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Cummins Inc. Plant Quality Leader (On-Site) in Fridley, Minnesota

Plant Quality Leader (On-Site)


We are looking for a talented, dynamic Plant Quality Leader to join our team specializing in quality management for our Cummins Power Systems Business Segment . The role is located in the Fridley, Minnesota plant. The role is designated onsite and requires a relocation.

In this role, the Plant Quality Leader will make an impact in the following ways:

  • Leads the development, implementation, and maintenance of the plant Quality System

  • Establishes and maintains quality assurance standards, procedures, and controls

  • Leads the plant Quality function in the achievement of Cummins Operating System improvement objectives for the plant

  • Provides functional leadership for achievement of Annual Operating Plan objectives at the plant

  • Responsible for the quality of products produced and for work stoppages if a problem is discovered affecting the product

  • Determines quality project priorities and allocates resources to accomplish the work

  • Monitors improvement groups such as the Product Quality Council or scrap improvement project teams to ensure that goals are achieved and reported

  • Ensures that quality assessments and audits are conducted in accordance with the plant Quality System

  • Leads post-event reviews to identify strengths and opportunities for improvement

  • Manages Value Package Introduction planning, prevention, and protection completion against manufacturing processes

  • Champions Six Sigma standards and projects in the plant Leads the identification, analysis, and prioritization of potential improvement projects for the plant tracks progress and results of selected projects; leads project completion audit process for the plant

  • Leads the black belt and master black belt selection process; manages these plant resources

  • Responsible for the management and development of the Quality Systems, Product Quality Council, Calibration and Metrology Laboratory, Plant Supplier Quality Improvement, Customer Quality Assurance, and Quality teams at the plant


To be successful in this role you will need the following:

Action oriented: taking on new opportunities and tough challenges with a sense of urgency, high energy, and enthusiasm

Drives engagement: creating a climate where people are motivated to do their best to help the organization achieve its objectives

Quality Leadership (Cummins Operating System): demonstrates knowledge of the Cummins Operating System, quality management systems by applying the ten practices to assess business segment and functional performance, set strategy aligned with business needs and create consistency of purpose for continuously improving products, processes, services; enables data driven decision making and removes barriers to enable individuals to have line of sight to the customer; uses metrics to drive continuous improvement

Statistical Foundations: applies statistical tools and technique to influence decision making; leverages understanding of data collection methods, key statistics, graphical and analytical methods to describe process performance, gain insights and drive improvement action

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

Quality System Management: guides in the practice and application of quality management system standards required by international certification bodies, industry specific regulatory authorities and customer's contractually specified requirements

Project Resource Management: develops resource (expense and headcount) plans using recommended

Global Perspective: taking a broad view when approaching issues, using a global lens. Influences multiple regions, with strong emphasis in North America, Europe, China, Latin America, and South Pacific while overseeing global quality and IT systems

Strategic Mindset: seeing ahead to future possibilities and translating them into breakthrough strategies

Develops Talent: developing people to meet both their career goals and the organization’s goals

Supplier Quality Management: leads all aspects of supplier quality management; helps develop strategy and collaborative supplier partnerships; identifies supplier innovation capabilities; contributes to supplier audit and certification process; tracks supplier performance metrics and acts to quickly resolve issues to improve supplier quality performance

Influence: ability to influence and collaborate with all levels of the organization including senior executives while building cross functional relationships

Leadership: coaches and motivates staff, provides guidance and direction on problems and issues; delegates work assignments considering employee skills and development needs

Strategic Roadmap Planning: produces a high-level, multi-year product and capability roadmap utilizing internal and external business resource, asset and market knowledge and experience to communicate the organization's focus and priorities to internal and external stakeholders

Tech savvy: anticipating and adopting innovations in business-building digital and technology applications

Cultivates innovation: creating new and better ways for the organization to be successful


  • College, university, or equivalent bachelor’s degree in engineering, required

  • Deep technical knowledge in cybersecurity engineering functional excellence, required

  • 8-10 years cross business unit experience in a matrix organization, required

  • ISO 9001:2015 Lead Auditor Certified highly preferred

  • Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certification required; Black Belt highly desired

Role Responsibilities

  • Supports the assigned Plant with continuous improvement toward defect-free processes that satisfy customer needs and achieve business results. Responsible for the continuous improvement of the processes, tools, and capabilities of people within the Quality Function

  • Member of the Plant Leadership Team which is responsible for establishing strategic direction for the plant and corresponding milestones (Site Goal Tree, Annual Operating Plan etc.)

  • This role will report to the Plant Manager

Compensation and Benefits

Base salary rate commensurate with experience. Please note that the salary range provided is a good faith estimate on the applicable range. 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.


Primary Location United States-Minnesota-Minneapolis-US, MN, Fridley, Cummins Power Generation

Job Type Experienced - Exempt / Office

Recruitment Job Type Exempt - Experienced

Job Posting Sep 20, 2022, 3:21:48 PM

Unposting Date Ongoing

Organization Power Systems Business

Req ID: 220007UO