Cummins Inc. Black Belt, Cummins (Renton, Washington or Irvine, California) in Renton, Washington

Black Belt, Cummins (Renton, Washington or Irvine, California)


No, this isn't one of those ordinary jobs.

Cummins is a team of dependable, innovative thinkers, who are empowered to generate and deliver solutions for customers, community and environment. Our employees develop their careers through the challenges only a diverse, global innovator can promise. This is a collaborative culture where thinking beyond your desk is more than part of the job. It is the job.

This is what we call Working Right.

Our Cummins Sales and Service organization delivers reliable, durable, high performing products to our global partners. Working in an innovative space, you’ll develop high tech solutions that will fuel your advanced career skill set and empower you to own your career. Our integrated businesses demand the talents and creativity of individuals with a wide range of skills and experience.

We are seeking a Six Sigma Black Belt to plan, facilitate and lead process improvement projects applying Six Sigma methodologies. This position may be based in either Renton, Washington or Irvine, California.

Other duties include:

  • Provides support for regional initiatives through analysis and project management.

  • Ensures sustainable improvements through scheduled, closed project audits.

  • Provides support to Business Improvement Leadership.

  • Implements and monitors strategic improvement initiatives across a variety of business applications. Champions Six Sigma processes and methodology.

  • Partners with business stakeholders to identify continuous process improvement initiatives.

  • Manages and ensures successful project deployment and completion.

  • Coaches process improvement project team members on Six Sigma application and on the use of applicable quality tools.

  • Keeps management apprised of project progress, budget, barriers, and issues.

  • Gathers, analyzes, and synthesizes relevant information.

  • Presents findings and implementation plans to business management partners.

  • Provides support as required to Master Black Belt.

  • Develops network with Black Belts and Master Black Belts for cross-organizational project knowledge sharing and support.

To succeed in this role, the Six Sigma Black Belt will have the following experience and skill sets:


  • Must be self-motivated with the ability to work independently.

  • Must be comfortable working with both qualitative and quantitative datasets.

  • Must have experience with change management and implementing organizational change.

  • Previous work experience and interaction with senior leadership at a single business unit/segment/entity level, preferred

  • 3 - 5 years of relevant Cummins work experience preferred


Aiag Core Tools Expectation - AIAG Core tools are seen as being fundamental in support of the automotive preferred quality system ISO/TS 16949, and delivering satisfactory product quality.

Six Sigma - This skill is concerned with DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, Control) Six Sigma: a disciplined approach to enterprise-wide quality and improvement and variation reduction using statistically-based tools.

Plan, Control And Assure Product And Process Quality - Processes for quality planning (e.g. Design Review), validation methods, and drawing interpretation. Principles of inspection sample plans, measurement types and selection of measurement tools, and metrology practices.

Quantitative Methods - Terms and basic variation/probability concepts. Data collection and summarization e.g. Histogram, box plot, run chart, etc. Tools for statistical decision making e.g. Hypothesis testing, ANOVA (Analysis of Variation). Regression and correlation analysis. DOE (Design of Experiments), SPC (Statistical Process Control) and Process capability.

Education, Licenses, Certifications

  • College, university, or equivalent degree required.

  • Six Sigma, Lean, Project Management, and Change Management Certifications preferred.

Compensation and benefits

Base salary commensurate with experience plus bonus. 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.

Cummins and E-verify

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.

Ready to help the organization? Apply for this opportunity and start your career with Cummins today.



Primary Location United States-Washington-Seattle-US, WA, Renton, Cummins Northwest Oakesdale

Job Type Experienced - Professional / Office

Recruitment Job Type Professional - Experienced

Job Posting Jan 10, 2017, 4:55:48 PM

Unposting Date Ongoing

Req ID: 160004OZ