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Cummins Inc. Product Systems Design Engineer in Talent, Oregon

Product Systems Design Engineer



We are looking for a talented PRODUCT SYSTEMS DESIGN ENGINEER to join our team specializing in ENGINEERING for our NEW POWER BUSINESS UNIT in TALENT, OREGON .

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

  • Investigates Value Package Introduction (VPI) program team or field-based issues, understands causal mechanisms, recommends appropriate action, owns problem resolution from a design perspective, while documenting results with guidance from more experienced team members.

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

  • Obtains input and negotiates 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.

  • Supports design decision making in the areas of 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.

  • Owns problem resolution for moderately complex components, products, systems, subsystems or services with a greater degree of technical complexity and ambiguity over the entry level engineer level and with greater accountability to the project team.

  • Involves minimal direct management of people, but could involve the coordination and direction of work amongst technicians and/or temporary student employees.

To be successful in this role you will need the following:

  • Cross-Functional Design Integration - Translates the value package requirements that include the voices of many stakeholders into virtual designs, and communicates the capability of the design through an approved cross-functional design review.

  • Mechanical Design of Mechanical Systems - Acquires and applies an in-depth understanding of mechanical systems through working knowledge that guides a designer’s ability to create innovative and sound design concepts to meet Cummins and customer expectations; designs for requirements of all lifecycle stages by considering the customer requirements in different operating environments to ensure a robust system.

  • 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.

  • 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.

Education, Licenses, Certifications

College, university, or equivalent Bachelor's degree in Engineering or other relevant technical disciplines is required.

This position may require licensing for compliance with export controls or sanctions regulations.


Prior entry level engineering equivalent work experience in a relevant discipline area is required. Knowledge of MS Office and CREO tools is preferred

Local Title: Product Systems Design Engineer

We are looking for a candidate with a passion for Li-ion battery technology, who enjoys hands-on work, and is eager to jump in to help the team achieve goals. You will gain Li-ion battery experience working with a global team, from beautiful Southern Oregon.

A Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering is required, with academic training in thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, mechanical structures, and materials science.

Experience with the following design tools is preferred: SolidWorks, CREO, Ansys, Integrity, MATLAB, and Microsoft Office Software.

Must be able to read and interpret mechanical drawings, technical specifications and datasheets.

Electric Vehicle and/or Battery experience is a plus.

Relocation near Talent Oregon is required.

This is considered a Hybrid role – the employee will work both in the office and from home as needed.

Key Responsibilities:

-Design all components with sound engineering principles following an Analysis Led Design approach

-Release of all design components into the Cummins system

-Participate in cross-functional design reviews

-System and component level packaging and design

-Support internal and external customers with definition of key interfaces and CAD data as appropriate

-Compliance to Engineering Standard Work (ESW)

-Support System Validation team creation of DVP&R plan

-Requirements management and publication efforts

-Periodic updates on design status to program and function stakeholder teams

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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Primary Location United States-Oregon-Medford-US, OR, Talent, Brammo

Job Type Experienced - Exempt / Office

Recruitment Job Type Exempt - Experienced

Job Posting Jul 27, 2022, 10:39:25 AM

Unposting Date Ongoing

Organization New Power Business

Req ID: 220003LG