Engineering Technical Specialist - Data Center Markets




Shoreview, MN

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  • 83% say women are treated fairly and equally to men
  • 85% would recommend this company to other women
  • 97% say the CEO supports gender diversity
  • Ratings are based on anonymous reviews by Fairygodboss members.
  • Annual merit and profit sharing based on individual and company performance.
  • More than 150 employee resource groups (ERGs) worldwide provide opportunities for leadership training and professional development.
  • 55% of Cummins’ Executive Team, made up of leaders guiding company strategy, is made up of women.
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    Position summary

    ehicles requires the development of technical specifications, implementing new design configurations, and delivering high performance, low-cost equipment and system solutions integrated with customers' products in a variety of applications. Integrating high quality and optimized customer solutions requires the interaction with sales and marketing teams.

    • Obtains input and negotiates with Subject Matter Experts and Value Package Introduction (VPI) Teams and delivers product data and installation requirements to Application Engineers and OEMs.
    • Makes decisions in the areas of product selection, design, and integration that impact OEM machine performance, optimization, and quality.
    • Applies and improves processes such as Installation Quality Assurance, OEM integration and product selection and tools such as Advisor, Cummins Online Specifications (COLS) and Global Customer Engineering (GCE) required to support the processes and enable high quality decision making.
    • Develops strong working relationships with customer technical counterparts to serve as their primary liaison to deliver specialized product technical information, manage product specifications, communicate product change information, conduct complex installation issue resolutions, and facilitate customer requests.
    • Applies technical expertise in the areas of product, application, and market knowledge to support OEM product selection and equipment design.
    • Leads the translation of customer needs and "voice of the customer" into functional product requirements to provide input on program-related decisions.
    • Serves as customer/market advocate inside Cummins during participation in new product development programs, design reviews and product change request processes.
    • Ensures products are applied and installed correctly to meet customer system requirements and environments.
    • Assures installation quality by validating prototype machine performance and ensuring installations meet Cummins requirements.
    • Utilizes Analysis Led Design (ALD) and Six Sigma tools to optimize product and system performance.
    • Proposes innovative customer-focused initiatives and projects.
    • Assists with the transfer of knowledge through coaching and mentoring less experienced engineers.
    • 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.



    • Machine Integration and Optimization - Combines various parts or sub-systems into a whole to achieve the output most desired by the customer; applies Cummins' installation requirements using our standard tools, processes and identified best practices to ensure optimization of performance, reliability, cost, and quality; analyzes technical issues using proven problem-solving and troubleshooting techniques for rapid resolution.
    • Product Application Support - Ensures new product information is available by developing and managing accurate and complete technical content in a timely manner to support our customers and the business; provides new options through management of technical systems to support sales to all our markets; defines installation requirements and develops innovative tools with in-depth, cross-system knowledge and industry experience for successful design and integration.
    • 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 Installation Quality - Identifies and applies ways to improve machine integration to minimize rework and deliver the best product; applies standard Cummins processes based on the experience and knowledge of product installation experts; ensures that products are installed correctly and meet requirements through an installation review process.
    • 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 Selection - Guides customers to the best product offerings for their markets and applications; offers best-fit solutions to customers by optimizing product specifications to make Cummins' offerings easy to install into new applications; represents features and benefits of products in terms that customers understand; ensures Cummins' products aren't misapplied through using Cummins' technical information systems, local and application requirements.
    • Technical Customer Management - Represents Cummins to our customers by being the interface for all technical aspects; provides engineering data, documentation, and training to customers to support the design and integration of equipment; ensures that the customer's business is not interrupted by managing Cummins' product changes using our change processes and regular communications with Product Development and the customer.
    • 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.
    • Customer focus - Building strong customer relationships and delivering customer-centric solutions.
    • Decision quality - Making good and timely decisions that keep the organization moving forward.
    • Drives results - Consistently achieving results, even under tough circumstances.
    • Manages complexity - Making sense of complex, high quantity, and sometimes contradictory information to effectively solve problems.
    • Resourcefulness - Securing and deploying resources effectively and efficiently.

    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.


    • 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

    Additional Qualifications

    • BS in Electrical Engineering (MS desirable) and 3 years of engineering experience.
    • Experience with power generation systems. Knowledge of Genset design, manufacture, and test methods a plus.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication.
    • Ability to interact and work collaboratively with customer and supplier organizations and Cummins internal stakeholders.
    • Demonstrated basic business understanding.
    • Participate in the complete sales process reviewing customers specifications, assisting the account managers with product selection and configuration, identifying product gaps, and proposing solutions, creating technical documentation such as CDE responses, submittals, test scripts/reports and training documents, participating in reviews with customers and consulting engineers.
    • Support accounts in acquiring specific site ratings and emissions.
    • Provide technical support to customers, strategic suppliers, and other Cummins teams in all aspects of Genset application, control, and installation.
    • Develop and maintain direct relationships with the engineering groups from our strategic data center clients and key consulting engineers.
    • Work in collaboration with other Cummins SMEs and regional teams to develop and conduct educational technical sessions to customers and/or consulting engineers promoting Cummins products, capabilities, and solutions.
    • Support Cummins distributors with application design, installation and commissioning questions and issues. Work on alignment between different regions serving same customers.
    • Work with Service Engineering on complex technical issues affecting Strategic Account customers.
    • Provide guidance to product management and technical teams on product requirements, changes.

    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.

    Please note that the salary range provided is a good faith estimate on the applicable range. The final salary offer will be determined after considering relevant factors, including a candidate's qualifications and experience, where appropriate.

    Salary Range: $84,800 to $127,200


    Primary Location United States-Minnesota-Minneapolis-US, MN, Shoreview, CPG Headquarters Victoria St

    Job Type Experienced - Exempt / Office

    Recruitment Job Type Exempt - Experienced

    Job Posting May 30, 2024, 1:30:34 PM

    Unposting Date Jun 13, 2024, 11:59:00 PM

    Organization Power Systems Business

    Role Category Hybrid - Potential for Partial Remote

    Relocation Package Ineligible

    Req ID: 24000450

    Why you should apply for a job to Cummins:

  • 4.3/5 in overall job satisfaction
  • 4.8/5 in supportive management
  • 83% say women are treated fairly and equally to men
  • 85% would recommend this company to other women
  • 97% say the CEO supports gender diversity
  • Ratings are based on anonymous reviews by Fairygodboss members.
  • Annual merit and profit sharing based on individual and company performance.
  • More than 150 employee resource groups (ERGs) worldwide provide opportunities for leadership training and professional development.
  • 55% of Cummins’ Executive Team, made up of leaders guiding company strategy, is made up of women.