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Cummins Inc. VPI Next Gen Metrology Programmer- HOURLY in Mineral Point, Wisconsin

VPI Next Gen Metrology Programmer- HOURLY


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 Working Right.

Cummins develops industry-leading after-treatment technology designed to meet our customers’ needs for performance and reliability, while optimizing fuel economy and cost savings. We are a global leader in designing, manufacturing and integrating exhaust after-treatment solutions to meet the highest emissions standards worldwide. Cummins helps customers meet tomorrow’s emissions standards today with innovative, flexible and integrated technology for light-, medium-, heavy-duty and high-horsepower commercial on- and off-highway markets.

This is an exciting opportunity in Mineral Points, Wisconsin for a VPI Next Gen Metrology Programmer- HOURLY.

Cummins USA is where you can work on industry leading engineering projects such as New Product Development, Value Package Introduction and Systems Product Validation.

Job Summary: Assists engineers, under moderate supervision, in applying technical principles of dimensional measurement science as related to test systems and processes.

Key Responsibilities:


Provides basic product and component testing using a range of measurement methods.


Utilizes established testing procedures, including automated procedures as needed.


Provides basic programming, training and operation of Measurement and Test Equipment (M&TE).


Serves as a technical resource to assist lab managers, engineers and customers in the selection of appropriate test methods/technology and analyzes and interprets measurement data.


Assists customers in understanding/interpreting product specifications and application of measurement data.


Participates in inter-laboratory comparisons and measurement assurance programs.


Assists with uncertainty studies associated with measurement or calibration results.


Assists with maintaining the laboratory quality system.


Applies knowledge of applicable quality standards (e.g. 17025, ISO 9001, AITF 16949) and appropriate Cummins procedures.


Purchases necessary lab services and consumables.


Applies proper maintenance and calibration of the M&TE utilized with scope of work.


Assists with reporting of appropriate data quality metrics associated with assigned work.


Follows the laboratory strategy, SIPOC (Supplier, Input, Process, Output, Customer) process and score card.


Assists with continuous improvement activities related to data quality, lab quality system etc.



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

  • Measurement Science - Analyzes measurement processes throughout the relevant traceability chain to identify and quantify sources of measurement uncertainty relevant to the appropriate applied measurement science, “Metrology” e.g. Chemical, Dimensional, Electrical, Mechanical, Optical and Radiation and Physical.

  • Laboratory Management - Leads technical resources while managing the business aspects of a laboratory using measure to control both the technical and business aspects of the organization and assuring the requirements of the appropriate certifications and/or accreditations are met.

  • Data Quality - Identifies, understands and corrects flaws in data that supports effective information governance across operational business processes and decision making.

  • 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.

Education, Licenses, Certifications:

  • High school diploma or certificate of completion of secondary education or equivalent experience to the extent such experience meets applicable regulations.

  • A regionally applicable Certification (e.g. US Department of Labor) or two year Associates Degree from an accredited college program in a relevant field of study.

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


  • Requires some work experience and intermediate level knowledge obtained through training or on-the-job experience.

Additional Responsibilities Unique to this Position:

  • Will be required to write measurement programs using latest 3D software applications for product measurements.

  • Debug 3D measurement programs on multiple 3D measurement technology applications

  • Support new product or product change preparation meetings and provide input to team reviews and support measurement program activities.

  • Assist with review of new product drawing GD&T layouts and provide feedback to cross functional program team members.

  • Manage 3D measurement program administration to ensure that only latest level measurement program revisions available for use and that old revisions are removed from point use.

  • Manage open MCRs and meet monthly processing KPI targets for efficiently closing MCRs in the database.

Compensation and Benefits

Base hourly 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-Wisconsin-Madison-US, WI, Mineral Point, FGD Nelson Plant

Job Type Shop

Recruitment Job Type Shop

Job Posting Dec 4, 2020, 9:28:07 AM

Unposting Date Ongoing

Req ID: 200003GJ