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Cummins Inc. Supplier Quality Technical Advisor - Valves in Columbus, Indiana

Supplier Quality Technical Advisor - Valves


Supplier Quality Technical Advisor - Valve

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We are looking for a talented Supplier Quality Technical Advisor – Valve to join our team specializing in Supply Chain for our Corporate & Supply Chain in Columbus, IN.

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

  • Statistical Foundations - Applies statistical tools and technique to influence decision making; leverages understanding of data collection methods, key statistics, graphical and analytical methods to describe process performance, gain insights and drive improvement action

  • Problem Solving - Solves problems using a systematic analysis process by leveraging industry standard methodologies to create problem traceability and protect the customer; determines the assignable cause; implements robust, data-based solutions; identifies the systemic root causes and recommended actions to prevent problem reoccurrence.

  • Advanced Product Quality Planning - Leads the technical quality planning and ensures customer satisfaction through structured and measurable processes as defined by industry standard.

  • Dimensional Metrology - Applies dimensional measurement science in the development and application of measurement/inspection processes that deliver capable measurement results, supporting design validation and conformity assessment meeting regulatory, customer and product requirements.

  • Quality System Management - Guides in the practice and application of quality management system standards required by international certification bodies, industry specific regulatory authorities and customer's contractually specified requirements.

Supplier Quality Management - Leads all aspects of supplier quality management; helps develop strategy and collaborative supplier partnerships; identifies supplier innovation capabilities; contributes to supplier audit and certification process; tracks supplier performance metrics and acts to quickly resolve issues to improve supplier quality performance.


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


3 plus years of professional business experience

Lead small teams

Solving problems

Give presentations

Preparing reports and recommendations

Work with minimal supervision

To work within defined boundaries (Procedures and Processes)

This role will support the Valves sub-category within the Fluid and Air Management Supplier Quality team. While this role is categorized as off-site, it is preferred to have the candidate be based in the Mid-West.

Some key responsibilities for this position are:

  • Own Supplier Quality for the sub-category and help drive improvements across the global Valves supply base. Track KPIs, lead read-across initiatives and establish best in class practices in an effort to drive towards zero defects.

  • Provide subject matter expertise to the Global Supplier Quality team on various types of pneumatic actuators and valves (EGR, Intake air throttle, Exhaust Bypass, Shutoff, Solenoids and Thermostats).

  • Engage globally and cross-functionally to provide input on new and existing suppliers, designs and manufacturing strategy to shape future products in this space.

Skills required:

  • Knowledge of the PCB/PCA supply chain process of electronic components as well the leaded and lead-free printed circuit board process which include Solder Paste Application, SMT Process, Reflow Oven, Automate Optical Inspection and Functional Tests.

  • Knowledge of electrical circuit design, embedded software and CAN/LIN controls would be a plus.

  • Experience with basic Valve manufacturing processes - welding, casting, injection molding, bearing/seal/bushing installation, ESD compliance, incoming sub-component testing, rework etc.

  • Ability to understand, develop and implement functional checks/tests with well-defined acceptance criteria - such as cleanliness, force measurement, leak tests, end of line performance tests, functional reliability verification etc.

  • Experience with defining and implementing inspection, measurement and testing methods to validate the quality of the finished product based on a thorough understanding of design intent and previous failure modes. Prior work with NTF (No Trouble Found) type of failures/returns would be ideal.

  • Experience with implementing and troubleshooting traceability systems through the manufacturing process.

  • Ability to work effectively with tier suppliers and cascade actions/improvements.

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, 525 Irwin Office Building IOB

Job Type Experienced - Exempt / Office

Recruitment Job Type Exempt - Experienced

Job Posting Apr 12, 2022, 3:28:27 PM

Unposting Date Ongoing

Organization Corporate

Req ID: 220002IS