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Cummins Inc. Quality Technician - 1st Shift in North Charleston, South Carolina

Quality Technician - 1st Shift


Our culture believes in POWERING YOUR POTENTIAL . We provide global opportunities to develop your career, make your community a better place, and work with today’s most innovative thinkers to solve the world’s toughest problems.

We believe in flexibility for you to explore your passions while making an impact through meaningful work within our inclusive workforce. That’s what #LifeAtCummins is all about.

We are looking for a talented Quality Technician, specializing in Manufacturing & Production work, to join our Quality Engineering Team in North Charleston, SC.

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

  • Supporting Engineers: Collaborate with engineers to carry out production-related and inspection tasks.

  • Assist in monitoring materials quality in processing plants and make necessary adjustments.

  • Ensure accurate documentation and record-keeping.

  • Defect Identification: Compare the physical characteristics of components, materials, equipment, and products to technical specifications.

  • Identify defects and deviations from standards.

  • Testing and Calibration: Conduct simple tests, such as electrical function, reliability, and packaging quality assessments.

  • Provide advanced programming, training, and operation of measurement and test equipment.

  • Perform product and component testing using a range of measurement tools.

  • Measurement Uncertainty Studies: Participate in measurement uncertainty studies related to measurement or calibration results.

  • Analyze measurement processes to identify and quantify sources of uncertainty.

  • Equipment Maintenance: Ensure proper maintenance and calibration of measurement and test equipment.

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

  • Effective Communication: Develop and deliver multi-mode communications that convey a clear understanding of the unique needs of different audiences.

  • Measurement Science Expertise: Analyze measurement processes across the relevant traceability chain.

  • Quantify sources of measurement uncertainty related to applied measurement science (e.g., chemical, dimensional, electrical, mechanical, optical, radiation, and physical).

  • Laboratory Management Skills: Lead technical resources while managing the business aspects of a laboratory.

  • Use metrics to control both technical and business aspects of the organization. Ensure compliance with relevant certifications and accreditations.

  • Technical Skills: Proficiency in measurement techniques, calibration, and testing procedures.

  • Analytical Thinking: Ability to analyze data, identify trends, and troubleshoot measurement issues.

  • Quality Management: Familiarity with quality processes (e.g., SPC, capability studies, layered process audits, inspections, and tests) to ensure product and process quality.

Education &Experience

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

  • Requires significant relevant work experience or specialized skills obtained through education, training or on-the-job experience.

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

Necessary Experience:

  • Ability to read and interpret blueprints.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office.

  • Experienced with Database Quality Management Systems (DMS, CQMS, LPA).

  • Strong working knowledge of ISO 9001/IATF 16949.

  • Strong attention to detail and organizational skills.

  • Ability to effectively communicate and train others.

  • Basic problem solving & management skills.


  • Follows all applicable standard work, process documentation, and quality procedures such as Statistical Process Control (SPC), poka-yoke, and visual standards.

  • Raises issues to minimize cost and quality exposures.

  • Performs quality inspections.

  • Identifies and controls non-conforming material.


  • Operates manual and automated equipment to manufacture and assemble products in order to create the proper characteristics and dimensions necessary to meet customer expectations.

  • Demonstrates a high level of competency in core work skills.

  • Achieves production goals.

  • Works at the required cycle time or defined engineering standard.

  • Maintains clean and orderly work area, including routine housekeeping tasks and machine cleaning tasks, and performs planned operator care and maintenance tasks.

  • Remains flexible and performs other miscellaneous duties, as required, to meet production goals.

  • Works with peers, skilled trades, and support staff to maintain and identify equipment needing repair.


  • Communicates effectively with the assigned team and with all support teams.

  • Completes training and personal development in line with business requirements.

  • Participates actively in ways to improve quality, safety, process, material flow, and employee development.

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 the 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-South Carolina-North Charleston-US, SC, North Charleston, Components

Job Type Shop

Recruitment Job Type Shop

Job Posting Jun 11, 2024, 11:59:45 AM

Unposting Date Sep 10, 2024, 12:59:00 AM

Organization Corporate

Role Category Onsite

Relocation Package Ineligible

Req ID: 2400046B