Materials Engineer - Technical Specialist
Location:
Columbus , Indiana
Posted:
December 16, 2017
Reference:
17000669
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Our Cummins Power Generation 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 Seymour, Indiana for a Materials Engineer-Technical Specialist.
Cummins USA is where you can work on industry leading engineering projects such as New Product Development, Value Package Introduction and Systems
Product Validation.

Your impact will happen in these and other ways:

  • Applies specialized knowledge of materials science with engineering principles and practices, to identify and advance solutions for design, manufacturing and quality problems.
  • Works with cross functional teams on projects that require, material selection, failure analysis, material characterization, interpretation and writing of specifications, product quality inspections, material process quality audits, material process development, production process validation and material property data. Initiates evaluation and implementation of beneficial emerging material and material processing technology.
  • 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.
Laboratory Test Technology - Metallurgical - The engineer shall have specialized knowledge and experience with basic and advanced chemical & metallurgical lab test technology, to the extent that they are able to drive innovation and provide technical direction for a project team on the characterization of physical, mechanical, chemical and micro structural properties.

Failure Analysis - The engineer shall have specialized knowledge and experience with failure analysis, to the extent that they are able to drive innovation and provide technical direction for a project team to collect the forensic, manufacturing, and service data needed to determine root cause and deliver short / long term counter measures.

Material Characterization Techniques - The engineer shall have diversified knowledge and experience in characterizing materials/substances based upon results of analysis techniques such as identifying atomic structure, nano-scale compositions, surface morphology, and surface chemistry as relevant to the sub-discipline.

Skills and Experience Required:
3 years of relevant work experience required.



Location- This position is based in Materials Engineering Laboratory the Seymour Engine Plant.

Skills:

  • Candidate shall have a fundamental knowledge of mechanical properties of ferrous and non-ferrous alloys, structure-property correlation, metallurgical characterization technique such as hardness/tensile testing, non-destructive testing, fractography, microstructural evaluation, scanning electron microscopy and other good metallurgical lab practices.
  • Manufacturing and processing knowledge of near-net shaped engineered parts as they apply to automotive applications is desired.
  • Ability to perform failure analysis to the extent that individual is able to initiate root cause data-gathering, correctly interpret the data, and report results to customers with limited supervision.
  • Articulate lab work plans, and collect and report data using the appropriate metallurgical characterization techniques. Other job tasks include, but are not limited to, metallurgical process design, development/validation for production support, SQI support and Customer development.
  • Understanding of automotive quality assurance will be considered an asset.
  • Great interpersonal and communication skills to partner with supply chain in supplier selection, validation, and post-launch troubled shooting are desired.

Education & Experience:
Bachelor of Science in Metallurgical or Materials engineering. A higher degree will be an advantage. A minimum of 3 years of relevant work experience is required .

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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