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Cummins Inc. Vehicle Test and Validation Engineer - Technical Specialist in West Sacramento, California

Vehicle Test and Validation Engineer - Technical Specialist


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We are looking for a talented Vehicle Test and Validation Engineer - Technical Specialistto join our team specializing in Cummins Electrified Power - California for our New Power Business in Sacramento, CA.

In this role, you will make an impact in the following ways:

  • This product focused position verifies and validates the functionality of Cummins’ products across a wide range of customer requirements, across a variety of applications, in various environments. This work plans, tracks, and evaluates results from a wide range of analyses and functional tests to assess product risk and performance. These results are expected to drive quality decisions and proactively resolve product issues before the product reaches the customer.

  • Obtains input and negotiates with Design Verification Plan and Report (DVP&R) stakeholders to define technical requirements and delivers an optimized subsystem-based analytical and experimental verification plan to the program or project team.

  • Makes decisions in the areas of verification and validation that impact product performance, reliability, and durability.

  • Investigates and addresses potential system concerns or issues, understands causal mechanisms, recommends appropriate action, owns problem resolution and documents results with guidance from more experienced team members.

  • Applies and improves processes such as technical requirements, iDFMEA, Engineering Standard Work (ESW), DVP&R optimization, test standards, and problem solving and tools such as Integrity, Microsoft Power BI, and McParts required to support the processes and enable high quality decision making.

  • Provides independent leadership of smaller business impact projects or ownership of complex components, products, systems or services with greater elements of ambiguity over the senior or lead engineer level and with full accountability to the project team.

  • Delivers independent execution of established and emerging work processes and systems, while still developing technology or product knowledge.

  • Leads the development and improvement of work processes and systems across a functional discipline area within a business unit site.

  • Coordinates and directs work amongst technicians and temporary student employees, assists in the transfer of knowledge to lesser experienced engineers through either indirect (scope of influence) or direct management of a small, local group of engineers.

  • Provides support and guidance to influence technical direction within a project team and continues to develop proficiency in the competency areas critical to success in the role.

  • Operates as a recognized specialist in a discipline or product area within the immediate team.


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

  • Manages complexity - Making sense of complex, high quantity, and sometimes contradictory information to effectively solve problems

  • Prior Senior or Lead Engineer equivalent work experience in a relevant discipline area is required with a demonstrated track record of technical problem solving and quality decision making. Knowledge of MS Office tools is preferred.

  • Performs vehicle level testing and validation of fuel cell powertrains.

  • Identifies required test cases, develops test plans, coordinates test resources, understands instrumentation requirements, sets up data collection equipment, drives the completion of the test plans, analyzes collected data, creates test reports, and works with engineering teams for issue resolution.

  • Familiarity with CAN channels, dbc files, logging CAN data, using Peak (PCAN View/Explorer), Vector (CANalyzer, vSignalyzer, CANape), National Instruments (Flexlogger) tools, instrumentation types (temp, pressure sensors etc.) and dataloggers (Service Dataloggers and Vector boxes) is preferred.

  • Strong data analysis skills are required. Familiarity with Matlab scripting and ability to read Simulink models is preferred.

  • Utilizes Engineering Standard Work (ESW), Tech Profiles, FEP/CEPs, iDFMEA, Failure Incident Review Group (FIRG) and tools such as 7-step problem solving, design review checklist and other specialized tools required to support vehicle validation process and enable high-quality decision making.

  • Understands schematics/wiring diagrams and system diagnostics/fault codes. Prior system-level troubleshooting experience is preferred.

  • Communicates validation requirements with cross-functional stakeholders and suppliers (internal and external).

  • Participates in PSHA and FMEA assessments on the fuel cell powertrains at component and vehicle level.

  • Familiarity with electrified technologies such as battery electric vehicles, fuel cell electric vehicles, high voltage safety, hydrogen safety is a plus.

  • Collaborates with Purchasing for ordering parts necessary for build, validation, and issue resolution on vehicles. Experience with Ariba is a plus.

  • College, university, or equivalent Bachelor's degree in Engineering or other relevant technical disciplines is 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.


Primary Location United States-California-West Sacramento-US, CA, West Sacramento, NPBU Office

Job Type Experienced - Exempt / Office

Recruitment Job Type Exempt - Experienced

Job Posting Jan 14, 2022, 1:10:46 PM

Unposting Date Ongoing

Req ID: 220000AV