Cummins Inc. Advanced System Design Engineer - Technical Specialist in Columbus, Indiana

Advanced System Design Engineer - Technical Specialist


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.

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Our Engine Business Unit delivers reliable, durable, high performing products to our global partners. Working in an innovative space, you’ll develop high tech solutions that will fuel your advanced career skill set and empower you to own your career. Our integrated businesses demand the talents and creativity of individuals with a wide range of skills and experience.

This is an exciting opportunity in Columbus, IN for a Advance System Design Engineer. Cummins USA is where you can work on industry leading engineering projects such as New Product Development, Value Package Introduction and Systems Product Validation.

Your impact will happen in these and other ways:

Applies specialized knowledge of engineering principles and practices across various areas and projects in the design, development, analysis and release of products and subsystems through the product life cycle. Creates design specifications considering application, cost, weight, performance, product life, manufacture, assembly and service. Verifies design using analysis and or functional testing, interprets results, drives decisions and assesses risk. Works with other engineering disciplines and cross-functional disciplines to resolve product issues. Evaluates customer needs and aligns requirements with identified customer expectations.

Applies technical expertise on complex components or projects with minimal supervision.

Leads small projects or portions of large projects.

Provides technical direction for a project or a project team.

Participates as a key contributor and is accountable for project success.

Influences at department or program management level.

Provides input on program-related decisions.

Proposes innovative initiatives and projects.

Demonstrates depth of knowledge of engineering discipline(s) and leverages expertise on other projects.

Troubleshoots complex problems and recommends appropriate actions.

Assists with the transfer of knowledge; coaches and mentors less experienced engineers.



Concept Design/Architecture - Able to perform concept design/architecture at an advanced level, proficient in the application of concept design/architecture in a wide range of work situations and able to lead/ train/ coach the application of concept design/architecture.

Design For Manufacturing And Assembly - Performs design for manufacturing and assembly at an advanced level. Proficient in the application of design for manufacturing and assembly in a wide range of work situations, able to lead the application of design for manufacturing and assembly, train/ coach others in the development of design for manufacturing and assembly skills/knowledge.

Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing - Specialized skills in Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing (GD&T), has demonstrated/ applied application of geometric symbols, symbol's requirements, tolerance zones, and limitations along with an understanding of the effect/ impact of Rule #1. Able to lead/ teach/ mentor and sought out for direction / interpretation.

Integrated Design Failure Mode And Effects Analysis (iDFMEA) - Specialized skills in Integrated Design Failure Mode And Effects Analysis (iDFMEA) for complex component, algorithm, control system, or other simple system to logically organize complex cause-fail mode-effect relationships, appropriately identifies risk areas, identifies and prioritizes actions necessary to mitigate risk. Leads / coaches a cross-functional team through the iDFMEA process and teaches/ mentors new users in the basics.

Machine Design - Specialized skills in Machine Design, able to carry out/coordinate a Machine Design project to a wide range of work situations and the skill can be applied at an advanced level. Leads/ coaches/ mentors new users in the basics.

Education, Licenses, Certifications

Masters of Science, Bachelor of Science or equivalent degree in engineering required.

Experience - 5 years of relevant work experience required.

Intermediate level of relevant work experience required, such as responsibility for several components of a project or a complex component of a project.

Advanced Systems Design is a design team that supports internally and externally funded exploratory/technology development and technology integration programs across all Cummins platforms and markets. Concept design work is often uncharted and requires visionary skills to bridge from conventional to the future. Concept designers frequently work several projects simultaneously and are required to be independent project leaders.

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.

Ready to think beyond your desk? Apply for this opportunity to start your career with Cummins today.


Primary Location United States-Indiana-Columbus-US, IN, Columbus, Cummins Tech Center

Job Type Experienced - Professional / Office

Recruitment Job Type Professional - Experienced

Job Posting Mar 14, 2018, 11:17:35 AM

Unposting Date Ongoing

Req ID: 180001GH