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Cummins Inc. DS&C Electronic Controls - Tech Specialist in Columbus, Indiana

DS&C Electronic Controls - Tech Specialist


DS&C Electronics Controls – Tech Specialist

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We are looking for a talented Electronics Controls – Tech Specialist to join our team specializing in Engineering for our Corporate/CBS Segment in Columbus, IN

We have an open position on the Machine Integration Performance Features team. Within this position you will be primarily responsible for configuring and validating governor features (Road Speed Control, Power Take-off, Cruise Control, etc…) during the VPI cycle of the product.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Product Configuration (Tuning)

  • Vehicle Validation

  • Present findings

  • Troubleshooting issues

  • Documentation (Creating and Revising Guide & Test Plans)

  • On-Board Diagnostic (OBD) Reviews

Detailed Position Overview

This product focused position tailors electronic systems for Cummins products. People in these positions will configure (tune), integrate, test, and release software, electronic control units, tools, sensors, actuators, and harnesses into an electronic system that controls the operation of Cummins’ products in a variety of customer applications.

Investigates electronic application and systems problems, understands causal mechanisms, recommends appropriate action, owns problem resolution and documents results.

Applies and improves electronic application and systems development processes and tools. Processes include system specification, modelling and simulation, calibration, Design Verification Plan and Report (DVP&R), and troubleshooting. Tools include Simulink, calibration tools, and PTC Integrity .

Obtains input and negotiates with product and software development teams and delivers control system designs, verified and calibrated software features and builds to product teams.

Makes decisions in the areas of electronic systems design, requirements, calibration, and test that impact the quality and performance of calibrated subsystems and feature classes of electronic subsytems.

Responsible for review of less-experienced developers/testers’ work to ensure robust, reusable, and efficient design.

Provides 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.

Delivers independent execution of established and emerging work processes and systems, while still developing technology or product knowledge.

Leads the development and improvement of work processes and systems across a functional discipline area within a business unit site.

Coordinates and directs work amongst technicians and temporary student employees, assists in the transfer of knowledge to lesser experienced engineers through either indirect (scope of influence) or direct management of a small, local group of engineers.

Provides support and guidance to influence technical direction within a project team and continues to develop proficiency in the competency areas critical to success in the role.

Operates as a recognized specialist in a discipline or product area within the immediate team.


Education, Licenses, Certifications

College, university, or equivalent Bachelor's degree in Engineering or other relevant technical disciplines is required.

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


Prior Senior or Lead Engineer equivalent work experience in a relevant discipline area is required with a demonstrated track record of technical problem solving and quality decision making. Knowledge of MS Office tools is preferred

  • Understanding of Machine Integration group workflow and in-depth knowledge of Machine Features. 3 - 5 years of experience required

  • Experience in all aspects of feature tuning and calibration development, validation and release. 3 - 5 years of experience required

  • Expert knowledge of OBD 3 Step and 8Step processes

  • Understanding of complex vehicle systems to include electrified vehicle architecture and component integration/operation.

  • Experience with Electric, Hybrid and Autonomous applications

  • Experience working with ADASIS and telematics systems required

  • Expert understanding of J1939 SAE protocol for CAN communications

  • Good understanding and knowledge of analysis tools such as FMEA, DFMEA, FTA, etc

  • Experience with data acquisition using Cummins tools such as Calterm and industry standards such as Vector Canape and INCA

  • Experience and expert level knowledge on engineering tools such as Matlab/Simulink, CANalyzer, PCAN View


Primary Location United States-Indiana-Columbus-US, IN, Columbus, General Office Building

Job Type Experienced - Exempt / Office

Recruitment Job Type Exempt - Experienced

Job Posting Oct 17, 2022, 4:02:02 PM

Unposting Date Ongoing

Organization Corporate

Req ID: 210003WM