Cummins Inc. Lead Design Drafter - Hourly in Shoreview, Minnesota

Lead Design Drafter - Hourly


Project Design and Implementation Engineering designs and implements custom projects involving the integration of diesel and natural gas generators, switchgear, Combined Heat & Power systems and controls automation systems. This position is a design drafting position that will work on electrical systems for switchgear, controls and CHP systems. The position requires an extensive experience and capability in AutoCAD Electrical and its associated drafting automation tools and reports.

  • Develop CAD models of very complex components and assemblies, and revise existing CAD drawings which require very extensive interpretation of practices and procedures.

  • Provide design concepts and recommend design alternatives in alignment with product design requirements.

  • Work independently with little work direction from Engineering Managers, Technical Project Leaders, and Responsible Design Engineers.

  • Lead and coordinate product design work in conjunction with the Engineering Manager or Technical Project Leader.

  • Recognized as a product segment subject matter expert.

  • Complete other tasks as assigned.

  • Participate in the selection of new processes, equipment, and tools.

  • Frequent interaction with external customers and suppliers.

  • Participate in engineering project planning meetings to be the voice of Design Drafters.

  • Recognize own deficiencies and works to improve own skills.

  • Recognized as a Subject Matter Expert in Drafting and Design related subjects including Drafting Standards, Design Standards, Work Instructions, Policies and Procedures.

Coach and mentor less experienced Design Drafters.


  • Associates technical degree in engineering or related field from an accredited program.

  • Advanced technical experience required.

  • Proven technical expertise utilizing Cummins design processes, tools and practices. Demonstrated product design knowledge in one or more product business segments.

  • Fully proficient with the principles, techniques, and procedures related to a wide range of mechanical and/or electrical product design methodologies and processes utilized by Cummins (harnesses, schematics, castings, fabrication, machining, etc.).

  • Fully proficient with the principles, techniques, and procedures and effective utilization of CAD Data Management and Product Lifecycle Management methods, systems, and/or applications.

  • Effective written and verbal communication skills (communicating to internal and external customers, peers, stakeholders, etc.). Must be able to communicate effectively to all levels of employees in the organization

  • Broad to high level knowledge of Microsoft Office (Excel & Word) and operating computer systems.

This position will be additionally responsible as a lead design drafter to ensure all project design is done on-time and correct for all switchgear projects. The position will be responsible for coaching and assisting other designers with peer reviews and checking. This position will also be responsible for all design work assigned directly for on-time and quality. In addition the tool responsibilities for AutoCAD Electrical interfacing with the IT department and tool development will be in this role.

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Primary Location United States-Minnesota-Minneapolis-US, MN, Shoreview, CPG Headquarters Victoria St

Job Type Experienced - Professional / Office

Recruitment Job Type Office

Job Posting Sep 11, 2017, 10:20:20 AM

Unposting Date Ongoing

Req ID: 170005K5