Cummins Inc. Internal Machine Validation Technical Specialist in Columbus, Indiana
Internal Machine Validation Technical Specialist
We are looking for a talented Machine Validation Technical Specialist to join our team specializing in Engineering for our Business Segment or Corporate Organization in Columbus, Indiana/ Your home office.
In this role, you will make an impact in the following ways:
This product focused position verifies and validates the functionality of Cummins’ products across a wide range of customer requirements, across a variety of applications, in various environments. This work plans, tracks, and evaluates results from a wide range of analyses and functional tests to assess product risk and performance. These results are expected to drive quality decisions and proactively resolve product issues before the product reaches the customer.
Obtains input and negotiates with Design Verification Plan and Report (DVP&R) stakeholders to define technical requirements and delivers an optimized subsystem-based analytical and experimental verification plan to the program or project team.
Makes decisions in the areas of verification and validation that impact product performance, reliability, and durability.
Investigates and addresses potential system concerns or issues, understands causal mechanisms, recommends appropriate action, owns problem resolution and documents results with guidance from more experienced team members.
Applies and improves processes such as technical requirements, iDFMEA, Engineering Standard Work (ESW), DVP&R optimization, test standards, and problem solving and tools such as Integrity, Microsoft Power BI, and McParts 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.
To be successful in this role you will need the following:
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 Interface Management and Integration - Identifies and analyzes the interfaces and interactions across system boundaries by specifying the requirements and limits to ensure that the product meets requirements; controls the interactions across the system element boundaries by making sure that they remain within specified limits; integrates system elements by creating an integration plan, including identification of method and timing for each activity to make it easier to find, isolate, diagnose, and correct.
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 Test Integration and Optimization - Develops a physics-based understanding of customer duty cycles via damage modeling, using real world collected data representative of the full range of customer usage; compares analytical and experimental results and resolves differences to maintain calibrated analytical models; generates experimental testing plans that deliver optimal analysis and test coverage.
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.
Builds networks - Effectively building formal and informal relationship networks inside and outside the organization.
Communicates effectively - Developing and delivering multi-mode communications that convey a clear understanding of the unique needs of different audiences.
Decision quality - Making good and timely decisions that keep the organization moving forward.
Drives results - Consistently achieving results, even under tough circumstances.
Manages complexity - Making sense of complex, high quantity, and sometimes contradictory information to effectively solve problems.
Resourcefulness - Securing and deploying resources effectively and efficiently.
Education, Licenses, Certifications-
College, university, or equivalent bachelor's degree in engineering or appropriate STEM field is required.
Post-graduate (Master's) degree relevant to this discipline area may be required for select roles.
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.
The Internal Machine Validation (IMV) team is responsible to work with EBU programs to identify and execute plans and processes to appropriately evaluate engine, aftertreatment, and powertrain systems in their intended mission, in order to ensure a reliable and robust product launch. Additional responsibilities of this opening include:
Exercising project management and problem-solving skills to lead multi-faceted super system testing for EBU programs.
Developing, maintaining, and providing guidance as it relates to Electronic Tools in support of EBU programs. Electronic Tools include data acquisition systems, computers, software components, utilities, applications, and software systems.
Demonstrating and driving an understanding of system interactions ranging from engines and aftertreatments to vehicles. This includes program calibrations as well as data communications, such as CAN-based networks, Cummins proprietary protocols (CPP, CLIP), SAE J1939, and others.
Utilizing data analysis skills for machine testing data mining, manipulation, and evaluation in Excel and MATLAB
Identifying and delivering Internal Machine Validation process improvements to drive team efficiency, effectiveness, and cost savings.
Exhibiting leadership and communication skills across all levels of the organization
Traveling to support EBU programs on test trips (cold and hot climates as well as altitude)
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, 6880 S International Dr
Job Type Experienced - Exempt / Office
Recruitment Job Type Exempt - Experienced
Job Posting Apr 13, 2023, 11:00:00 PM
Unposting Date Ongoing
Organization Engine Business
Role Category Hybrid - Potential for Partial Remote
Req ID: 230002YW