Cummins Inc. Hardware Engineer in Columbus, Indiana
Functional Safety Hardware Engineer
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Our Product Safety 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 Columbus, IN for a Functional Safety Hardware Engineer. Cummins USA is where you can work on industry leading projects.
Your impact will happen in these and other ways:
Establishing, owning, and maintaining hardware design structures and elements that meet functional safety goals and independence from impact with standard controls design development quality management.
Manages review of electronic control hardware products that are integrated to comply with system architecture plans to meet safety integrity level design goals
Manages review of the hardware elements in the product and the controller coverage to meet latent hardware fault metrics to the intended safety integrity level of the control products. This includes latent detections of functional safety related circuits as well as microprocessors used in the design
Contributes to the creation and maintenance of hardware software functional safety interface requirements and design support.
Manages and executes plans for creation, tracking and documentation to meet qualification of area hardware components to functional safety work standards
This applied technology position creates electronic hardware that is integral to Cummins’ products. People in these positions will typically develop and validate electronic sensors, actuators, control units or harnesses to ensure the consistent operation of Cummins’ products in a variety of customer applications
Investigates electronic hardware problems, understands causal mechanisms, recommends appropriate action, owns problem resolution and documents results
Applies and improves electronic hardware development processes and tools. Processes include basic problem solving techniques (5 phase, 7 step, 8D or similar), design for EMC robustness, design for manufacturing, familiarity with embedded electronic hardware development process, requirements analysis. Tools include worst case analysis, circuit simulation (Saber, Cadence PSpice, or equivalent), DFMEA/PFMEA, Fault Tree Analysis (FTA), schematic capture, PCB layout (Mentor Graphics, Zuken, or equivalent), Specification Compliance Matrix (or equivalent)
Obtains input and negotiates with electronic suppliers and software development teams and delivers prototype hardware to application engineering teams.
Makes decisions in the areas of hardware requirements, design, validation and test that impact unit cost, functionality, and prototype delivery
Responsible for review of less-experienced developers/testers’ work to ensure robust, reusable, and efficient design
Provides independent leadership of smaller business impact projects or ownership of complex components, products, systems or services with greater elements of ambiguity over the senior or lead engineer level and with full accountability to the project team.
Delivers independent execution of established and emerging work processes and systems, while still developing technology or product knowledge.
Leads the development and improvement of work processes and systems across a functional discipline area within a business unit site.
This position will be responsible managing details of delivering functional safety support with primary focus on delivery and impacts to Cummins' electronics hardware
The role will include cross-functional work with internal technical departments. It will include communication with internal and external customers
Skills and Experience Required:
Design and Application of Digital Electronics - Specifies components and architectures of electronic control units; applies electronic control units in Cummins' products.
Design and Application of Mechatronics Systems - Specifies electronic hardware and interconnections that measure and control systems; applies electronic hardware and interconnections in Cummins' products.
Mechanical Design of Electrical Systems - Creates electrical system or electronics-based design or architecture concepts through specific knowledge of electrified (or electrical-based) systems to ensure a system design that adheres to both Cummins and customer expectations.
Product Failure Mode Avoidance - Mitigates potential product failure modes, by identifying interfaces, functions, functional requirements, interactions, control factors, noise factors, and prioritized potential failure modes and potential failure causes for the system of interest to effectively and efficiently improve the reliability of Cummins’ products.
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.
Product Verification and Validation Management - Coordinates the development of design verification and system validation plans from a variety of inputs to identify failure modes while managing risk and relative priority; evaluates analytical and experimental test results following engineering principles to verify that products meet internal technical requirements and to validate that design solutions meet customer needs; produces recommendations with technical documentation to support product decisions.
Decision quality - Making good and timely decisions that keep the organization moving forward.
Drives results - Consistently achieving results, even under tough circumstances.
Communicates effectively - Developing and delivering multi-mode communications that convey a clear understanding of the unique needs of different audiences.
Builds networks - Effectively building formal and informal relationship networks inside and outside the organization.
Resourcefulness - Securing and deploying resources effectively and efficiently.
Manages complexity - Making sense of complex, high quantity, and sometimes contradictory information to effectively solve problems.
Education, Licenses, Certifications
College, university, or equivalent Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering or Computer Science Engineering
Must be willing to achieve ISO 26262 functional safety certification to fulfill functional safety hardware role
At least 5 years post education of prior Senior or Lead Engineer equivalent work experience in a relevant discipline area with a demonstrated track record of technical problem solving and quality decision making.
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.
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-Indiana-Columbus-US, IN, Columbus, Corporate Office Building
Job Type Experienced - Exempt / Office
Recruitment Job Type Exempt - Experienced
Job Posting Oct 19, 2018, 8:37:18 AM
Unposting Date Ongoing
Req ID: 180006OM