Columbus, Indiana

Engineer – System Performance Technical Advisor


We are looking for a talented Senior Engineer to join our team specializing in Product Improvement for our Engine Business in Columbus,Indiana.

The position is in the System Performance, Aftertreatment, Controls, and Emissions (SPACE) team, which delivers business critical product improvement projects for on- and off-highway engine platforms in North America. The team is part of the Current Product Improvement organization within the Engine Business Unit. The key position responsibilities:

-Lead complex current product improvement projects that involve engine performance, aftertreatment performance, emissions, on-board diagnostics (OBD), calibration, and/or control system software changes along with hardware interaction on diesel or spark-ignited products.

-Execute structured problem-solving utilizing Six Sigma DMAIC tools and systems engineering concepts. Lead the investigation of system problems, understand causal mechanisms, recommend appropriate action, validate solutions and document results after applying CMI engineering standards. Champion usage of simulation tools as a part of project activities.

-Direct team members to conduct test cell or vehicle testing, system simulations, engine performance and field data analysis. Utilize service engineering processes and data analytics to define issues and deploy solutions.

-Function as a local subject matter expert and influence direction on peer engineers’ projects

-Execute project management (scope, schedule and resources) activities for the assigned projects. Responsible for project planning, managing stakeholder expectations and communicating project status to leadership.

-Lead functional excellence initiatives to deploy or improve capability of existing tools/processes identified as critical to the department’s success. Mentor junior team members in the team who are interested in pursuing technical career path.


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

-Strong technical, analytical, critical thinking and leadership skills, and will thrive in a dynamic, cross-functional team-based work environment

-Working knowledge of the diesel or spark-ignited engine system with functional depth in atleast one key subsystem such as aftertreatment or air handling. Prior experience delivering emissions compliance, on-board diagnostics or system simulation projects is desirable.

-Working knowledge of engine controls, calibrations, engine data acquisition, engine data analysis, engine system simulation, and relevant tools such as Matlab, Simulink, AVL-Concerto, GT-Suite, AVL-Boost, etc

-Prior experience delivering complex projects or solving system level performance issues or addressing product problems is a plus.

-Experience applying robust problem-solving and design tools such as 7-step problem solving, FTA, FMEA, RCA, etc. Six sigma and/or system engineering certifications are a plus

  • Experience:

o BS in engineering (preferably mechanical) with 9 years relevant experience

o MS in engineering (preferably mechanical) with 7 years relevant experience

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.

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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, Columbus Engine Plant

Job Type Experienced - Exempt / Office

Recruitment Job Type Exempt - Experienced

Job Posting May 19, 2022, 8:32:45 AM

Unposting Date Ongoing

Organization Engine Business

Req ID: 2200027Z

Columbus, Indiana


Cummins Inc., a global power leader, is a corporation of complementary business segments that design, manufacture, distribute and service a broad portfolio of power solutions. The company’s products range from diesel, natural gas, electric and hybrid powertrains and powertrain-related components including filtration, aftertreatment, turbochargers, fuel systems, controls systems, air handling systems, automated transmissions, electric power generation systems, batteries, electrified power systems, hydrogen generation and fuel cell products. Headquartered in Columbus, Indiana (U.S.), since its founding in 1919, Cummins employs approximately 59,900 people committed to powering a more prosperous world through three global corporate responsibility priorities critical to healthy communities: education, environment and equality of opportunity. Cummins serves its customers online, through a network of company-owned and independent distributor locations, and through thousands of dealer locations worldwide and earned about $2.1 billion on sales of $24.0 billion in 2021.

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