Cummins Inc. DS&C Spark Ignition - Technical Specialist in Columbus, Indiana
DS&C Spark Ignition - Technical Specialist
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.
We are looking for a talented Electronic Systems Product Specialist to join our team specializing in Engineering for our Corporate/CBS Segment in Columbus IN and Hybrid to your remote home office.
In this role, you will make an impact in the following ways:
This role will be responsible for developing and implementing new controls and software within multiple subsystems of new and different Cummins engines
Work to develop controls algorithms to help support the new products by Cummins Spark division
Will work with different control factors to optimize performance by working to developing new controls, implementing those controls in both prototype and final production forms, collecting and analyzing data, identifying possible improvements, and other forms analysis
Help to aide in upholding the different regulatory & service requirements
Work cross-functionally with many of the different internal teams at Cummins to help produce optimal performance within different engines
Collaborate with fellow team members, performance engineers, program teams, and other various teams to discuss high level objectives, projections, and planning for the different programs that are being supported by the Controls team
Design and Application of Mechatronics Systems - Specifies electronic hardware and interconnections that measure and control systems; applies electronic hardware and interconnections in Cummins' products.
Machine Integration and Optimization - Combines various parts or sub-systems into a whole to achieve the output most desired by the customer; applies Cummins' installation requirements using our standard tools, processes and identified best practices to ensure optimization of performance, reliability, cost and quality; analyzes technical issues using proven problem-solving and troubleshooting techniques for rapid resolution.
Product Problem Solving - Solves product problems using a process that protects the customer; determines the assignable cause; implements robust, data-based solutions; and identifies the systemic root causes and recommended actions to prevent problem reoccurrence.
Product Verification and Validation Management - Develops product systems validation plans from a variety of inputs to identify failure modes, while managing product risk and relative priority; negotiates product requirements against capability to guide project scope; evaluates analytical, simulation and physical test results to verify product capability and validate requirements; assesses legacy versus proposed system solution capabilities and produces recommendations with technical documentation to support product decisions.
System Requirements Engineering - Uses appropriate methods and tools to translate stakeholder needs into verifiable requirements to which designs are developed; establishes acceptance criteria for the system of interest through analysis, allocation and negotiation; tracks the status of requirements throughout the system lifecycle; assesses the impact of changes to system requirements on project scope, schedule, and resources; creates and maintains information linkages to related artifacts.
Systems Thinking - Defines the system of interest by drawing the boundaries, identifying its context within its environment, its interfaces, and that it has a lifecycle to aid in planning the problem statement, scope and deliverables ; analyzes linkages and interactions between elements that comprise the system of interest by using appropriate methods, models and integration of outcomes to understand the system, predict its behavior and devise modifications to it in order to produce the desired effects.
Decision quality - Making good and timely decisions that keep the organization moving forward.
Drives results - Consistently achieving results, even under tough circumstances.
Communicates effectively - Developing and delivering multi-mode communications that convey a clear understanding of the unique needs of different audiences.
Builds networks - Effectively building formal and informal relationship networks inside and outside the organization.
Resourcefulness - Securing and deploying resources effectively and efficiently.
Manages complexity - Making sense of complex, high quantity, and sometimes contradictory information to effectively solve problems.
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
Development of control algorithms and diagnostics for future spark ignition (SI) products for the all-new fuel agnostic platforms (including NG, Gasoline, Propane, and H2) to enable market leading performance, ultra-low emissions capability, and significant reduction in CO2.
Define requirements for system architectures and subsystems to enable adequate controllability and diagnosability including hardware components, sensors and actuators, and control modules.
Perform simulation studies and complete analyses using plant models such as GT-Power, AVL Boost.
Collaborate with cross functional stakeholders for multiple VPI programs for global products.
Physics-based and black-box modeling for control design, diagnostics, real time estimation, and optimization
Strong systems-level understanding of typical subsystems for SI engines (air handling, aftertreatment, combustion) is preferred.
3-year industry experience or experimental based thesis project in analyzing, designing, and implementing control systems.
To be successful in this role you will need the following:
University or College degree in Engineering or related field is required
Must have at least 3 years’ experience working in a similar or related role
Must have track record of working with data, and data analysis
Experience working with Controls’ is high desirable
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, General Office Building
Job Type Experienced - Exempt / Office
Recruitment Job Type Exempt - Experienced
Job Posting May 12, 2022, 4:41:25 PM
Unposting Date Ongoing
Req ID: 220003AG