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Cummins Inc. Technical Specialist in Columbus, Indiana

Technical Specialist


Power Generation CPE Technical Specialist

Our culture believes in POWERING YOUR POTENTIAL . We provide global opportunities to develop your career, make your community a better place and work with today’s most innovative thinkers to solve the world’s toughest problems.

We believe in flexibility for you to explore your passions while making an impact through meaningful work within our inclusive workforce. That’s what #LifeAtCummins is all about.

We are looking for a talented Power Generation CPE Tech Specialist to join our team specializing in Engineering for our Power Systems Business in Columbus, Indiana, US.

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

  • Obtaining input and negotiates with stakeholders, such as team members, engineers from other teams, technical managers, project leaders, product and manufacturing engineers, and supplier partners and delivers information, guidance, and recommendations to support and/or make project decisions, or to provide input related to further analysis, design optimization, feasibility studies, or architecture definition.

  • Make decisions in the areas of short-term project details, such as conducting analysis, testing, and communication with stakeholders that impact and support the successful progression of projects at an impact level that is higher than for a senior or lead engineer.

  • Providing 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.

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

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

  • Coordinate and direct 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.

  • Providing 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.

  • Operating 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:

  • 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.

  • Experience in power generation application preferred

  • This role calls for current product support in engine combustion systems performance and emissions

  • Providing Subject Matter Expertise (SME) on complex technical issues pertaining to combustion systems and emissions

  • Utilizes troubleshooting processes/tools such as problem-solving skills, fault tree analysis, critical parameter management and failure mode effects & avoidance (FMEA)

  • Can lead experimental testing (test cell) work and able to apply or use simulation models for data-based engineering decisions

  • Applies project management tools to organize and manage project work schedules and track execution and completion of tasks

  • Motivated to seek and engage in process improvement opportunities (6Sigma, functional excellence, etc)

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.

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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, Commons Office Building

Job Type Experienced - Exempt / Office

Recruitment Job Type Exempt - Experienced

Job Posting Jul 20, 2022, 4:04:35 PM

Unposting Date Ongoing

Organization Power Systems Business

Req ID: 220003LA