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Cummins Inc. Repower Program: Systems Performance Technical Specialist in Columbus, Indiana

Repower Program: Systems Performance Technical Specialist


At Cummins, we recognize the decision to come back into your desired career after an extended career break can be intimidating. We value your diverse background, education, and experience and believe that we can help Power Your Potential as you make the return

RePower, our return-to-work program, is designed specifically for candidates like you: people who have 5 years of professional work experience and an employment gap of 2 years for a variety of reasons and are now ready to return to the workforce. The program supports re-engagement of skills – through fulfilling work assignments; training, coaching, and development; and a sense of community and networking that cohorts provide.

Our six-month, paid, remote and benefitted returnship is an opportunity to use your specialist expertise, interests, and abilities on meaningful projects. Successful participants may be eligible for full-time employment opportunities upon completion of the program.

We are excited to get to know you and learn more about what powers you.


The rotation will be in System Engineering Department, specifically in SPACE (Systems performance/ aftertreatment/ controls/ emissions). The job entails being a Project leader leading project to resolve a current product issue that has significant impact on product warranty and quality. The projects involve understanding the failures happening in the field, investigating the assignable causes for the product issues and coming up with innovative solutions to resolve the problems. The Product Problem Solving (PPS) projects use 7 Step Problem solving process. Each of the PPS projects undertaken in this role has a direct impact on company bottom line and directly affects the product quality problems that our customers face. This specific rotation will focus on using 7 step problem solving process in projects that typically fall into Thermal Sciences area of expertise

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

Obtains input and negotiates with stakeholders, such as team members, engineers from other teams, technical managers, project leaders, product and manufacturing engineers, and supplier partners and delivers information, guidance, and recommendations to support and/or make project decisions, or to provide input related to further analysis, design optimization, feasibility studies, or architecture definition.

Makes decisions in the areas of short term project details, such as conducting analysis, testing, and communication with stakeholders that impact and support the successful progression of projects at an impact level that is higher than for a senior or lead engineer.

Applies and supports the improvement of processes such as Pre Program Planning, (PPP), Product Preceding Technology, (PPT), Value Package Introduction (VPI), or Value Package Change, (VPC), Engineering Standard Work, (ESW), Functional Excellence Practice (FEP) and tools related to thermal and fluid sciences such as GT-Suite, Boost, Fluent, Converge, Concerto, CyberApps (virtual application model), Cummins Data Analysis Tool (CDAT), Mach, test data calculation, DARTS, test data storage, Calterm, Electronic Control Module (ECM) calibration tool, Emissions data system, Integrity, and Accepts ECM in-loop test bench required to support the processes and enable high quality decision making.

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

College, university, or equivalent Bachelor's degree Mechanical Engineering or equivalent is required

Minimum of 5 years of relevant work experience

Prior exposure to engine/ vehicle testing, data analysis techniques and Matlab/ Simulink programming is helpful.


Compensation and Benefits

Compensation for this role is $6000 (subject to applicable withholdings), plus benefits such as health and wellness while in the returnship program.

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, Columbus Engine Plant

Job Type Experienced - Exempt / Office

Recruitment Job Type Exempt - Experienced

Job Posting May 4, 2022, 4:04:46 PM

Unposting Date Ongoing

Organization Engine Business

Req ID: 2200030N