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Test Cell Technician

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Date: Oct 18, 2021

Location: Corning, NY, US, 14831

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 49876


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 (i.e. projects involved with and role within group): (1) Daily operation on engine dynamometer or burner rig for the purpose of testing aftertreatment products (2) Support of the daily operational needs of the test facility  


Day to Day Responsibilities:

(1) Operate an engine dynamometer or burner rig to a test plan

(2) Conduct related maintenance, calibration, troubleshooting, repair, and housekeeping

(3) Conduct first pass data analysis using Excel and MATLAB, and maintain accurate and complete records

(4) Prepare articles for testing, and conduct bench analysis of articles before, during, and after testing (nebulizer, ultrasound, microscope, etc.)  


Travel Requirements (please note if international): Possible infrequent travel to support moble emissions testing.  

Hours of work/work schedule/flex-time: Normally 12.25hr shifts, 3-4 days/wk, one of which is a Saturday or Sunday. 7am-7pm or 7pm-7am. Overtime is frequently available. Flexibility is desired escpecally with working 7pm-7am shift on a long term basis.  


Education and Experience (minimum required for consideration)

2-yr technical degree. 3yrs technical experience. Hands on laboratory or test cell experience is desired  


Required Skills (These are skills that candidates MUST possess)

(1) General PC skills, and specifically Microsoft Excel skills for the purposes of data analysis and lab operations

 (2) Ability to work independently: plan, multi-task, maintain focus, and make sound decisions in ambiguous situations

(3) Strong troubleshooting skills: mechanical, electrical, computer, and process

(4) Hands on skills: mechanical, electrical, computer

(5) Time management between multiple rig operation and test part preparation  


Desired Skills (These are skills that would be nice for candidates to possess)

(1) Experience with the specialized equipment in this lab: PUMA test automation software, engine management software, internal combustion engines, emissions instruments, etc.

(2) Controls skills: sensors, automation, scripting, networking/communication, etc.

(3) Technically curious

(4) Organized and rigorous  

Soft Skills (Communication/Team/Leadership)

(1) Team building and communication skills to ensure seamless shift hand-among colleagues


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.

Nearest Major Market: Corning