Cummins Inc. Engineering Aide Specialist in Cookeville, Tennessee

Engineering Aide Specialist


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Our Cummins Filtration designs, manufactures and distributes heavy-duty air, fuel, hydraulic and lube filtration.

This is an exciting opportunity in Cookeville, TN for an Engineering Aide Specialist. Cummins USA is where you can work on industry leading projects.

Your impact will happen in these and other ways:

  • Supports test engineering with new product testing

  • Independently develops new test methods

  • Evaluates test results and communicates test results to a customer; Acts as a primary point-of-contact for test interpretation

  • Develops standard work practices and instructions in support of ISO17025/TS16949/ISO14001/COS/LOFE initiatives

  • Independently leads a subset of test stand installation, troubleshooting and setup, and the upkeep and maintenance of laboratory equipment

  • Provides support/recommendations to test engineering for equipment supplier evaluation and qualification, equipment and facility updates, and instrument specification

  • Manages operational functions of test engineering through supply inventory, scheduling, and ordering

  • Independently constructs test equipment

  • Provides non-standard technician training.Acts as the point-of-contact for related questions

  • Acts as a point-of-contact between the lab operations and test engineering groups for preventative maintenance (PM), calibration, and equipment troubleshooting

  • Supports ISO17025/TS16949/ISO14001 initiatives including following standard work practices/instructions

  • Configures and operates data acquisition systems and instrumentation

  • Assists in cleanliness/5S practices

  • Facilitates and completes unique test article fixturing and testing for Liquid PPT projects (55% time commitment) – Hands on laboratory work

  • Facilitates and builds prototypes (30% time commitment) – Cross-functional interaction

  • Works with the Liquid PPT group, dividing time equally between Fuel and Lube development, to develop test schedules, execute testing, report/present results along with collaborating with the PPT group to solve challenges and delays

  • Improves testing throughput by balancing testing requests with no degradation in data quality

  • Brainstorms and collaborates with Liquid PPT to develop and evaluate new testing methods, Design of Experiments (DOE), product technologies, and manufacturing processes

  • Makes critical observations, analyzes results and draws conclusions from results

  • Performs special projects as assigned


Skills and Experience Required:


  • Able to become proficient at operating

  • Viscometer, titrators, IFT equipment, FTIR, and particle counters

  • Liquid R&T test stands and instrumentation, post processing data acquired from Liquid R&T stands (Excel), and prototype building

  • In-depth understanding of the functioning of test equipment used to perform tests and the contribution of the test equipment to the validity of the test results

  • Knowledge of the functioning of the product under test to assess the contribution of the product to the validity of the test results

  • Fully proficient in calibration processes, procedures, and theory; Understands and troubleshoots calibration processes

  • Creative, flexible, and proactive


Minimum four years of relevant experience from higher education and/or employment in related field, or 6 years of relevant work experience.

Required Education, Licenses or Certifications

  • Minimum of High School Diploma or General Educational Development (GED) required

  • Associate’s or Technical degree from an accredited program or higher, or comparable work experience preferred

  • Department of Labor Certification preferred

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-Tennessee-Cookeville-US, TN, Cookeville, Fleetguard

Job Type Experienced - Exempt / Office

Recruitment Job Type Office

Job Posting Aug 1, 2018, 2:16:00 PM

Unposting Date Ongoing

Req ID: 1800049I