Technician II

Cummins Inc. - Minneapolis, MN3.9

Our Power Systems Business 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 Technician II – 2nd or 3rd Shift.

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:
A Lab Operations Technician II works closely with others to help build and test development gensets. They have basic technical skills and knowledge of the products. This position focuses on products using small engines up to 50kw/65hp, mid-size engines up to 500kw/650hp, and large engines up to 3.5MW/4700hp.

Responsible for assembly, set up, troubleshooting, testing and documentation of test results for testing articles (genset, sub-system, etc.).

Collect prototype material, fabricate and build prototypes and validate engineering drawings. Provide feedback on assembly to engineers/stakeholders.

Perform routine tests. Collect, analyze and interpret data per approved test plan. Make necessary adjustments (equipment, instrumentation, etc.). Review data to find any abnormalities to ensure quality.

Draft test reports to include findings, conclusions and recommendations. Review this with Lead Technician or manager for approval. Present information to engineers/stakeholders.

Independently troubleshoot and diagnose common test cell problems.

Identify and participate in improvement projects (quality, safety, customer satisfaction) for the department/team. Participate in Kaizen Events as assigned.

Follow correct safety procedures (i.e., tools, equipment, lifting, guards, protective equipment, etc.). Work safely and ensure the safety of others in the work area.

Complete other work as assigned

Use logistics equipment to aid in performing work as required.

Travel < 5%


Critical Performance Skills

Attention to detail: Ability to achieve thoroughness and accuracy when accomplishing a task; accurately record and document technical work with basic computer programs.
Quality-focused: Operating knowledge of ISO and PGBU quality standards to ensure test and quality records meet these standards
Organization Skills: Manage workload to maximize productivity and efficiency; accomplish tasks in a timely manner
Continuous improvement: Ability to look for incremental improvements in work processes and results
Teamwork: Cooperates willingly and works collaboratively toward solutions that benefit all involved parties and accomplish group objectives
Decision Making/Problem Solving: Ability to take action in solving problems while exhibiting judgment and a realistic understanding of issues; able to use reason
Fabrication Skills: General fabrication skills (Cutting, Grinding, Welding, Basic Machining)

Minimum Qualifications

M inimum Associates technical degree in engineering or related field from an accredited program
Minimal experience required

Knowledge of diagnoses and test cell problems, maintenance and calibration of test equipment

Knowledge of quality and reliability principles

Basic understanding of engines, alternators, controls, and enclosures.

Basic instrumentation skills and knowledge

Effective written and verbal communication skills (communicating to internal and external customers, peers, stakeholders, etc.)

Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office (Excel & Word)

Compensation and Benefits

Base hourly rate (commensurate with experience) ($rate/hour) (plus bonus.) 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 Office
Job Posting
Jan 17, 2019, 6:00:00 AM
Unposting Date
Feb 1, 2019, 5:59:00 AM