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Cummins Inc. Product Engineering Technical Specialist in Columbus, Indiana

Product Engineering Technical Specialist

Description

This applied technology position creates electronic hardware that is integral to Cummins’ products. People in these positions will typically develop and validate electronic sensors, actuators, control units or harnesses to ensure the consistent operation of Cummins’ products in a variety of customer applications .

Investigates electronic hardware problems, understands causal mechanisms, recommends appropriate action, owns problem resolution and documents results.

Applies and improves electronic hardware development processes and tools. Processes include basic problem solving techniques (5 phase, 7 step, 8D or similar), design for EMC robustness, design for manufacturing, familiarity with embedded electronic hardware development process, requirements analysis. Tools include worst case analysis, circuit simulation (Saber, Cadence PSpice, or equivalent), DFMEA/PFMEA, Fault Tree Analysis (FTA), schematic capture, PCB layout (Mentor Graphics, Zuken, or equivalent), Specification Compliance Matrix (or equivalent).

Obtains input and negotiates with electronic suppliers and software development teams and delivers prototype hardware to application engineering teams.

Makes decisions in the areas of hardware requirements, design, validation and test that impact unit cost, functionality, and prototype delivery.

Responsible for review of less-experienced developers/testers’ work to ensure robust, reusable, and efficient design

Provides independent leadership of smaller business impact projects or ownership of complex components, products, systems or services with greater elements of ambiguity over the senior or lead engineer level and with full accountability to the project team.

Delivers independent execution of established and emerging work processes and systems, while still developing technology or product knowledge.

Leads the development and improvement of work processes and systems across a functional discipline area within a business unit site.

Coordinates and directs work amongst technicians and temporary student employees, assists in the transfer of knowledge to lesser experienced engineers through either indirect (scope of influence) or direct management of a small, local group of engineers.

Provides support and guidance to influence technical direction within a project team and continues to develop proficiency in the competency areas critical to success in the role.

Operates as a recognized specialist in a discipline or product area within the immediate team.

We are looking for a talented Product Engineering Technical Specialist to join our team specializing in Engineering for our Components Business Segment in Columbus IN, and hybrid to your remote home office.

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

  • This position oversees managing all aspects of hardware across the multiple stages of development

  • Will work on several engineering aspects such as releases, testing, meeting mandated requirements, and ongoing or future changes related to hardware throughout engineering process

  • The position will be the key in communications with counterparts position from suppliers to assure that proper materials are procured

  • Will work with internal Cummins engineering teams to aide in the integration of software and hardware, speaking with changes that may need to be made to software because of hardware or vice-versa

  • Consult with customers on all aspects of hardware during development of product while making sure all of the client expectations related to system hardware are met

  • Will have the ability to be work with internal teams to troubleshoot and solve different problems that may arise during the hardware development process

Qualifications

Skills

Design and Application of Digital Electronics - Specifies components and architectures of electronic control units; applies electronic control units in Cummins' products.

Design and Application of Mechatronics Systems - Specifies electronic hardware and interconnections that measure and control systems; applies electronic hardware and interconnections in Cummins' products.

Mechanical Design of Electrical Systems - Creates electrical system or electronics-based design or architecture concepts through specific knowledge of electrified (or electrical-based) systems to ensure a system design that adheres to both Cummins and customer expectations.

Product Failure Mode Avoidance - Mitigates potential product failure modes, by identifying interfaces, functions, functional requirements, interactions, control factors, noise factors, and prioritized potential failure modes and potential failure causes for the system of interest to effectively and efficiently improve the reliability of Cummins’ products.

Product Problem Solving - Solves product problems using a process that protects the customer; determines the assignable cause; implements robust, data-based solutions; and identifies the systemic root causes and recommended actions to prevent problem reoccurrence.

Product Verification and Validation Management - Develops product systems validation plans from a variety of inputs to identify failure modes, while managing product risk and relative priority; negotiates product requirements against capability to guide project scope; evaluates analytical, simulation and physical test results to verify product capability and validate requirements; assesses legacy versus proposed system solution capabilities and produces recommendations with technical documentation to support product decisions.

Decision quality - Making good and timely decisions that keep the organization moving forward.

Drives results - Consistently achieving results, even under tough circumstances.

Communicates effectively - Developing and delivering multi-mode communications that convey a clear understanding of the unique needs of different audiences.

Builds networks - Effectively building formal and informal relationship networks inside and outside the organization.

Resourcefulness - Securing and deploying resources effectively and efficiently.

Manages complexity - Making sense of complex, high quantity, and sometimes contradictory information to effectively solve problems.

Education, Licenses, Certifications

College, university, or equivalent Bachelor's degree in Engineering or other relevant technical disciplines is required. Post-graduate (Master's) degree relevant to this discipline area may be required for select roles.

This position may require licensing for compliance with export controls or sanctions regulations.

Experience

Prior Senior or Lead Engineer equivalent work experience in a relevant discipline area is required with a demonstrated track record of technical problem solving and quality decision making. Knowledge of MS Office tools is preferred

Responsible for BOM changes

Responsible for hardware supplier change requests

Active supported to costumer meetings

Hardware DVP&R leader

Responsible for the hardware availability according to the schedule

Active communication and alignments with SQI, SW Eng, and system Eng

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

  • University or College degree in Electrical Engineering or related field

  • At least 5 years working in a similar or related capacity is a must

  • Strong background working with electronics or electronic components is highly desirable

  • Candidate must have strong track record of being self-motivated and an ability to complete work unsupervised

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.

Job ENGINEERING

Primary Location United States-Indiana-Columbus-US, IN, Columbus, General Office Building

Job Type Experienced - Exempt / Office

Recruitment Job Type Exempt - Experienced

Job Posting Apr 21, 2022, 5:38:10 PM

Unposting Date Ongoing

Organization Cummins Electronics and Fuel Systems

Req ID: 220002V5

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