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Cummins Inc. Product Engineering Technical Specialist in Wuhan, China

Product Engineering Technical Specialist

Description

This product focused 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.

Applies academic knowledge and existing experience to take action and make decisions that progress projects forward without sacrificing project quality expectations. Examples of these decisions include day to day project details, analysis or test work instruction details, coordination across discipline areas that are necessary to make quality progress.

Applies and improves processes such as 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 independent leadership of smaller business impact projects or ownership of complex components, products, systems or services with greater elements of ambiguity over the senior or lead engineer level and with full accountability to the project team.

Delivers independent execution of established and emerging work processes and systems, while still developing technology or product knowledge.

Leads the development and improvement of work processes and systems across a functional discipline area within a business unit site.

Coordinates and directs work amongst technicians and temporary student employees, assists in the transfer of knowledge to lesser experienced engineers through either indirect (scope of influence) or direct management of a small, local group of engineers.

Provides support and guidance to influence technical direction within a project team and continues to develop proficiency in the competency areas critical to success in the role.

Operates as a recognized specialist in a discipline or product area within the immediate team.

Qualifications

Skills

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 - Coordinates the development of design verification and system validation plans from a variety of inputs to identify failure modes while managing risk and relative priority; evaluates analytical and experimental test results following engineering principles to verify that products meet internal technical requirements and to validate that design solutions meet customer needs; produces recommendations with technical documentation to support product decisions.

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 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.

Technical Documentation - Documents information based on knowledge gained as part of technical function activities; communicates to stakeholders with the goal of enabling improved technical productivity and effective knowledge transfer to others who were not originally part of the initial learning.

System Capability Engineering - Identifies system capability and risks through analysis or experimental testing of the system, sub-system, or super system in the context of its environment; negotiates and verifies requirements against capability to guide project scope and system development accordingly; assesses legacy system versus proposed new system solution capabilities and makes decisions as to how best to achieve system capability with consideration of stakeholder trade-offs.

Technical Documentation - Documents information based on knowledge gained as part of technical function activities; communicates to stakeholders with the goal of enabling improved technical productivity and effective knowledge transfer to others who were not originally part of the initial learning.

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.

Education, Licenses, Certifications

College, university, or equivalent Bachelor's degree in Engineering or other relevant technical disciplines is required.

Experience

Prior Senior or Lead Engineer equivalent work experience in a relevant discipline area is required with a demonstrated track record of technical problem solving and quality decision making. Knowledge of MS Office tools is preferred.

For Eaton Cummins Joint Venture product development.

Additional Responsibilities & Skills Unique to this Position

This role is for an experienced (5 years) Mechanical Engineer which will be focused on Automated Mechanical Transmission warranty reduction projects , medium complexity new product development projects, and assembly plant manufacturing support .

Typical Mechanical Engineering Responsibilities:

  • Lead product warranty field investigations to troubleshoot product issues

  • Lead Mechanical Engineering projects from initial field complaint through implementation of design changes to resolve warranty issues.

  • Lead small to medium complexity projects to develop new product variants of a production product family.

  • Develop and execute Design Analysis Plans and interpret results to drive design decisions

  • Develop Design Verification Plans (DVP&R) which include in vehicle and test cell testing to validate designs and/or analysis results.

  • Production product warranty data analysis, tracking, and reporting

  • Develop and support key interfaces with other functions such as Applications and Customer Engineering, Warranty Return Center, Technical Service group, Call Center, etc.

  • Perform technical analysis and disposition of supplier change requests

  • Perform technical analysis and disposition of plant and supplier deviation requests

Desired Skills/Capability:

  • 7 steps problem solving experience

  • Design for Six Sigma (DFSS) Green Belt Certification preferred.

  • Good analytical and problem solving skills in mechanical, pneumatic, and electrical systems.

  • Self-directed, can interface and collaborate effectively across all functions.

  • Strong communication and collaboration skills.

  • Knowledge of deviation and engineering change release processes.

  • Fluent in English verbal and writing. Can effectively communicate with US teams.

  • Travel up to 20%

Job ENGINEERING

Primary Location China-Hubei-Wuhan-China, Wuhan, East Asia R&D Center

Job Type Experienced - Exempt / Office

Recruitment Job Type Exempt - Experienced

Job Posting Sep 27, 2019, 2:32:08 AM

Unposting Date Ongoing

Req ID: 190004H5

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