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Cummins Inc. US and Canada Emissions and OBD Compliance Engineer in Columbus, Indiana

US and Canada Emissions and OBD Compliance Engineer


Responsible for environmental compliance related activities. Applies specialized knowledge of engineering and/or project management principles and practices across various areas and projects by interpreting, communicating and ensuring all environmental regulations and standards are adhered to as they impact the company products, processes, components or facilities.

Applies technical expertise on complex components or projects and work under minimal supervision for regulatory compliance efforts and other applicable programs.

Participates as a key contributor and be accountable for cross-functional project success with various stakeholders.

Analyzes and communicate information to many internal stakeholders as it relates to environmental compliance matters. Identify, establish and/or facilitate meetings and trainings on compliance.

Leads small projects or portions of large projects.

Works with subject matter experts from related groups to drive efforts to improve environmental performance or compliance processes and identify opportunities to establish common processes and tools.

Supports defining and executing corrective actions

Communicates with and influences key external stakeholders and business leaders, escalates compliance issues as appropriate.

Assists with the transfer of knowledge; coach and mentor less experienced compliance personnel.

Demonstrates depth of knowledge of engineering or environmental discipline(s) and leverage expertise on other projects. Proposes innovative initiatives and projects.

Escalates and drives resolution to compliance questions and issues; provides technical direction for a project or a project team.

Troubleshoots complex problems and recommend appropriate actions.

Participates as a key contributor and is accountable for cross-functional project success with various stakeholders.

We are looking for a talented US and Canada Emissions and OBD Compliance Engineer to join our team specializing in Engineering for our in Corporate/CBS Segment in Columbus IN / your hybrid home office.

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

  • This position will work as the compliance arm of the emissions team

  • Will complete and maintain compliance paperwork and certifications for regulation purposes

  • Maintain the overall emission standard for both regulatory and company compliance based standards and purposes

  • Will be able to read and decipher regulations put forth by regulators and be able to implement those regulations into practice

  • Help to facilitate all regulatory process put into practice within the plant

  • Provide guidance and technical translation to other team members on compliance and regulatory emissions issues



Environmental Acumen - Leverages environmental topics and trends related to air, exhaust, water, waste, sustainability, and/or materials; uses environmental data to solve problems, understand business impact, protect and improve the environment while also making a positive impact in human health and well-being.

Environmental Standards and Regulations - Analyzes technical and legal documents, enabling interpretation and further communication of content resulting in clear definition of requirements to the business; works in conjunction with subject matter experts and business units to develop strategies and plans for meeting requirements; information to be shared broadly with cross functional groups within Cummins.

Environmental Regulatory Compliance - Champions compliance with environmental regulatory requirements imposed on industry by local, state, provincial, national, and international organizations including air emissions, waste water discharges, natural resource consumption, waste generation, spill prevention and reporting, and emergency response.

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

Action oriented - Taking on new opportunities and tough challenges with a sense of urgency, high energy, and enthusiasm.

Collaborates - Building partnerships and working collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives.

Instills trust - Gaining the confidence and trust of others through honesty, integrity, and authenticity.

Education, Licenses, Certifications

College, university, or equivalent degree in Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Science, Business, or related technical or scientific field required.


Intermediate level of relevant work experience required. Experience across organizations and global regions preferred. Knowledge of the function being worked in preferred.

Emissions and OBD Compliance Engineer related additional responsibilities include:

  • Understand regulatory compliance requirements and their impact on Cummins products and processes.

  • Supports, facilitates, and abides by the PCRA VPI Regulatory Corridor Compliance Process.

  • Provides guidance as necessary on emissions and OBD compliance

  • Executes compliance activities (e.g. Emissions Warranty Information Reports (EWIR), Potential Emissions Defect (PED) investigations, field action(s), Audit Management Council, Production Vehicle Evaluation (PVE)) and reports

  • Adaptable in dealing with evolving goals and targets.

  • Communication: strong oral, written and presentation skills

  • Hands-on, independent, self-motivated contributor with strong problem-solving skills

  • Leverage lessons learned and contributes to PCRA compliance process improvements

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

  • University or college degree in Engineering or related field is preferrable

  • Masters degree in Engineering or related field is highly desirable

  • Must have a strong communications skill set and be able to provide information to teams and individuals in a cross functional manner

  • Past experience working with regulators or in a field that required heavy regulation oversite is highly desired

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, Cummins Tech Center

Job Type Experienced - Exempt / Office

Recruitment Job Type Exempt - Experienced

Job Posting Feb 28, 2022, 1:06:21 PM

Unposting Date Ongoing

Organization Corporate

Req ID: 22000137