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Senior System Engineer - Llght Duty, Automotive

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Date: Sep 19, 2021

Location: Gurgaon, HR, IN, 122002

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 46508


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.





The position is to coordinate and direct technical aspects of Corning Environmental Technologies (CET) business in India. This includes coordination of all technical projects in India, resolution of quality issues and introduction of new products and processes. Key technical interface with customers and support account managers /product line management and recommend strategic and tactical courses of action through evaluation of customer and end user inquiries, feedback, and market assessment.




  • Working closely with Sales team, to coordinate and direct CET activities in India, with emphasis on technical interactions and providing platform design solutions.
  • Working through the Corning based AE, SE and Scientist, to coordinate all new development and technical exchanges between OE customers and the Corning manufacturing facilities worldwide.
  • Engage Corning functional experts as needed to design and execute customer engineering or testing programs.
  • Provide technical assistance to Sales Personnel, Customer Service, Research and development Engineering.
  • Help plan and arrange (contacts, timing, topics, etc) for key visits and accompany Corning technical and commercial persons on their visits to customers in India.
  • Defines and coordinates special testing requirements with respect to Indian applications.
  • Negotiate/maintain/control product technical specifications with customers.  Act as office of record.
  • Act as technical interface with Value Chain members; i.e., catalyzers, canners, as needed, to trouble shoot related problems and to coordinate corrective action. Further provide Corning technical presence throughout value chain in bringing system solutions to OEM’s.
  • Be responsible for the commercial engineering tasks associated with any process changes/new product introductions/ or plant startups relative to customer validation requirements.  Manage validation with the customer.
  • Frequently visit customers to monitor product quality, create close working relationships and to acquire information, treads, need, competitive information, etc.
  • Working on problem solving techniques involving data analysis and evaluation of identifiable factors.


Project Tasks


  • Direct and Coordinate all Corning engineering efforts at the OEM in specific platform focused design efforts.
  • Track and manage the change at the OEM regarding emissions changes, platform refresh, etc.
  • Plan and execute the vehicle testing projects to validate the Corning product in co-ordination with OEM’s, System Integrators and Supply Chain Partners 
  • Understanding of regulatory framework and engagement with regulatory bodies/ influencers.
  • Manage customer validation requirements to optimize number and complexity to enable customer acceptance of Corning products and process changes as needed.
  • Coordinate, direct and support all systems engineering activities (CVAS) as well as any other technical resources related to OEM programs.
  • Stay current with Corning’s changes and developments by visiting designated global Corning sites for training and information exchange.


Knowledge, Skills & Experience Required:


  • Bachelor of Engineering in Chemical, Mechanical, Environmental, Materials Engineering or related field.
  • 6-8 years in Automotive or Auto OEM companies handling technology/product development and providing application/testing support.
  • Along with technical capabilities, commercial knowledge and experience would be an added advantage.
  • Requires moderate travel 25-35 % and high level of commitment in dealing with customers