Cummins Inc. VPI SYSTEMS RELIABILITY SPECIALIST in Columbus, Indiana
VPI SYSTEMS RELIABILITY SPECIALIST
This product risk focused position manages critical reliability activities within new product development in order to meet customer and business reliability expectations. People in this position execute and/or facilitate activities needed to prevent and detect failures and improve reliability. This position may also assist in establishing, maintaining and continuously improving common, global tools and methods used to assess and improve product reliability.
Obtains input and negotiates with new product technical and core teams and delivers plans to meet critical reliability deliverables to new product development leadership.
Makes decisions in the areas of product problem prevention, detection and correction that impact overall new product reliability.
Applies and improves processes such as quantitative reliability analysis and failure reporting and corrective action systems and 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.
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 Failure Reporting and Corrective/Preventive Action Systems - Defines and leads a process to record, prioritize, and resolve product failures using cross-functional reviews, rigorous problem solving methods, failed parts transfer processes, data management tools, and project management practices to effectively and efficiently improve the reliability of the product.
Product Function Modeling, Simulation and Analysis - Impacts product design decisions through the utilization and/or interpretation of computational tools and methods that predict the capability of a product's function relative to its system, sub-system and/or component level requirements.
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 Reliability and Reliability Risk Management - Plans and manages critical reliability activities during new product development by preventing failures before hardware, detecting failures before the customer does, and improving products before production in order to release a reliable and durable product; evaluates key technical and program measures to assess the launch readiness of a new product using prescribed indicators, measures, risk scales and methods of tracking to focus attention on metrics to reduce risk and improve reliability.
Quantitative Reliability Analysis - Analyzes failure data from existing and/or new products by establishing failure rate models for use in assessing the feasibility of meeting reliability targets, comparing the reliability of product alternatives, estimating reliability and product coverage costs, identifying emerging issues, or verifying that improvements implemented have had the desired reliability improvement.
Reliability Test Planning - Develops and analyzes a test plan acknowledging the relationship among reliability, sample size, distribution parameters and confidence; develops system level reliability test plan by considering schedule, number of units, applications, noises, and locations to find unknown failure modes to improve reliability; creates an accelerated test plan by increased use, overstress testing, or combining multiple stresses to build and extrapolate a model to estimate reliability under normal use conditions.
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.
Demonstrated ability to drive an appropriate level of constructive, cross-functional conflict and collaboration into VPI programs to assure that key product quality risks and issues are identified and addressed to prevent those issues from reaching our customers
Demonstrated ability to form strong partnerships across the engineering, supply chain quality, finance, and VPI program leadership functions to:
Establish key program reliability targets based on the scope, schedule, and resources available
Drive collaboration to identify and address gaps between program scope and key reliability targets
Identify and mitigate/resolve risks and issues to allow us to meet our program targets
Be a leader in the organization with regards to Product Problem Solving (7-Step) excellence to drive CES towards robust problem solving and solution validation/implementation
Demonstrated ability to communicate complex reliability data, assumptions, and conclusions in a concise manner
Demonstrated project management experience and capabilities to drive clear issue/risk mitigation and resolution action plans
Demonstrated knowledge and experience with the iDFMEA process to identify functional product quality risks that can then be mitigated by appropriate design or detection actions
Ability to integrate key aspects of Cummins Reliability Standard Work (RSW) into overall product knowledge to help the organization prioritize key product improvement activities
Primary Location United States-Indiana-Columbus-US, IN, Columbus, Commons Office Building
Job Type Experienced - Exempt / Office
Recruitment Job Type Exempt - Experienced
Job Posting Nov 5, 2023, 10:00:00 PM
Unposting Date Ongoing
Organization Cummins Emission Solutions
Role Category Hybrid - Potential for Partial Remote
Relocation Package Ineligible
Req ID: 23000A7L