Cummins Inc. OBD Diagnostics Controls Engineer in Columbus, Indiana

OBD Diagnostics Controls Engineer


Applies basic knowledge of engineering principles and practices to assigned tasks to develop and support activities in the area

of electrical and electronics engineering. This may include one or more of the following: Developing the electrical and electronics specifications, 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 and 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.

Uses prescribed and innovative methods, and works with limited guidance.

Participates as a team member and actively contributes towards team goals.

Carries out partially defined and moderately complex tasks.

Demonstrates good understanding and applies knowledge of an engineering discipline.

Applies engineering and/or scientific skills and continues to develop experience in creating engineering solutions.


Qualifications Skills

  • The skills will include one or more of the following:Analog circuit design at Cummins focuses on electronic hardware for control and/or power conversionsystems. A person with this skill designs/ analyzes: actuator driver, power supply, signal conditioning (digital), analog andfrequency type sensors, and system power bus/ grounding. Has performed analog circuit design on several boards ofmoderate to high complexity and part count. Has knowledge and experience with analog tools and process. Routinely resolvescircuit functional and performance issues with analysis, simulation, and testing.

  • Digital circuit design is the skill set necessary to understand, specify, analyze, and design digitalelectronic circuits or devices. Skills include: knowledge of bi-state digital components, ability to memory map devices to amicroprocessor, ability to perform timing analysis, ability to design digital circuit boards of moderate complexity which involveanalysis and schematic capture. A Hardware Engineer will have detailed knowledge and experience with the tools andprocesses of this field and could resolve circuit functional and performance issues with analysis, simulation, and testing.

  • Electronic Component Specifications - The purpose of this skill is to provide high quality specifications for electroniccomponents (e.g., electronic control modules, actuators, and sensors) that ensure our suppliers design and manufactureelectronic components that delight our customers for reliability and cost. Also, ensure our customers' issues and concerns areaddressed before the component is designed. Related skills include electromagnetic compatibility (EMC), mechanicalenvironmental requirements, analog circuit design, and digital circuit design. Routinely defines and generates specifications forelectronic components.

  • 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

  • College, University, or equivalent degree in Engineering required.

  • BS or MS Degree in Electrical, Communications Engineering or equivalent.

  • Knowledge of embedded systems, electronic circuits and hardware.

  • Knowledge of MATLAB/Simulink and MATLAB programming skill is required.

  • Understanding and/or experience with datalink communication , Telematics network protocols, and CAN network tools like CANalyzer, PCAN explorer is a plus.


  • Some level of relevant work experiences a benefit. That could be COOP or summer Intern experience.

  • This position is within the EBU Diagnostics Infrastructure and Data Analysis team. Responsibilities may include:

  • Tune and validate non-diagnostic features like fault handler and scan tool interface to ensure compliance with OBD regulations and SAE J1939/J1979 specifications.

  • Troubleshooting diagnostic systems and controls, software or diagnostic tools issues.

  • Provide support and training on non-diagnostic features including fault handler and OBD scan tool to global EBU engineering teams.

  • Provide design approval for design and calibrations that impact fault handler and scan tool interface.

  • Need to develop and maintain MATLAB tools used within the team for OBD fault configuration and data analysis.

  • Additional qualifications:


Primary Location United States-Indiana-Columbus-US, IN, Columbus, Columbus Engine Plant

Job Type Experienced - Professional / Office

Recruitment Job Type Professional - Experienced

Job Posting Jul 10, 2017, 9:32:46 AM

Unposting Date Ongoing

Req ID: 1700036Z