Applied Mechanics Engineer - Technical Specialist
Minneapolis , Minnesota
October 17, 2017
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Our Power Systems Business Unit delivers reliable, durable, high performing products to our global partners. Working in an innovative space, you'll 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 Fridley, Minnesota for a Mechanical Engineer.
Cummins USA is where you can work on industry leading engineering projects.

Your impact will happen in these and other ways:

  • Testing and analysis of engine and engine related components for stress, strain, fatigue, noise and vibration work that involves conventional engineering practice, but may include a variety of complex features such as conflicting design requirements, unsuitability of conventional materials, and difficult coordination requirements.

  • Work requires a broad knowledge of precedents in the specialty area and a good knowledge of principles and practices of related specialties.

  • Applies technical expertise on complex components or projects and works under minimal supervision Leads small projects or portions of large projects.

  • Provides technical direction for a project or a project team.
    Participates as a key contributor and is accountable for project success.

  • Influences at department or program management level.
    Provides input on program-related decisions.

  • Proposes innovative initiatives and projects.

  • Demonstrates depth of knowledge of engineering discipline(s) and leverages expertise on other projects.

  • Troubleshoots complex problems and recommends appropriate actions.

  • Assists with the transfer of knowledge; coaches and mentors less experienced engineers.

Skills and Experience Required:
  • Machine Design - Is able to carry out and coordinate a Machine Design project in a wide range of work situations. No guidance is needed and the skill can be applied at an advanced level. Is able to train and coach others in developing and applying this skill or procedure on a limited basis.

  • Stress Analysis - Guides designers through the process of calculating stress, strain and deflection. Teaches finite element analysts how to validate model results using hand calculations. Determines appropriate methods for applying loads and boundary conditions to finite element models. Works with Experimental Mechanics staff regarding advanced measurement techniques to validate stress calculations.

  • Failure Mechanisms - Experienced with applying thermal stress solutions to components. Able to lead a multidisciplinary team through the 7-step problem solving effort to resolve failures. Focuses on the engine conditions driving failures and how to set up and interpret rig and abusive engine tests to define root causes of the failures.

  • Probabilistic Design: Stress-Strength Interference - Performs stress-strength interference calculations within Excel spreadsheet tool. Works through the formulas to calculate reliability and/or maximum allowable mean stress. Is familiar with the spreadsheet tool.

  • Component & Systems Development Process - Trains or mentors individuals at the awareness and user levels. Able to improve the process and/or tools and to make recommendations based upon sound engineering principles. Able to identify road blocks or problems in the development process.

Required Education, Licenses or Certifications
Bachelor of Science (or equivalent degree) in Mechanical Engineering required, Masters or PHD preferred. At least 6 years of experience in Finite element analysis area

Compensation and Benefits
Base hourly 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.

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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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