Cummins US & Canada

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Cummins Inc. ME & Maintenance Leader/VPI Project Leader in Columbus, Indiana

ME & Maintenance Leader/VPI Project Leader


Manages the planning, designing, purchasing, and implementation of machining processes, equipment, and operating staff in an industrial plant.

Manages Machining Engineers and related departmental activities; establishes performance standards; formulates staff development plans; coaches and motivates engineering staff; provides guidance and direction on problems and issues; delegates works assignments considering employee skills and development needs.

Manages significant change initiatives related to process and equipment changes; coaches and trains line employees on new equipment.

Identifies opportunities to support continuous improvement initiatives; drives change in the department.

Provides technical consultation and advice to staff and project teams.

Works to improve equipment availability and capability by utilizing continuous improvement tools and working cross functionally.



Action oriented - Taking on new opportunities and tough challenges with a sense of urgency, high energy, and enthusiasm.

Collaborates - Building partnerships and working collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives.

Communicates effectively - Developing and delivering multi-mode communications that convey a clear understanding of the unique needs of different audiences.

Develops talent - Developing people to meet both their career goals and the organization’s goals.

Problem Solving - Solves problems using a systematic analysis process by leveraging industry standard methodologies to create problem traceability and protect the customer; determines the assignable cause; implements robust, data-based solutions; identifies the systemic root causes and recommended actions to prevent problem reoccurrence.

Project Management - Establishes and maintains the "Balanced Triangle" of Scope, Schedule and Resources for a temporary effort (a "project").

Equipment/Capital Procurement - Selects manufacturing equipment which meets the Cummins manufacturing specifications and meets the project or program needs.

Optimizes work processes - Knowing the most effective and efficient processes to get things done, with a focus on continuous improvement.

Directs work - Providing direction, delegating, and removing obstacles to get work done.

Health and Safety Fundamentals - Champions and models proactive health and safety behaviors by identifying, reporting and participating in actions to improve health and safety in order to build an interdependent culture and contribute to an injury-free workplace.

Drives engagement - Creating a climate where people are motivated to do their best to help the organization achieve its objectives.

Education, Licenses, Certifications

A STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) or related bachelor degree or higher, required.

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


Significant level of relevant work experience, including supervisory and leadership experience, required.

  • Lead & Develop the team and ensure succession planning is in place for critical roles

  • Lead critical New Product Introductions for EPA 2024/2027 changes and ensure safe launch

  • Strategic thinker for ensuring maximum asset utilization within EBU network

  • Lead machine obsolescence and refurbishment plan to ensure process longevity

  • Implement maintenance tracking systems and ensure proper manpower utilization

  • Lead down time reduction projects for the plant to improve OEE


Primary Location United States-Indiana-Columbus-US, IN, Columbus, Columbus Engine Plant

Job Type Experienced - Exempt / Office

Recruitment Job Type Exempt - Experienced

Job Posting Nov 21, 2021, 10:52:38 AM

Unposting Date Ongoing

Req ID: 210005FB