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Cummins Inc. Injector Development Engineer - Tech Specialist in Columbus, Indiana

Injector Development Engineer - Tech Specialist


This product focused position performs established technical tasks at the sub-system and/or component level for current and future products within a given business unit or corporate area. This involves work across many steps in the product life cycle. Because of the product centered nature of this position, they are very often a central point of coordination and decision making between product line engineers, customer teams, systems engineers, purchasing, suppliers and manufacturing.

Obtains input from stakeholders such as technical managers, project leaders, other product and manufacturing engineers and supplier partners to deliver information and recommendations that lead to quality product decisions.

Applies academic knowledge and existing experience to take action and make decisions that progress projects forward without sacrificing project quality expectations. Examples of these decisions include day to day project details, analysis or test work instruction details, coordination across discipline areas that are necessary to make quality progress.

Applies and improves processes such as Engineering Standard Work (ESW), iDFMEA, Failure Incident Review Group (FIRG) and tools such as 7-step problem solving, design review checklist and other specialized tools required to support the processes and enable high quality decision making.

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 Injector Development Engineer - Tech Specialist to join our team specializing in Engineering for our Components Business Segment in Columbus IN, and Hybrid to your remote home office.

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

  • Will globally support the Injector Development team in the USA, India, & China

  • This position will be responsible for leading and coordinating technical development of the Injector Development team

  • Work closely with Project Leaders & their team within Cummins to provide technical expertise and guidance on their programs

  • Provide support in taking Project Leaders technical requirements and creating workable solutions

  • Will be responsible for coordinating all development activities, including all validation work related to injector development

  • Help to provide new ideas and workable designs solutions that will create a more efficient project process



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.

Product Failure Mode Avoidance - Mitigates potential product failure modes, by identifying interfaces, functions, functional requirements, interactions, control factors, noise factors, and prioritized potential failure modes and potential failure causes for the system of interest to effectively and efficiently improve the reliability of Cummins’ products.

Product Development Execution, Monitoring and Control - Plans, schedules, coordinates and executes the activities involved in developing a product to a respectively aligned hierarchy of requirements and technical profiles; monitors and communicates across functional boundaries to meet project resource and quality expectations; ensures product capability meets or exceeds expectations and takes mitigating actions when project risks are higher than expected; understands the full product life cycle process and stakeholders.

Technical Documentation - Documents information based on knowledge gained as part of technical function activities; communicates to stakeholders with the goal of enabling improved technical productivity and effective knowledge transfer to others who were not originally part of the initial learning.

Technical Documentation - Documents information based on knowledge gained as part of technical function activities; communicates to stakeholders with the goal of enabling improved technical productivity and effective knowledge transfer to others who were not originally part of the initial learning.

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.

In charge of transforming customer requirements into actions to ensurethat the projects meet the customer expectations. Work very close with theTPL’s to understand the program requirements and deliveries.

Applies technical expertise on complex components or projects withminimal supervision.

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

Negotiate schedules and deliverables as need it to have a positiveimpact on the projects.

Participates as a key contributor and is accountable for projectsuccess.

Responsible to release a stable architecture through the VPI process(BOM & prints)

Put the customer first – Support the FIRG process / 7 Step ProductProblem Solving Process

Verifies design using analysis and or functional testing, interpretsresults, drives decisions, and assesses risk

Proposes innovative initiatives, minimize proliferation of components.

Verifies design using analysis and or functional testing, interpretsresults, drives decisions and assesses risk

Work with suppliers and with the support areas (ALD, purchasing, SQI,performance, manufacturing and VPI) to make sure all are connected to theproject objectives

Experience in design tools, like CREO, IDFMEA, 7 Steps, P-Diagram, etc.

Innovate - Generate new ideas, Robust Design

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

  • Must have a College or University degree in Mechanical Engineering or related field of study

  • Masters Degree in Mechanical Engineering or related field of study is highly desirable

  • Must have at least a minimum of 4 years working in a similar or related role

  • Must be able to work with minimal supervision

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, Fuel Systems Business

Job Type Experienced - Exempt / Office

Recruitment Job Type Exempt - Experienced

Job Posting Jun 6, 2022, 10:47:37 AM

Unposting Date Ongoing

Organization Cummins Electronics and Fuel Systems

Req ID: 220003R7