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Cummins Inc. Acoustics (Noise) Leader - Analytical and Experimental in Fridley, Minnesota

Acoustics (Noise) Leader - Analytical and Experimental


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We are looking for a talented Acoustics (Noise) Leader - Analytical and Experimental to join our team specializing in Cummins Power systems engineering for our Power generation business segment in Fridley, MN.

Your impact will happen in these and other ways:

  • Work requires a broad knowledge in the acoustics area. The position will be in a leadership role with the ability to influence design, programs, and acoustics strategy.

  • Obtains input and negotiates with Design, Thermal Sciences, Materials and Product Validation as well as vendors and delivers key structural performance parameters like motion, load, natural frequencies, stress, design margin, life, sound power to Design and Product Validation as well as vendors.

  • Uses systems knowledge and expertise to make decisions in the area of acoustic testing and data analysis that impact acoustical performance (motion, load, natural frequencies, stress, design margin, life, sound power) of components and systems.

  • Creates, manages, improves and applies testing and measurement methods that determine acoustical performance to support the processes and enable high quality decision making.

  • Provides problem resolution leadership for complex systems with a high degree of ambiguity and often global business impact. Leads the development and improvement of work processes and systems across function(s) within a global business unit or managing improvement across business units.

Education, Licenses, Certifications

Bachelors' Degree in Mechanical Engineering is required, but a Master of Science degree or PhD in Acoustics (Mechanical Engineering) is preferred.


Prior Technical Specialist/Specialist Engineering equivalent work experience (7 plus years)

in focused areas of acoustics with engine/generator systems or similar equipment. This should include both experimental testing and simulation in acoustics.

  • Preferred candidates would have a mix of experience using MS Office tools, Matlab, LabVIEW, nCode, Siemens Test.Lab’ ansys and Windows operating systems.

  • Experience in leading projects that involve the acoustics/noise simulation and testing of engine/genset systems or components (or similar equipment) for noise and vibration work. Work requires a broad knowledge in the acoustics area.

  • Influences at department or program management level, with global involvement.

  • Demonstrates depth of knowledge in acoustics and leverages expertise across components, sub-systems, and systems. Develop technologies to meet the noise limits in national and international directives, codes, standards, and regulations.

  • Experience with acoustic noise modeling software packages using Boundary Elements, Finite Elements and Statistical Energy Analysis. Experience with Siemens SimCenter 3D and ESI VA One preferred.

  • Strong leadership skills with experience in managing people preferred.

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Primary Location United States-Minnesota-Minneapolis-US, MN, Fridley, Cummins Power Generation

Job Type Experienced - Exempt / Office

Recruitment Job Type Exempt - Experienced

Job Posting Jul 22, 2021, 12:53:04 PM

Unposting Date Ongoing

Req ID: 2100021I