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Cummins Inc. Manufacturing Engineer in Fridley, Minnesota

Manufacturing Engineer


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  • Contributes to the planning, designing, purchasing, and implementation of changes to the manufacturing equipment and systems while contributing to teams.

Manufacturing Engineer position is dedicated to ergonomic improvement projects and ergonomics initiatives to provide a focused approach and increased output to ergonomic risk reduction at the site.

Follow a process like 7 step methodology to identify the ergonomic risk, analyze process and data to determine direct causes, identify and verify the solution, and implement and monitor the solution.

Lead and drive ergonomic improvements at site and influence change across Cummins and industry.

Lead the Design Principles and Continuous Improvement components of the Site Ergonomics Strategy.

Drive improving and designing ergonomics into processes and products as part of Plant Transformation and New Product Introduction.

Bring their manufacturing, assembly, engineering, problem solving, and project management knowledge to solve various complexity ergonomic risks.

Bring their technical and creative traits to enable the implementation of innovative and unique ergonomic solutions to address ergonomic risks.

Assists with the work for specific projects to create and implement all aspects of a manufacturing processes to ensure safety requirements, manufacturing goals, business goals, and product specifications are met.

Contributes by applying the knowledge or use of manufacturing principles and practices to improve manufacturing equipment and processes.

Assists with the development of manufacturing standards and working methods by using continuous improvement tools.

Works with internal and external resources on specific project assignments.

Learns the knowledge of manufacturing principles and practices as they are applied to Cummins.


Skills- Qualifications- Experience


  • A Manufacturing Engineer background with 2-4 years experience

Existing ergonomics knowledge base is preferred, yet the knowledge and skills to identify ergonomic risks/problems can be obtained through training courses and experience.

A bachelor’s degree is required, with a focus in Engineering preferred

Existing ergonomics knowledge base is preferred, yet the knowledge and skills to identify ergonomic risks/problems can be obtained through training courses and experience.A bachelor’s degree is required, with a focus in Engineering preferred


Action oriented - Taking on new opportunities and tough challenges with a sense of urgency, high energy, and enthusiasm.

Collaborates - Building partnerships and working collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives.

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

Controls Engineering Knowledge - Applies the application of controls hardware and software by specifying, reviewing, and approving company-owned and/or supplier designs for new or upgrades to existing equipment to interface with all levels of manufacturing systems.

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

Equipment/Capital Procurement - Selects manufacturing equipment which meets the Cummins manufacturing specifications and meets the project or program needs.

Ergonomic Fundamentals - Understands ergonomic concepts by applying Cummins ergonomic standards, guidelines, controls and tools to reduce ergonomic risk to employees while at work.

Industrial Engineering Knowledge - Integrates the pillars of industrial engineering techniques by applying a comprehensive and quantitative analysis to available data to be used as decision factors for the development or improvement of manufacturing processes to contribute to the most efficient process.

Manufacturing Knowledge - Demonstrates the knowledge of manufacturing by correctly implementing changes in current processes, equipment, and applications to meet the function's needs and contribute towards continuous improvement.

Optimizes work processes - Knowing the most effective and efficient processes to get things done, with a focus on continuous improvement.

Problem Solving - Solves problems using a systematic analysis process by leveraging industry standard methodologies to create problem traceability and protect the customer; determines the assignable cause; implements robust, data-based solutions; identifies the systemic root causes and recommended actions to prevent problem reoccurrence.

Health and Safety Fundamentals - Champions and models proactive health and safety behaviors by identifying, reporting and participating in actions to improve health and safety in order to build an interdependent culture and contribute to an injury-free workplace.

Education, Licenses, Certifications

College, university, or equivalent degree required; Engineering major preferred

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.

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Primary Location United States-Minnesota-Minneapolis-US, MN, Fridley, Cummins Power Generation

Job Type Experienced - Exempt / Office

Recruitment Job Type Exempt - Experienced

Job Posting Aug 12, 2020, 3:05:59 PM

Unposting Date Ongoing

Req ID: 200001DV