Cummins Inc. New Product Reliability Engineer - Technical Specialist in Shoreview, Minnesota

New Product Reliability Engineer - Technical Specialist


Cummins is a place big enough to coach and develop a global workforce and create the world’s leading clean, engine technology. We’re also small enough for you to find your fit and personal passion with a team of dependable, innovative thinkers who are developing their careers within a diverse, inclusive, empowering environment.

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Our Engine Business Unit 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.

This is an exciting opportunity in Shoreview, MN for a New Product Reliability Engineer - Technical Specialist. Cummins USA is where you can work on industry leading engineering projects such as New Product Development, Value Package Introduction and Systems Product Validation.

Your impact will happen in these and other ways:

  • Holds responsibility for the overall management of a reliability program across the life of the new product development cycle, including the planning, implementing, tracking, reporting, and closure of the reliability program.

  • Helps the program to balance the Cost/Quality/Delivery triangle and focus on three primary areas: the elimination of previous failures, the prevention of new failures, and the detection of current failures.

  • Applies specialized knowledge of statistical and reliability tools to analyze existing and proposed component or system reliability, and report the reliability per the customer's reporting requirements.

  • Applies specialized knowledge of accelerated life testing and life data analysis techniques to statistically quantify the reliability impact of design changes.

  • Applies specialized knowledge across various areas and projects in new product reliability standard work to ensure products meet reliability targets, including new product reliability assurance, parenting and reliability improvement plans, design failure modes and effects analysis, design verification planning and reporting, failure reporting and corrective action systems, and new product reliability assessments. Works with other engineering disciplines to resolve product issues.

  • Evaluates customer needs and aligns specifications with identified customer expectations. Applies technical expertise on complex components or projects and works under minimal supervision.

  • Leads small projects or portions of large projects. Provides technical direction for a project or a project team. Participates as a key contributor and is accountable for project success. Influences at department or program management level.

  • Provides input on program-related decisions. Proposes innovative initiatives and projects. Demonstrates depth of knowledge of engineering discipline(s) and leverages expertise on other projects.

  • Troubleshoots complex problems and recommends appropriate actions.Assists with the transfer of knowledge; coaches and mentors less experienced engineers.



Integrated Design Failure Mode And Effects Analysis (IDFMEA) - Ability to understand completed iDFMEAs, including interpretation of the boundary diagram, functional analysis, P-diagram and resulting areas of risk for the product. Ability to update existing iDFMEAs to account for a proposed product changes and to identify appropriate risk mitigation actions. Can create new iDFMEAs for a simple system, subsystem, or component.

Failure Incident Review Group (FIRG) - Leads the FIRG process for an organization and mentors others. Has experience in the setup and leadership of a the FIRG team to: establish the structure and participation, direct the database and logistic setup, and lead its implementation throughout a program. Has experience working with real problems through the 7-Step Product Process and can guide a team through the use of the problem solving tools as they relate to the process. Is able to train the 7-Step Product Problem Solving Process.

Parenting & Reliability Improvement Plans For New Products - Is able to perform parenting analysis with the assistance of a specialist, if needed. Is able to compute a parented reliability measure, compare to program target, and create a reliability improvement plan.

New Product Reliability Analysis - Is familiar with new product reliability analysis methods, including reliability growth; their assumptions; and the results they produce. Can gather appropriate input data, produce failure rate estimates, and interpret results with the assistance of a specialist. Can identify cases with atypical results and work through them with the help of a specialist or expert.

New Product Reliability Standard Work - Leads the execution of reliability standard work for a new product development program and is responsible for the completion of the following activities: new product reliability assurance, parenting and reliability improvement plans, iDFMEA, DVP&R, FIRG, and new product reliability growth and assessments. Holds reliability functional reviews or presents similar content in technical functional reviews, including key reliability measures: reliability risk assessments, product release status, DVP&R completion status, reliability testing level of detection (RPH visibility), and FIRG nine box. Participates in workgroups for new reliability methods and tool development. Trains and mentors those at the awareness and user levels.

Education, Licenses, Certifications

College, University, or equivalent degree in Engineering required. Advanced degrees are a benefit.


Intermediate level (4 plus) of relevant work experience required (min 4 years), such as responsibility for several components of a project or a complex component of a project.

Compensation and Benefits

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.

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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 Professional - Experienced

Job Posting Jul 31, 2017, 8:04:40 AM

Unposting Date Ongoing

Req ID: 1700028R