Columbus, Indiana

System Performance Engineer


We are looking for a talented System Performance Engineer to join our exciting Pick-up platform team in Columbus, Indiana.

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

  • Work on new and current product systems for our pickup truck engine platform to optimize system performance. This includes, but not limited to, engine performance and fuel economy optimization, hardware selection, diagnostic and feature optimization, tailpipe emission optimization, and incident resolution.
  • Assess and validate vehicle performance by driving any of the RAM pickup trucks.
  • Obtaining input and negotiating with stakeholders, such as team members, engineers from other teams, technical managers, project leaders, product and manufacturing engineers, and supplier partners
  • Delivering technical information, guidance, and recommendations to support and/or make project decisions.
  • Providing independent leadership of smaller business impact projects or ownership of complex components, products, systems, or services with greater elements of ambiguity over the senior or lead engineer level and with full accountability to the project team.
  • Delivering independent execution of established and emerging work processes and systems, while still developing technology or product knowledge.
  • Help champion the development and improvement of work processes and systems across a functional discipline area within a business unit site.


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

  • College, university, or equivalent Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or other relevant technical disciplines. Mechanical Engineering degree HIGHLY preferred as well as 3 or more years of hands-on experience.
  • Fundamental understanding of the internal combustion engines and aftertreatment systems.
  • On the job engine testing, chassis dyno, or test cell experience with familiarity of data acquisition and instrumentation.
  • Experience with different data processing tools for complex or large data sets (Matlab, concerto, excel, or similar).
  • Experience in communicating and presenting technical content with external customers preferred.
  • Familiarity with on-highway emission legislation and requirements preferred.
  • Calibration and OBD tuning experience preferred.

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.


Primary Location United States-Indiana-Columbus-US, IN, Columbus, Olympic Building

Job Type Experienced - Exempt / Office

Recruitment Job Type Exempt - Experienced

Job Posting Apr 25, 2022, 6:51:09 PM

Unposting Date Ongoing

Organization Engine Business

Req ID: 220002XB

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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