Cummins Inc. Product Engineering Advisor in Galesburg, Michigan
Product Engineering Advisor
This product focused, developing leadership position performs established technical tasks at the sub-system and/or component level for current and future products within a given business unit or corporate area. This involves work across many steps in the product life cycle. Because of the product centered nature of this position, they are very often a central point of coordination and decision making between product line engineers, customer teams, systems engineers, purchasing, suppliers and manufacturing.
Obtains input from stakeholders such as technical managers, project leaders, other product and manufacturing engineers and supplier partners to deliver information and recommendations that lead to quality product decisions.
Uses systems knowledge and expertise to make decisions in the areas of technology integration, design, analysis and experimental test verification and validation for both new and current products that impact product form, functionality and overall project risk trade-offs.
Creates, manages, improves and applies processes such Engineering Standard Work (ESW), iDFMEA, Failure Incident Review Group (FIRG) and tools such as 7-step problem solving, design review checklist and other specialized tools required to support the processes and enable high quality decision making.
Provides problem resolution leadership for complex systems with a high degree of ambiguity and often global business impact.
Leads the development and improvement of work processes and systems across function(s) within a global business unit or managing improvement across business units.
Coordinates and directs work of technical project teams, up to and including direct management of small to mid-sized teams.
Operates as the recognized multi-competency specialist or expert in a discipline or product area across a site or global business unit with responsibility for developing local talent (direct or indirect).
Coaches and mentors other engineers, project managers and cross-functional team members.
May also include academic or industry collaboration in a competency or discipline area.
Product Development Execution, Monitoring and Control - Plans, schedules, coordinates and executes the activities involved in developing a product to a respectively aligned hierarchy of requirements and technical profiles; monitors and communicates across functional boundaries to meet project resource and quality expectations; ensures product capability meets or exceeds expectations and takes mitigating actions when project risks are higher than expected; understands the full product life cycle process and stakeholders.
Product Failure Mode Avoidance - Mitigates potential product failure modes, by identifying interfaces, functions, functional requirements, interactions, control factors, noise factors, and prioritized potential failure modes and potential failure causes for the system of interest to effectively and efficiently improve the reliability of Cummins’ products.
Product Function Modeling, Simulation and Analysis - Impacts product design decisions through the utilization and/or interpretation of computational tools and methods that predict the capability of a product's function relative to its system, sub-system and/or component level requirements.
Product Interface Management and Integration - Identifies and analyzes the interfaces and interactions across system boundaries by specifying the requirements and limits to ensure that the product meets requirements; controls the interactions across the system element boundaries by making sure that they remain within specified limits; integrates system elements by creating an integration plan, including identification of method and timing for each activity to make it easier to find, isolate, diagnose, and correct.
Product Problem Solving - Solves product problems using a process that protects the customer; determines the assignable cause; implements robust, data-based solutions; and identifies the systemic root causes and recommended actions to prevent problem reoccurrence.
Product Verification and Validation Management - Develops product systems validation plans from a variety of inputs to identify failure modes, while managing product risk and relative priority; negotiates product requirements against capability to guide project scope; evaluates analytical, simulation and physical test results to verify product capability and validate requirements; assesses legacy versus proposed system solution capabilities and produces recommendations with technical documentation to support product decisions.
Builds networks - Effectively building formal and informal relationship networks inside and outside the organization.
Communicates effectively - Developing and delivering multi-mode communications that convey a clear understanding of the unique needs of different audiences.
Cultivates innovation - Creating new and better ways for the organization to be successful.
Decision quality - Making good and timely decisions that keep the organization moving forward.
Manages ambiguity - Operating effectively, even when things are not certain or the way forward is not clear.
Manages complexity - Making sense of complex, high quantity, and sometimes contradictory information to effectively solve problems.
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 Bachelor's degree in Engineering or appropriate STEM field is required.
Post-graduate (Master's) degree relevant to this discipline area may be required for select roles.
This position may require licensing for compliance with export controls or sanctions regulations.
Demonstrated success having worked in a Technical Specialist/Specialist Engineering role on lower complexity product development activities, translating customer needs and negotiating into product development plans, technical profiles and/or product specifications with a proven track record of successful product decisions.
This role will be an employee of and support the Eaton Cummins Joint Venture (ECJV): Eaton Cummins Automated Transmission Technologies. Internal applicants are defined as current employees of the ECJV. External applicants (including parent company employees) are welcome to apply using the external post.
This role is for a 10 year experienced Mechanical Engineer with a strong desire to develop new products which meet market and customer requirements and improve current product designs through structured problem-solving projects.
Typical Mechanical Engineering Responsibilities:
Lead new product development design, analysis, and validation of transmission components and medium to large transmission sub systems.
Champion and oversee mechanical problem-solving projects utilizing an 8D or RedX problem solving methodology on new and/or current product transmissions.
Champion complex field investigations to troubleshoot product field issues.
Develop and support key interfaces with other functions such as plant manufacturing, operations, supply chain management, external suppliers, Applications and Customer Engineering, and the Technical Service group.
Strong project management skills to assess task effort, manage priorities, and report status.
Extensive 8D problem solving experience required.
RedX problem solving experience desired.
Knowledge of deviation and engineering change release processes.
Design for Six Sigma Green Belt Certified, Black Belt preferred.
Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills in mechanical, pneumatic, and electrical systems.
Self directed, can interface, and collaborate effectively across all functions.
Primary Location United States-Michigan-Kalamazoo-US, MI, Galesburg, Eaton Cummins JV
Job Type Experienced - Exempt / Office
Recruitment Job Type Exempt - Experienced
Job Posting Apr 25, 2023, 2:47:24 PM
Unposting Date Ongoing
Organization Eaton Cummins Transmissions
Role Category Hybrid - Potential for Partial Remote
Req ID: 230004B2