Cummins Inc. Senior Controls Engineer - Technical Advisor in Columbus, Indiana

Senior Controls Engineer - Technical Advisor


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 Columbus for a Senior Controls Engineer. 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:

Lead a team that develops and implements controls features as part of a Technology Development or Technology Integration Project.

Follow controls feature development process.

Support activities required for successful product/documentation hand-off to VPI.

Collaborate with key VPI, CPE and controls customers and enable team to do the same.

Development of engine system control or diagnostics algorithms plan.

Participate as a capable team member of the core team which comprises cross functional team leads.

Plan the work and resources for projects to accomplish the project objectives.

Assign work and deadlines to team members.

Maintain thorough documentation and disclosure of appropriate control systems components.

Cross-functional training and support of controls and CPE engineers per needs.

Actively participate in cross-functional team discussions representing the controls function.

Additional Responsibilities Unique to this Position:

The Advanced Engineering Controls Department is seeking a Controls and Diagnostics Systems Engineer to conduct research and development activities in the area of control and diagnostic system design, associated sub-functions such as air handling, aftertreatment, fuel delivery, electrical power management systems, vehicle integration, etc. This position will focus on controls development and vehicle integration for a Technology Development program within Cummins Research & Technology. The successful candidate will join an exciting cross-functional team responsible for evaluating options for new products. The individual will be involved with proposing and evaluating technology concepts, prototype system creation, control system development, and vehicle integration for technology demonstration. Successful candidates will have a range of experience in Cummins algorithms and controls-related tool chain together with more in-depth experience in one or more relevant technical areas either from University research work or professional experience.

The Advanced Engineering Controls Department is responsible for the development, evaluation, and implementation of new controls and diagnostics technologies for future products; serving various business units of Cummins Inc. The successful candidate will provide technical contribution in a team environment responsible for the design, qualification, and validation of modern control systems for various diesel and spark-ignited engine related applications. The candidate will cooperate with experts in combustion, exhaust aftertreatment, mechanical development, and systems integration to create the clean, efficient, dependable, and durable diesel or spark-ignited powertrains of the future. Individuals with a strong drive towards problem solving and excited about collaborating with top talent technologists worldwide are strongly encouraged to apply.





Coach & Develop - Solid understanding of change management processes, systems and tools. Applies change management processes and tools to help self and others manage change. Keeps others informed of and involved in change through planned communications. Applies change management processes and tools to help self and others manage changes on relatively small


Design for Six Sigma - At the core of Design for Six Sigma is a process based on critical parameter management and statistical

management using a capability growth index. Obtained a trained Green Belt or trained Black Belt certification. For further

details see SkillTrack TE-PE1-446

Design for Six Sigma - At the core of Design for Six Sigma is a process based on critical parameter management and statistical

management using a capability growth index. Obtained a trained Green Belt or trained Black Belt certification.

Mechanical Design & Performance Requirements - This skill set describes the ability to understand, specify, and validate requirements for the design of electronic components. Knowledge expected: An understanding of how electronic designs respond to mechanical environment conditions and methods required to validate designs for a specific environment. Understands the underlying principles, techniques, and procedures for mechanical design of electronic hardware. Able to converse fluently with suppliers on subject matter.

The skills will include one or more of the following;

Analog Circuit Design - Analog circuit design at Cummins focuses on electronic hardware for control and/or power conversion systems. A person with this skill designs/ analyzes: actuator driver, power supply, signal conditioning (digital), analog and frequency type sensors, and system power bus/ grounding. Has performed analog circuit design on several boards of moderate to high complexity and part count. Has knowledge and experience with analog tools and process. Routinely resolves circuit functional and performance issues with analysis, simulation, and testing.

Digital Circuit Design - Digital circuit design is the skill set necessary to understand, specify, analyze, and design digital electronic circuits or devices. Skills include: knowledge of bi-state digital components, ability to memory map devices to a microprocessor, ability to perform timing analysis, ability to design digital circuit boards of moderate complexity which involve analysis and schematic capture. A Hardware Engineer will have detailed knowledge and experience with the tools and processes of this field and could resolve circuit functional and performance issues with analysis, simulation, and testing.

Harness & Interconnect Design - Harness and interconnect design involves specification and selection of : connectors, wire gauge, length, routing, tie-down, and protection mechanisms. A harness designer will know principles, techniques, procedures, fail modes/symptoms and can repair, service, or select connectors with appropriate sub-components. Can perform harness / interconnect design effectively with minimum supervision, knows different connector systems used on Cummins' engines and can recommend the proper connector systems or cable type for specific applications. Familiar with the documents governing harness design or connector service.

Electronic Component Specifications - The purpose of this skill is to provide high quality specifications for electronic components (e.g., electronic control modules, actuators, and sensors) that ensure our suppliers design and manufacture electronic components that delight our customers for reliability and cost. Also, ensure our customers' issues and concerns are addressed before the component is designed. Related skills include electromagnetic compatibility (EMC), mechanical environmental requirements, analog circuit design, and digital circuit design. Routinely defines and generates specifications for

electronic components.

Diagnostics - Can apply diagnostics for component health and for monitoring engine and subsystem performance (coolant temperature, oil pressure, EGR flow, turbo performance, etc.). Troubleshoot diagnostics problems, make minor diagnostics design changes, develops simple algorithms, calibrates algorithms using tuning guide, performs testing against a test plan and prepares certification documentation.

Electrical Environmental Requirements - This skill involves the ability to understand, specify, and manipulate the characteristics of an electrical system with the goal of providing a system that will not be damaged or exhibit unacceptable performance during normal operation and potential failure modes. Skill users understand the underlying principles, techniques and procedures. Can participate with component design teams (such as control module) in defining electronic environments.

Embedded Software Design - Embedded software design consists of aspects such as architectural design, abstract specification and interface design, component design, data structure design, and algorithm design. Uses embedded software design appropriately as part of work. Understands the underlying principles, techniques, and procedures. Creates appropriate

design documentation for review.

Electromagnetic Analysis – The ability to calculate and analyze electromagnetic fields is a fundamental requirement of this role. This requires an understanding of the principles governing the interaction of electrical and magnetic fields, generally determined by Maxwell's equations.An electromagnetic designer will be capable of designing and analyzing electromagnetically any topology of electrical machines. This will include the magnetic and electrical circuits of the stator and rotor, as well as the loss mechanisms associated with each of this circuits.The electromagnetic designer will be able to put this knowledge to practical use when analyzing, fault finding or improving existing electrical machines. The electromagnetic designer will have an understanding of the limitations and practicalities of interfacing the electromagnetic and mechanical components of an electrical machine. The tools required for this role are:-- Manual and Parametric Lumped Parameter Networks-- Two-Dimensional Finite Element Analysis-- Three-Dimensional Finite Elements Analysis

Rotating Electrical Machines – An understanding of the general theory of operation of rotating electrical machines. Also, an understanding of the practicalities of operation of a rotating electrical machine. Synchronous machines with wound field, salient and cylindrical rotors, induction machines - understanding of operation and function of induction machines, Permanent magnet machine- understanding of electrical machines with Permanent magnets as source of fieldAxial flux machines -understanding topology of axial flux machines and similarities and different from other topologiesOther specific types of electrical machines - fundamental similarities and difference of other types of electrical machines from the ones mentioned above, For example; Transverse flux machines, flux switching machines, switched reluctance machines

Electrical Circuit Design - Understanding the principles of electric circuit theory - Ohm, Norton, Thevenin, Faraday, Lenz and practicalities of applying these theorems to products. Application of this to design and analyze winding in rotor and stator of electrical machines Execution of the winding diagrams based on the existing constructive elements. A.C. winding diagram interpretation. Design, redesign, D.C. concentrated coils execution, A.C. coils execution for low and high voltage.

Performance Simulation – Use of mathematic models and computer aided engineering/scientific design tools such as MATLAB/Simulink, MATH CAD etc to simulate steady state, dynamic and transient operation of an electrical machine.

Electrical Power Systems – Understanding of the principles of electrical systems in power generation industry, such as distributed/embedded power generation, conventional centralised power generation, islanded/standalone power system etc. Understanding for power generation, transmission, and distribution systems. Knowledge of power systems & analysis and how the electrical generator performance are influenced when they are connected to power systems.


Significant level of relevant work experience required. Ten or more years experience in a similar discipline expected.

Required Education, Licenses or Certifications

Master's degree or equivalent advanced degree in Engineering required.

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.

Ready to think beyond your desk? Apply for this opportunity to start your career with Cummins today.


Primary Location United States-Indiana-Columbus-US, IN, Columbus, Cummins Tech Center

Job Type Experienced - Professional / Office

Recruitment Job Type Professional - Experienced

Job Posting Feb 2, 2018, 3:29:28 PM

Unposting Date Ongoing

Req ID: 180000CJ