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Cummins Inc. Senior Electromagnetic Design Engineer in Columbus, Indiana

Senior Electromagnetic Design Engineer


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We are looking for a talented Product Electromagnetic Design Engineer to join our team specializing in Cummins Electrified Business Segment in Columbus, IN.

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This applied technology focused position applies specialized knowledge of engineering principles and design practices to create design concepts and mechanical design specifications considering application, cost, weight, performance, reliability, durability, manufacturing, assembly, and serviceability. This role effectively communicates the capability of a design concept to meet cross-functional requirements including adherence to engineering standards, and works effectively with other engineering and cross-functional disciplines to support resolution of product issues.

Obtains input and leads the negotiation with cross-functional and cross-discipline technical experts and senior-level designers to communicate the component and subsystem design intent through a thorough Design Review package to the Product Preceding Technology, (PPT), Value Package Introduction (VPI), or Value Package Change Request (VPCR) team requiring a such holistic assessment of various design concepts.

Leads the design decision making in the areas of component and subsystem design concept selection, concept optimization, and design specifications that impact customers targeted to be served by a given Product Preceding Technology, (PPT), Value Package Introduction (VPI), or Value Package Change Request (VPCR) initiative.

Applies processes such as Critical Design Decisions, System Design and Validation Consideration Checklist, Design Review, and tools such as iDFMEA, DVA, GD&T, CREO, and ANSYS Workbench required to enable high quality subsystem-level design decision making and design refinement.

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

Demonstrated aptitude is required. University, or equivalent associate's degree or certification in an Engineering Technology area is required. This position may require licensing for compliance with export controls or sanctions regulations. Ph.D with relevant specialization will be preferred.


Prior Senior or Lead Engineer equivalent work experience (4 plus years) in a relevant discipline area is required with a demonstrated track record of technical problem solving and quality decision making. Knowledge of MS Office and CREO tools is preferred.

Technical knowledge of permanent-magnet, induction and reluctance electric machines with proven working experience in the Automotive Industry;

  • Experience in electrical machines design attributes specification and requirement definition;

  • Experience in leading the electromagnetic design of electric machines. Ability to assess design tradeoffs and make effective recommendation to progress the design;

  • Expertise in electric machines electromagnetic design including analytical calculation, 2D and 3D simulation. Working experience with MotorCAD; Ansys Maxwell;

  • Experience of defining and using appropriate tools i.e Ansys OptiSLang to optimize the electromagnetic and electric design;

  • Understanding of electric machines thermal analysis;

  • knowledge of electric machines industrialization and manufacturing process;

  • Knowledge of electric machine interfaces with experience in electric machines control strategies and diagnostics

  • Experience with electric machines DFMEA with expertise in prevention and detection methods against critical electromagnetic and electrical design failure modes;

  • Experience in specifying electric machines validation plans.

  • Working experience with Problem Solving Techniques

  • Ability to work individually and as part of a cross functional team;

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Primary Location United States-Indiana-Columbus-US, IN, Columbus, Columbus Engine Plant

Job Type Experienced - Exempt / Office

Recruitment Job Type Exempt - Experienced

Job Posting Sep 13, 2021, 12:14:16 PM

Unposting Date Ongoing

Req ID: 210003LL