Cummins Inc. Electronic Controls Engineer - Technical Specialist in Columbus, Indiana

Electronic Controls Engineer - Technical Specialist


Cummins is a place big enough to coach and develop a global workforce and create the world’s leading clean, engine technology. We’re also small enough for you to find your fit and personal passion with a team of dependable, innovative thinkers who are developing their careers within a diverse, inclusive, empowering environment.

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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 for a Control Systems Research - Technical Specialist. 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:

  • Development of advanced control systems and algorithms for future products meeting increasingly demanding fuel economy, performance and emissions requirements. This includes dynamic characterization of the system, development of control oriented models, application of multivariable and advanced control design techniques and the ability to develop, prototype, verify and validate the new control algorithms.

  • Define requirements for system architectures and subsystems to enable adequate controllability and observability including hardware components, sensors and actuators, and control modules.

  • Perform simulation studies and complete analysis using plant models.

  • Collaboration with key stakeholders to understand and refine controls and diagnostic requirements through the development process.

  • Development of physics-based and/or data-driven control-oriented models for dynamic characterization of the system, control design, and optimization.

  • Implementation of new control algorithms using a variety of rapid prototyping and embedded controllers to verify and validate the control system performance.

  • Participate as part of a cross functional team throughout the product development process toward the delivery of the project milestones.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Strong knowledge and experience in advanced control systems theory and applications such as multivariable control design, robust control and MPC.

  • Knowledge in system identification and control oriented modeling.

  • Proven experience in analysis and design of control systems with emphasis on fuel efficient vehicle and powertrain control and/or automated and connected vehicle technologies.

  • Knowledge of vehicle and powertrain working principle, models, and dynamics.

  • Experience in the development of model-based controls and analyzing the behavior of systems using simulation/experimental validation.

  • Fluent in using Matlab/Simulink and other coding languages for control design, analysis and simulation.



  • Work effectively with cross functional peers, managers, and people in other teams.

  • Ability to independently analyze data, draw well-founded conclusions, and communicate results to a cross-functional audience.

  • Proactive in investigating and explaining unexpected data trends/results.

  • Ability to search and identify relevant publications and articles in different engineering communities e.g. IEEE, ASME, SAE and make recommendations accordingly.

  • Concise technical writing understandable to an intended audience.

  • Strong verbal communication and presentation skills, ability to clearly communicate ideas to a cross-functional audience.

  • Self-motivated with a strong drive for excellence and research in the field of controls systems engineering and research.


Intermediate level of relevant work experience required.

Required Education

PhD or MSc in Mechanical/Electrical Engineering with focus on control systems.

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.

Ready to think beyond your desk? Apply for this opportunity to start your career with Cummins today.


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

Job Type Experienced - Professional / Office

Recruitment Job Type Professional - Experienced

Job Posting Feb 1, 2018, 3:31:06 PM

Unposting Date Ongoing

Req ID: 180000CK