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Cummins Inc. Product Systems Designer Technology Specialists # IN950 in Columbus, Indiana

Product Systems Designer Technology Specialists # IN950


Product Systems Designer Technology Specialists #IN950

Cummins is a place big enough to coach and develop a global workforce and create the world’s leading clean, engine technology. We’re also small enough for you to find your fit and personal passion with a team of dependable, innovative thinkers who are developing their careers within a diverse, inclusive, empowering environment.

Learn more about this role and how you can begin Powering Your Potential .

Our Cummins Cummins Business Services Unit delivers reliable, durable, high performing products to our global partners. Working in an innovative space, you’ll develop high tech solutions that will fuel your advanced career skill set and empower you to own your career. Our integrated businesses demand the talents and creativity of individuals with a wide range of skills and experience.


This is an exciting opportunity for Product Systems Designer Technology Specialists #IN950 in Columbus, Indiana

Your impact will happen in these and other ways:

  • Apply specialized knowledge of mechanical engineering principles and design practices to create design concepts and mechanical design specifications considering application, cost, weight, performance, reliability, durability, manufacturing, assembly, and serviceability.

  • Obtain input and lead the negotiation with cross-functional and cross-discipline technical experts and senior-level designers to communicate the mechanical components and subsystem design intent through a thorough Design Review package to the Product Preceding Technology (PPT), Value Package Introduction (VPI), or Value Package Change Request (VPCR) team.

  • Lead the design decision making in the areas of mechanical component and subsystem design concept selection, concept optimization, and design specifications that impact customers targeted to be served by a given PPT, VPI, or VPCR initiative.

  • Apply processes including Critical Design Decisions, System Design and Validation Consideration Checklist, Design Review, and tools including iDFMEA, DVA, GD&T, CREO and ANSYS Workbench required to enable high quality subsystem-level design decision making and mechanical design refinement.

  • Translate the value package requirements that include the voices of many stakeholders into virtual designs and communicate the capability of the mechanical design through an approved cross-functional design review.

  • Design for requirements of all lifecycle stages by considering the customer requirements in different operating environments to ensure a robust mechanical system.

  • Create complete mechanical design specifications in the form of solid models, configured engineering bill of materials and detailed drawings that cross-functionally communicate the information required to manufacture and inspect a product per its design intent.

  • Consider national, international, industry, and Cummins’ standards that accurately and concisely define the part specification.

  • Create Computer Aided Design models in accordance with Cummins’ standards to represent architectural or product level mechanical system design concepts, and to enable completion of various system-level computer analyses such as Dimensional Variation Analysis and Finite Element Analysis.

  • Solve mechanical product problems using a process that protects the customer, determine the assignable cause, implement data-based solutions, identify systemic root causes, and recommend actions to prevent problem reoccurrence.

  • Plan and lead critical reliability activities during new product development by preventing failures before hardware, detecting failures before the customer, and improving products before production in order to release a reliable and durable product.

  • Evaluate key technical and program measures to assess the launch readiness of a new mechanical products using prescribed indicators, measures, risk scales and methods of tracking to focus attention on metrics to reduce risk and improve reliability.

Skills and Experience Required:

  • Value Package Introduction (VPI)

  • Value Package Change Request (VPCR)

  • Mechanical design concept selection and concept optimization

  • iDFMEA and GD&T to enable mechanical design refinement

  • Design requirements to ensure a robust mechanical system

  • Engineering bill of materials

  • Computer Aided Design models of mechanical system design concepts

  • Dimensional Variation Analysis and Finite Element Analysis

  • Identify systemic root causes of mechanical product problems

  • New product development reliability activities

  • Assess mechanical product launch readiness.

Required Education, Licenses or Certifications:

  • The positions require a Master’s degree in Engineering, or related field and 2 years of experience as a Senior Mechanical Engineer or related position.

  • Alternatively, the employer will accept a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or related field and 4 years of experience as a Senior Mechanical Engineer or related position.

JOB SITE: Columbus, Indiana

WORK HOURS: 40 hours/week - 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

To apply, go to and refer to Job ID #IN950

Compensation and Benefits

Base hourly rate commensurate with experience plus bonus. 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.

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Primary Location United States-Indiana-Columbus

Job Type Experienced - Exempt / Office

Recruitment Job Type Exempt - Experienced

Job Posting Jan 13, 2022, 12:00:00 AM

Unposting Date Jan 28, 2022, 11:59:00 PM

Req ID: 2200000Z