Cummins Inc. Electronics Hardware Technical Advisor in Columbus, Indiana
Electronics Hardware Technical Advisor
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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, IN for an Electronics Hardware Technical Advisor.
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:
Applies highly specialized knowledge of engineering principles and practices to assigned tasks to develop and support activities in the area of electrical & electronics engineering. This may include one or more of the following: Developing the electrical and electronics specifications. Designing electrical and electronic systems and components. Analyzing and simulating electrical and electronic capabilities. Implementing and generating software.
Verifying and validating controls, hardware, or software. Tuning controls. Releasing controls, hardware, or software. Troubleshooting controls, hardware, or software issues. Servicing and maintaining controls, hardware, or software.
Managing life-cycle obsolescence, Design and Analysis of Electric generators/Alternators and motors, Electrical Circuit Design, Performance simulation of Electrical Power Systems Electrical and Electronics includes all electrical and electronic elements within the system: Open and closed loop controls.
Diagnostics and OBD. Algorithms. Electronic control modules and related microcontroller architectures. Electrical and Electronic devices. Embedded software. Sensors and switches. Actuators, mechatronics, electric motors, alternators/generators, and relays. Ignition systems. Battery systems. Electrical and Electronic tools and information products. Electrical and Electronic tool interfaces. Interconnects and harnesses. Datalinks and communication networks. Machine electronics interfaces. Typical roles include: Electrical and Electronics systems, Hardware, Software, Controls and diagnostics design and Electronic controls application.
Leads large or multiple engineering projects. Performs as the local technical expert for one or more engineering specialties. Solves complex problems impacting multiple projects.
Communicates with and influences key external stakeholders and business leaders.Drives and manages system level requirements for projects or programs. Makes critical program-related decisions.
Collaborates with industry peers within their discipline. Advances the state of the practice for the technical discipline. Sets strategic direction for a program or technical discipline.
Advises and transfers knowledge of engineering discipline; coaches and mentors less experienced engineers. Advises leaders for resolution of complex business problems.
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 scale.
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 topologies Other 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 centralized 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.
Education, Licenses, Certifications
Bachelor's degree in Engineering required
Significant level of relevant work experience required. Ten or more years’ experience in a similar discipline expected.
Experienced with Cummins Value Package Introduction (VPI) - or Automotive Industry New Product Introduction (NPI) practices and procedures.
Broad understanding of automotive electronics hardware (electrical and mechanical) design, development and manufacturing practices.
Experience managing deliveries from external suppliers.
Broad understanding of automotive product validation practices, for both EMC (electro-magnetic compliance) and environmental.
Experience with hardware product failure analysis techniques and practices.
Experience utilizing structured problem solving techniques such as 7-step, 8D, FTA (fault tree analysis), etc.
Capability to mentor and coach less experienced hardware engineers.
Familiar with automotive industry quality processes such as PPAP (production part approval process) and APQP (advanced product quality planning).
Experience working cross-functionally with other disciplines such as purchasing, supplier quality, software engineering, systems engineering, component engineering, drafting, test systems engineering, etc.
Compensation and Benefits
Salary commensurate with experience plus bonus. 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.
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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-Indiana-Columbus-US, IN, Columbus, Columbus Engine Plant
Job Type Experienced - Professional / Office
Recruitment Job Type Professional - Experienced
Job Posting May 26, 2017, 8:04:37 AM
Unposting Date Ongoing
Req ID: 1700021G