Manufacturing Engineer-Assembly

Job Description
Cummins power is defined not only by its products, but the ideas, energy and passion of its people. - Tim Solso, Chairman and CEO

It started with a commitment to building powerful, dependable products. Throughout our 90+ years, we’ve added hundreds of new products, hired and promoted thousands of people, and expanded into 190 countries – but we still believe in the same things. We’re committed to building partnerships with our employees, our customers, our environment, and our communities. This is how we do business. And we call it Working Right.

Cummins Inc., a global power leader, is a corporation of complementary business units that design, manufacture, distribute and service engines and related technologies, including fuel systems, controls, air handling, filtration, emission solutions and electrical power generation systems. Please visit to explore more about our products, markets, global distribution network, financials and sustainability focus.

Our integrated businesses demand the talents and creativity of individuals with a wide range of skills and experience. This is an exciting opportunity for a Manufacturing Engineer - Assembly located in Charleston, South Carolina.

Key Responsibilities:

This position is to support the Cummins Turbo Technologies Charleston Operation.

The Manufacturing Engineer is responsible for ensuring all production processes are capable and available to meet customer expectations in terms of safety, quality and delivery. These activities include capacity assurance, process capability, process design, fail-safing methods, and operations support as required.

This position will place an emphasis on assembly operations.

Fundamental Responsibilities

Ensure capacity is available to meet current and future customer requirements

Ensure line readiness for new product & existing product changes (ECC / VPI / VPC)

Increase throughput (fewer/faster/safer/more reliable processes)

Cost reduction (scrap, indirect materials, fewer/faster/safer/more reliable processes)

Quality Improvement - internal quality (scrap, process capability); external quality (BIS, AIS, warranty, PQC)

Mistake proofing/Poke Yoke/fail-safing

Primary Tools Used

Structured Problem Solving Techniques - 5 Why's / A3 / 7-Step / Cause & Effect

Capacity documentation and planning through time studies and capacity models

Layout for efficient synchronous product flow

Effective data management via tracking, interpreting, and prioritizing issues affecting cost, quality, delivery, capacity, and throughput (bottlenecks, scrap drivers, capability management, indirect cost, OEE, etc.)

AutoCAD for tooling and fixture design.

The Manufacturing Engineer is an active member of various product support teams. These include new product process development and introduction, continuous improvement, and team based work system development and advancement. This position must interface and function with all levels of the organization to successfully meet the aggressive needs of the business and customer both today and in the future.


Knowledge of assembly and automation systems. Including : PLC logic, and assembly structure management systems, Torque systems, Leak testing, Presses, Assembly validation systems such as Vision or Eddy Current, Application of process control and sensing methods such as lasers, LVDT, proximity switch, Assembly Balance Equipment.

Technical Drawing interpretation

Lean manufacturing principles and practices

Knowledge and experience in design and troubleshooting of mechanical systems, including
pumps motors, pneumatics, hydraulics.

Ability to develop process procedures and work instructions

Experience in capital project management and machine acceptance run-off.

Safety - Ergonomics / JSA / Risk Assessments


Data driven/analytical skills

Project Management

Must be ""hands on"" and have the ability to troubleshoot problems aggressively using all resources available

Quality / Improvement

Familiarization and application of QS 9000/TS16949 business guidelines

Fundamental print reading and Measurement System

Application of Kaizen principles

Lead and support FMEAs and prevention based planning tools

Six Sigma

Lead and support resolution of internal and external CARs/PARs.


Strong verbal and written communication skills

Ability to work cross functionally with all levels of the organization

Coordinate and work with other functions both internal and external to the organization

Ability to lead others in a fast paced manufacturing environment

BSME and 5 yrs applied experience in a manufacturing environment

Strong application and use of the PC and business software

Compensation and Benefits:

Compensation: Base salary commensurate with experience plus bonus.

Benefits: 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 dedicated to diversity in the workplace and our policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified persons without regard to race, age, color, sex, religion, national origin, marital or veteran status, or any other legally protected status.

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. For additional information, please click here.

Primary Location United States-South Carolina-North Charleston-US, SC, Ladson, Holset Palmetto Plant

Job Posting Jan 5, 2012
Unposting Date Ongoing


Cummins Inc.

Job Code

State or Province

South Carolina

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