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Corning, NY
Application Deadline: May 7, 2014
Position: Full-time, Unpaid

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Company Description:
For almost three decades, Corning Environmental Technologies has developed creative, highly effective emission control solutions for mobile and stationary sources around the world. We joined the campaign for cleaner air in the early 1970s, when we developed high-performance, cost-effective cellular ceramic substrates for use in catalytic converters. Our invention has become the industry standard for more than 95% of today’s catalytic catalytic-converter equipped vehicles. Today, we hold more than 200 patents on emission-control products and processes used in gasoline, diesel and alternative-fuel vehicles, as well as stationary applications.

To know more about Corning Environmental Technologies, visit us at: http://www.corning.com/products_services/environmental_technologies.aspx


Position Description:
Intern will assist with environmental duties at a manufacturing site. Intern will work directly with the Environmental, Health, and Safety (EHS) Department to plan and conduct activities designed to support the site’s environmental compliance programs, improve the site’s Environmental Management System, and sustain a zero-incident culture.
Key projects will be discussed and agreed upon at the start of the internship, but will generally include improving communication and awareness of environmentally-sensitive equipment and processes. Intern may conduct and/or participate in environmental audits to identify program gaps and evaluate environmental risks.

Day to Day Responsibilities:
• Interface with EHS and other manufacturing support groups on a daily basis.
• With guidance from EHS, lead the agreed upon projects that will enable the facility to meet its goals and objectives for the duration of the internship.
• Prepare drawings of environmental features across the site.
• Evaluates environmental risk and develops recommendations and/or plans to minimize risk.
• Participate in incident investigation and corrective/preventative actions as needed.

Travel Requirements: None

Hours of work/work schedule/flex-time:
• 40 hours per week


Education and Experience:
• Junior level (or higher) undergraduate in engineering or physical sciences or environmental science.
• Engineering and/or environmental science internship experience desired
• Any manufacturing experience is a plus.

Required Skills:
• Ability to perform work independently and in a multidisciplinary team
• Ability to interact with manufacturing personnel and staff
• Sound problem solving and decision making skills
• Proficient in Microsoft Office tools, especially Excel

Desired Skills:
• Effective communication and presentation skills
• Organizations skills and the ability to manage multiple priorities

Soft Skills:
• Reliable and detail-oriented
• Able to lead small projects of limited scope to completion
• Technical curiosity

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