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Cummins Inc. VPI Senior Manufacturing Engineer in Seymour, Indiana

VPI Senior Manufacturing Engineer


Leads the planning, designing, purchasing, and implementation of changes to the manufacturing equipment and systems while leading and co-leading teams.

Leads the work for specific projects to create and implement all aspects of a manufacturing processes to ensure safety requirements, manufacturing goals, business goals, and product specifications are met.

Leads by applying the knowledge or use of manufacturing principles and practices to improve manufacturing equipment and processes.

Impacts the work by utilizing continuous improvement tools, following the Cummins standards, and leading the development of manufacturing standards and working methods.

Leads the communications with and influences key external stakeholders, business leaders, and functional members.

Works with internal and external resources on specific project assignments.

Leads the advanced knowledge of manufacturing principles and practices as they are applied to Cummins.

Maintains relationships and coaches key stakeholders.



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.

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.

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.

Controls Engineering Knowledge - Applies the application of controls hardware and software by specifying, reviewing, and approving company-owned and/or supplier designs for new or upgrades to existing equipment to interface with all levels of manufacturing systems.

Drives results - Consistently achieving results, even under tough circumstances.

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

Ergonomic Fundamentals - Understands ergonomic concepts by applying Cummins ergonomic standards, guidelines, controls and tools to reduce ergonomic risk to employees while at work.

Industrial Engineering Knowledge - Integrates the pillars of industrial engineering techniques by applying a comprehensive and quantitative analysis to available data to be used as decision factors for the development or improvement of manufacturing processes to contribute to the most efficient process.

Manufacturing Knowledge - Demonstrates the knowledge of manufacturing by correctly implementing changes in current processes, equipment, and applications to meet the function's needs and contribute towards continuous improvement.

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

Education, Licenses, Certifications

College, university, or equivalent degree required.

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


Intermediate level of relevant work experience required.

Demonstrated successful implementation of New Product start-up solutions/equipment in a production environment.

Execute VPI Mfg. responsibilities for new product introduction (preparing required VPI documents to support M Review milestones).

Interact with product engineering teams to ensure designs meet basic manufacturing principles (conduct DFA reviews).

Generate Manufacturing strategy for new products within SEP facility (layouts, process flow, systems integration).

Define equipment needs (assembly equipment, torque & assembly fail safe strategy, quotes, purchase, installation, commissioning, documentation, training), using a PFMEA approach to manage risk.

Lead creation of process documentation for all processes.

Conduct HSE reviews for all equipment and processes, ensuring assembly strategy complies with all Corporate & SEP Safety standards.

Lead team to define new product test requirements, strategy, test system hardware / software, and fail safes.

Expert knowledge of PLC controls and DC torque tools is not required; however, a general understanding or basic history of operation with PLC/DC equipment, programming, and troubleshooting equipment faults and failures is preferred. This includes understanding of manufacturing engineering processes, plant controls, and MES systems.

Demonstrate creativity in solutions and ability to facilitate cross functional teams in driving toward a solution in a timely manner.

Some experience with Pro E / Windchill and AutoCad to support new product assembly modeling, equipment acquisition, and facility layouts.

Advanced knowledge of Torque processes & associated fail safing.

Familiarity with SBM's, IMS Structure (MSBM / ASBN Codes), Engineering Releases and Deviations.

Experience in the design & acquisition of custom assembly equipment, lift fixtures, tooling, and gauges.

Strong communication and presentation skills, written and oral, including technical material.

Role may include supervision of exempt/hourly Manufacturing Engineering staff within their assigned area while also mentoring for less experienced engineers and exempt/hourly direct reports.

Role may require flexible hours to accommodate launch activities.


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

Job Type Experienced - Exempt / Office

Recruitment Job Type Exempt - Experienced

Job Posting Mar 25, 2021, 11:35:14 AM

Unposting Date Ongoing

Req ID: 21000184