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Cummins Inc. Current Product Improvement - System Performance Technical Specialist (Hybrid) in Columbus, Indiana

Current Product Improvement - System Performance Technical Specialist (Hybrid)


We are looking for a talented Current Product Improvement - System Performance Technical Specialist to join our PRODUCT IMPROVEMENT team in Columbus, IN

To be successful in this role you will need the following:

The position is in the System Performance, Aftertreatment, Controls, and Emissions (SPACE) team, which delivers business critical product improvement projects for on- and off-highway engine platforms in North America. The team is part of the Current Product Improvement organization within the Engine Business Unit. The key position responsibilities:

  • Lead current product improvement projects that involve engine performance, aftertreatment performance, emissions, on-board diagnostics (OBD), calibration, and/or control system software changes along with hardware interaction

  • Execute structured problem-solving utilizing Six Sigma DMAIC tools and systems engineering concepts. Lead the investigation of product or system problems, understand causal mechanisms, recommend appropriate action, validate solutions, and document results

  • Conduct test cell or vehicle testing, system simulations, engine performance and field data analysis. Utilize service engineering processes and data analytics to define issues and deploy solutions

  • Execute project management activities for the assigned projects. Responsible for project planning, managing stakeholder expectations and communicating project status to leadership

  • Lead initiatives to deploy or improve capability of existing tools/processes identified as critical to the department’s success


Preferred Skills :

  • Strong technical, analytical, critical thinking and leadership skills, and will thrive in a dynamic, cross-functional team-based work environment

  • Working knowledge of the diesel engine system with functional depth in at least one key area such as performance calibration/controls of aftertreatment, combustion, air handling, etc. Prior experience delivering emissions compliance, on-board diagnostics or system simulation projects is desirable

  • Working knowledge of engine controls, calibrations, data acquisition, data analysis, engine system simulation, and relevant tools such as Matlab, Simulink, AVL-Concerto, GT-Suite, AVL-Boost, etc

  • Experience applying robust problem-solving and design tools such as 7-step problem solving, FTA, FMEA, RCA, etc. Six sigma and/or system engineering certifications are a plus

  • Masters degree 5 years work experience or Bachelor's degree 7 years experience

Compensation and Benefits

Base salary rate commensurate with experience. Additional benefits vary between locations and include options such as our 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan, Cash Balance Pension Plan, Medical/Dental/Life Insurance, Health Savings Account, Domestic Partners Coverage and a full complement of personal and professional benefits.

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At Cummins, we are an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer dedicated to diversity in the workplace. Our policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified persons without regard to race, gender, color, disability, national origin, age, religion, union affiliation, sexual orientation, veteran status, citizenship, gender identity and/or expression, or other status protected by law. Cummins validates right to work using E-Verify. Cummins will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee’s Form I-9 to confirm work authorization.


Primary Location United States-Indiana-Columbus-US, IN, Columbus, Columbus Engine Plant

Job Type Experienced - Exempt / Office

Recruitment Job Type Exempt - Experienced

Job Posting Dec 15, 2021, 3:33:38 PM

Unposting Date Ongoing

Organization Engine Business

Req ID: 2100083Q