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Cummins Inc. Senior Manufacturing Engineer Group Leader in Seymour, Indiana

Senior Manufacturing Engineer Group Leader


Leads the planning, designing, purchasing, and implementation of changes to the manufacturing equipment and systems while leading and co-leading teams.

Leads 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.

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

Impacts the work by utilizing continuous improvement tools, following the Cummins standards, and leading the development of manufacturing standards and working methods.

Leads the communications with and influences key external stakeholders, business leaders, and functional members.

Works with internal and external resources on specific project assignments.

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

Maintains relationships and coaches key stakeholders.



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.

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.

Education, Licenses, Certifications

College, university, or equivalent degree required.

This position may require licensing for compliance with export controls or sanctions regulations.


Intermediate level of relevant work experience required.

This role oversees Manufacturing Engineering support for Assembly, Hot Test, or Upfit/Paint areas.

Direct contributor as a manufacturing engineer with 5 to 7 years’ experience.

Directly supervise exempt/hourly Manufacturing Engineering staff within their assigned area while also mentoring for less experienced engineers and exempt/hourly direct reports.

Ownership of all processes, tools, and floorplans for the area, as well as leading/participating in quality and HSE investigations/improvement projects.

Working cross functional teams with Operations, Quality, Materials, & HSE. Other projects/tasks will be assigned as necessary.

Strong communication skills, be a self-starter, capable and effective leading and resolving immediate production equipment or process issues, as well as identifying and working long term improvement projects.

Must have a desire to learn and grow in the role .

Previous experience working with PLCs, DC Torque equipment operation and programming, and troubleshooting equipment/machine faults and failures.

Utilization of Oracle material control systems, Information Management Systems, and non-system-based processes will be required.


Primary Location United States-Indiana-Columbus-US, IN, Seymour, Cummins Industrial Center

Job Type Experienced - Exempt / Office

Recruitment Job Type Exempt - Experienced

Job Posting Feb 4, 2021, 1:31:10 PM

Unposting Date Ongoing

Req ID: 210000C7