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Date: Dec 4, 2021

Location: Corning, NY, US, 14831

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 45410


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.

At Corning, our growth is fueled by a commitment to innovation. We succeed through sustained investment in research & development, a unique combination of material and process innovation, and close collaboration with customers to solve tough technology challenges. We are a four-time National Medal of Technology winner thanks to our technology leadership and R&D environment, which attract and enable the best scientific minds in the world. This pipeline of talent has brought life-changing innovation to your fingertips for more than 160 years.


Scope of Position

Corning Incorporated specializes in products to reduce particulate matter (PM), Particle Number (PN), NOx, CO and Hydrocarbons (HC) in engine exhaust. The Corning Environmental Technologies division produces aftertreatment control devices which help our automotive customers meet worldwide requirements for emissions reduction. U.S, European and Asian market regulators demand continuously tighter emission controls and Corning Incorporated is positioned to meet this growing market via product quality, increased capacity and improved product capability.

Position is responsible to design and implement electrical control engineering solutions in support of a fast-paced exhaust aftertreatment testing facility.  Primary responsibilities include supporting and improving measurement and control systems in our engine test cells, associated laboratories and test vehicles.


Day to Day Responsibilities

The position is responsible for design, development, validation and deployment of control solutions used in exhaust aftertreatment test systems.  Familiarization with control systems, programmable logic controllers (PLC’s) and high-level languages such as C#  is required. Corning uses a wide variety of equipment and software from industry leaders such as AVL, Horiba, TSI, OMRON and others to instrument and control a variety of dyno test cells and lab gas flow test benches. 


  • Communication with devices/instruments using CAN, CCP, XCP, AK, TCP/UDP
  • Novel control solutions developed using PLC’s, microcontrollers and custom electronic/electrical circuits.
  • Create and maintain software, databases and perform data mining / analysis tools using C#, Oracle, SQL Server and MATLAB
  • HMI development using off the shelf tools/WPF framework
  • Develop/modify instrument device drivers using CAN, CCP, XCP, PLC Controls (OMRON)
  • Design, develop and implement control and measurement systems with PID control; Develop custom hardware and software solutions using solid engineering principles
  • Test validity of solutions that use PID and advanced controls, distributed control and I/O, relational databases, GUI/HMI Design


Travel Requirements

Mostly North America - 10-20% as needed Hours of work/work schedule/flex-time 40+ hours


Required Education

BS Engineering (minimum) – Electrical, Computer or Mechatronics Engineering or equivalent



Required Skills

  • Well versed in electrical engineering principles.
  • Familiar with control software technology: PLC/Ladder Logic, C# or JAVA, Visual Basic, Python, etc.
  • Understanding of advanced process controls techniques: PID, Model Based, Feed Forward, etc.
  • Motivation to participate in the design, development and delivery of fully integrated control systems for automation and process controls in a laboratory environment.
  • Understanding of electrical panel layout, schematics, system testing and safe troubleshooting.
  • Experience with CAN, CCP, XCP, AK
  • Data analysis skills to ensure data is correct at the collection point
  • Basic control construction and instrumentation trouble shooting ability
  • Good teamwork skills including knowledge transfer and communication
  • Independent problem-solving skills.


Desired Skills

  • Experience in distributed control and I/O
  • Real Time operating systems and real time control
  • Project management/leadership
  • Operational skills to execute test plans & calibration procedures in the engine test cells


Soft Skills

  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written) 
  • Interpersonal skills – engaging, enabling, open
  • Solid organizational skills
  • Ability to collaborate with internal/external customers around the world to achieve business goals.
  • Strong problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to work in development environment


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.

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.

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