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Cummins Inc. Mechanical Designer – Fuel Cell Power Systems in Mississauga, Ontario

Mechanical Designer – Fuel Cell Power Systems


Our culture is one that believes in Powering Your Potential . We provide global opportunities to develop your career, make your community a better place and work with today’s most innovative thinkers to solve the world’s toughest problems. We believe in flexibility for you to explore your passions and make an impact through meaningful work within our diverse workforce.

Our New Power Business Unit delivers reliable, durable, high performing products to our global partners. Working in an innovative space, you will 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 Mississauga, Ontario for a Mechanical Designer Fuel Cell Power Systems.

This applied technology focused position applies specialized knowledge of engineering principles and design practices to create design concepts and mechanical design specifications considering application, cost, weight, performance, reliability, durability, manufacturing, assembly, and serviceability.

This role effectively communicates the capability of a design concept to meet cross-functional requirements including adherence to engineering standards and works effectively with other engineering and cross-functional disciplines to support resolution of product issues.

Your impact will happen in these and other ways:

  • Design mechanical layouts and components for fuel cell system applications.

  • Design work ranges from conceptual models through to detailed designs of individual parts for fabrication

  • Research applicable industry / customer standards and apply to design.

  • Liaison with suppliers.

  • Source and evaluate new mechanical components and fabrication processes.

  • Perform incoming inspections of components, including measurement and verification to designed specifications.

  • Creation of Bill of Materials and part documentation in ERP database.



Cross-Functional Design Integration - Translates the value package requirements that include the voices of many stakeholders into virtual designs, and communicates the capability of the design through an approved cross-functional design review.

Mechanical Design of Mechanical Systems - Acquires and applies an in-depth understanding of mechanical systems through working knowledge that guides a designer’s ability to create innovative and sound design concepts to meet Cummins and customer expectations; designs for requirements of all lifecycle stages by considering the customer requirements in different operating environments to ensure a robust system.

Mechanical Design Specification - Creates complete specifications in the form of solid models, configured engineering bill of materials and detailed drawings that cross-functionally communicate the information required to manufacture and inspect a product per its design intent; considers national, international, industry, and Cummins’ standards that accurately and concisely define the part specification.

Mechanical Design Modeling and Analysis - Creates Computer Aided Design models in accordance with Cummins' standards to represent architectural or product level system design concepts, and to enable completion of various system-level computer analyses such as Dimensional Variation Analysis and Finite Element Analysis.

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 Reliability and Reliability Risk Management - Plans and manages critical reliability activities during new product development by preventing failures before hardware, detecting failures before the customer does, and improving products before production in order to release a reliable and durable product; evaluates key technical and program measures to assess the launch readiness of a new product using prescribed indicators, measures, risk scales and methods of tracking to focus attention on metrics to reduce risk and improve reliability.

Decision quality - Making good and timely decisions that keep the organization moving forward.

Drives results - Consistently achieving results, even under tough circumstances.

Communicates effectively - Developing and delivering multi-mode communications that convey a clear understanding of the unique needs of different audiences.

Builds networks - Effectively building formal and informal relationship networks inside and outside the organization.

Resourcefulness - Securing and deploying resources effectively and efficiently.

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

Other required skills:

  • Proficiency with Solid Edge CAD design software.

  • Proficiency with Unigraphics NX CAD design software additionally preferred.

  • Proficiency with hand-held measurement and other tools.

  • Proficiency with Geometrical Dimensioning & Tolerancing (GD&T).

  • Experience designing parts for a variety of fabrication techniques (CNC Machining, Sheet Metal Forming, Metal Casting, Plastic Molding).

  • Experience designing welded fixtures and parts.

  • Experience working with fluid / process systems.

  • Experience working with electrical / electronic systems.

  • Experience with FEA and CFD analysis preferred.

  • Subject matter expertise with a variety and complex electromechanical systems.


  • Minimum 5 years of design engineering experience in a similar role.

  • At least 5 years of CAD experience.

  • Previous work experience in a fast pace, high complex environment required.

Required Education, Licenses or Certifications

Bachelor of Science (or equivalent degree) in Mechanical Engineering or related field required. Higher degree preferred.

P.Eng. licensure under the Professional Engineers of Ontario preferred.

Compensation and Benefits

Base salary rate commensurate with experience. Additional benefits vary between locations and include options such as our Retirement Savings Plan, Pension Plan, Medical/Dental/Life Insurance, Health Savings Account, and a full complement of personal and professional benefits.

At Cummins, we are committed to the principles of diversity and employment equity under the Employment Equity Act, and we strive to ensure that our workforce reflects the diverse nature of Canadian society.

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.

The successful candidate will be subject to our Pre-Employment Background Screening process that consists of a Criminal Background Check as well as Education and Work Experience Verification.

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Primary Location Canada-Ontario-Mississauga-Canada, ON, Mississauga, Hydrogenics Admiral

Job Type Experienced - Exempt / Office

Recruitment Job Type Exempt - Experienced

Job Posting Jul 23, 2020, 1:19:38 PM

Unposting Date Ongoing

Req ID: 20000152