Cummins Inc. Project Coordinator in Bakersfield, California

Project Coordinator


Extraordinary Technology Requires Extraordinary People!

Our Distribution business delivers reliable, durable, high performing products for our global partners. You are key to our customers’ success. Working with industry leading technology and diagnostic tools, you’ll deliver solutions that build your knowledge base and fuel your career.

Expectations for this California -based Project Coordinato r :

This position supports the Pacific Region Direct Sales within the Engine Business. The main focus is to provide current Engine technology solutions in replacing older lagging emission engines in existing equipment. As Project Coordinator you’ll be responsible for coordinating projects within this division to ensure timely delivery of product and overall Customer satisfaction.

The Project Coordinator is responsible for assisting in and completing the following duties, including but not limited to:

  • Once assigned a project, the coordinator will need to vet all aspects of the project: customer credit status, estimated gross margin, quoted delivery date and unit information.

  • Responsible for developing and communicating project charter to the assigned functional team.

  • Develops timeline for completion by interfacing with sales managers to understand customer expectations.

  • Work with application engineers, branch operation personnel and other departments to obtain a high level deliverable schedule.

  • Order materials needed for the project and request support from functional purchasing team for non-engineered components.

  • Able to manage lead times from multiple vendors to ensure target timelines are met.

  • Conducts weekly status meeting with team.

  • Manage assigned project scopes, budgets, and schedules.

  • Work with internal and external customers as necessary to understand the project constraints.

  • Evaluate and monitor contract performance to ensure compliance and to determine need for changes; monitor and follow applicable laws and regulations.

  • Maintains project notes, databases, and other records; monitors measures and communicates with Project Manager on status of specific projects and assignments.

  • Monitors and communicates project status to project team.

  • Assist other project coordinators as necessary to balance workload and ensure all business requirements are satisfied.

If you want to develop your career with the industry leader who gives you the innovative technology you love to work with and empowers you to deliver a service you can be proud of – then Cummins is where you need to be.


Skills :

  • Issue Management- Aware of the steps to develop and manage change, including issues and risks, for a project.

  • Scope Management- Solicits and organizes customer requirements (Voice of the Customer), and tracks the status of project deliverables. Uses a Value Package Profile (VPP) or other appropriate scope-defining document, and manages change. Manages the connections between multiple levels of scope detail in related additional documents (e.g. Tech Profiles or equivalent documents).

  • Schedule Management- Develops and maintains a cross-functional schedule. Proficient at one or more schedule management tools. Knows the right level of detail needed to use the tool effectively.

  • Stakeholder Management And Communication- Identifies, engages and manages stakeholders on a project or groups of projects. Overcomes obstacles and resistance among stakeholders. Effectively stratifies stakeholder needs and creates and executes communications plans to fit the unique needs of each type of stakeholder.

  • Business Planning/Strategy- Familiar with tools for financial analysis and its relevance. Knows when, where, and how to get assistance.

  • Cross-Functional Knowledge- Understands the basic high-level tasks for each functional area on a project.

Experience :

  • Minimal level of relevant work experience required

  • Automotive background is a plus.

  • Self-motivated to work independently while collaborating in a team environment.

Education, Licenses, and Certifications :

  • College, university, or equivalent degree preferred.

  • Related professional experience may substitute in lieu of education.

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.

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Primary Location United States-California-Irvine-US, CA, Irvine, Cummins Pacific

Other Locations United States-California-West Sacramento-US, CA, West Sacramento, Cummins Pacific, United States-California-Bakersfield-US, CA, Bakersfield, Cummins Pacific

Job Type Experienced - Exempt / Office

Recruitment Job Type Office

Job Posting Aug 29, 2018, 10:22:41 AM

Unposting Date Ongoing

Req ID: 1800047D