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Cummins Inc. Lead Applications Engineer in Columbus, Indiana

Lead Applications Engineer


We are looking for a talented Lead Applications Engineer to join our team specializing in Engineering for our Turbo Technology Unit in Columbus, IN / home office. (Hybrid)

In this role, you will make an impact in the following ways:

  • Serves as the technical liaison between OEMs and represents our customers during the new product development programs

  • Obtains input and negotiates with subject matter experts and value package introduction teams and delivers product data and installation requirements to application engineers and OEMs.

  • Developing relationships with key customer stakeholders and providing on-site support of critical engine integration activities.

  • Makes decisions in the areas of product selection, design, and integration that impact OEM machine performance, optimization, and quality

  • Responsible for managing customer requirements by understanding customer needs on both current and future programs and identifying suitable air handling architectures.

  • Documenting and closing gaps i.e. customer requirements vs CTT committed deliverables during the product development process

  • Responsible for managing customer communication and providing insight to the customer point of view when discussing how to respond to customer inquiries

  • Delivering customer presentations that communicate a clear and compelling story

  • Aligning messages with CTT across various stakeholders and having the ability to lead product development and problem-solving activities within VPI and current product.

  • Having an ability to work in a demanding environment with a customer who likes to engage in constructive conflict


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

  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering or equivalent technical degree

  • 5 years of senior or lead engineer work experience

  • Value Package Introduction (VPI) experience and knowledge

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Good understanding of engine air handling system

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.

Cummins and E-verify

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, Commons Office Building

Job Type Experienced - Exempt / Office

Recruitment Job Type Exempt - Experienced

Job Posting Sep 8, 2021, 5:15:25 PM

Unposting Date Ongoing

Req ID: 210005Y9