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Test Cell Operations Leader

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Date: Oct 2, 2021

Location: Corning, NY, US, 14831

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 49476


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: The functional requirements on emissions components are getting increasingly more complex. Therefore, characterizing the product performance as well as integrating products into the application is much more essential for future optimized system solutions. The role of the Test Cell Operations Leader is to lead the engine dyno test cell operations to support CET’s product design and development efforts and ensuring successful execution of tests. The responsibilities include, scheduling and managing the test cell operations and staff, managing the execution of the test and ensuring data quality and communications with internal customers. The typical performance aspects evaluated are pressure drop & filtration performance, emissions, thermal behavior.


Day to Day Responsibilities: Test planning and development

  • Design test and test approaches for product and system evaluation
  • Scheduling test cell staff and ensuring minimal down time for operations
  • Understand testing objectives and provide input for the testing approach to the organization (Development, engineering, commercial) Test execution (lab, dyno and engine) to ensure proper execution of the test
  • Ensure implementation of proper test methods
  • Check data for quality
  • Track testing closely and provide quick feedback (within 1-2 days) to steer testing in the right direction
  • Focus on details and make critical observations to set new directions in projects
  • Troubleshooting of testing issues
  • Ability to supervise/execute engine dyno tests incl. troubleshooting of infrastructure and related equipment
  • Support test facility management for regular inspections (eg: safety) and audits Data analysis and interpretation
  • First pass data analysis of raw testing data, as well as product characterization results (Dp, FE, properties, geometry)
  • Check data for consistency
  • Verify experimental observations based on first principles
  • Link performance related aspects to product characteristics/attributes and/or surrogate measures
  • Summarize results in reports and presentation and disseminate information within organization and to customers
  • Develop methods and processes and test sequences to accurately and repeatedly execute test programs


Travel Requirements: Minimal


Hours of work/work schedule/flex-time: M-Fri 8-5pm and overtime as needed.


Required Education:

  • BS or MS in Mechanical Engineering or Chemical engineering
  • 3+ years of experience in engine and emissions testing (after treatment design & testing will be added bonus)


Required Skills:

  • Experience running and managing operations of engine test facility
  • Rigor in experimental planning and execution as well as first pass data analysis
  • Development and assessment of experimental procedures/plans
  • Ability to quickly understand complex testing systems (engines, dynos, emissions benches)
  • Familiarity with data analysis & management
  • Good computer skills including the use of advanced analysis tools (e.g. Matlab), data processing capability (w/ Excel/Matlab) and documentation/reporting of results (esp. MS office)
  • Customer communication skills


Desired Skills:

  • Essential understanding of internal combustion engines, emissions and after treatment, including the test methods
  • Industry experience and contacts in the area of PM/PN measurements
  • Ability to work on a system level
  • Hands-on experimental skills and experience with engine/emissions systems experimentation.
  • Project management skills


Technical leadership skills/Soft Skills (Communication/Team/Leadership):

  • Good communication skills with third party vendors/customer
  • Ability to work self-efficient
  • Ability to work in a team environment, including good interpersonal skills


This position supports immigration sponsorship.


We prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, gender, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, 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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