Engineering Knowledge Management Advisor at Cummins in Columbus, Indiana

Posted in Engineering 4 days ago.

Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

We are looking for a talented Engineering Knowledge Management Advisor to join our Corporate team specializing Columbus, IN.

In this role, you will make an impact in the following ways:

  • This engineering service focused, developing leadership position includes those who develop and maintain the information technologies, functional excellence or product information change management that enables the engineering practitioners to work more efficiently and effectively.

  • Investigates technical information and knowledge based infrastructure opportunities and challenges; understands causal mechanisms, recommends appropriate action, owns problem resolution and documents results.

  • Implement activities to identify and support new Simulation Based Product Development (SBPD) content improvements captured by Engineering Standard Work (ESW) to drive the prevention of failures earlier in the development process. 

  • Develop a system to proactively gather information from product groups from all BUs, across the full product lifecycle (PPT, VPI, CPS) to capture new simulation methods and ESW improvement feedback.

  • Work with ESW owners and Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) globally to structure and migrate product function based standard requirements for Engine Systems into the ESW Library making requirements fully integrated with the related V&V tasks and functions.  Assess the applicability of the approach to be applied across all Business Units.

  • Be the face of ESW to analysts, design/validation engineers, and product leaders globally engaging with them using multiple mediums (live interaction, communications, reports and surveys) to promote effective understanding, application, and usage of ESW, standard requirements, and historical Failure Mode & Cause documents.

  • Develop new methods to analyze ESW coverage and usage; develop and promote key user education efforts and target content development where gaps exist.

  • Leverage and capture the knowledge of global SMEs and ESW specialists by supporting the development of the SME network, recruiting and guiding the development of new specialists, and promoting effective collaboration of SMEs and the ESW community.

  • Architects, designs and/or provides support of information processes such as Engineering Standard Work, (ESW), Value Package Introduction (VPI), change management and data repositories such as technical information libraries, all required to meet the needs of practitioners within the technical function.

  • Obtains input and negotiates with a broad variety of technical practitioners to deliver new and revised processes and tools that advance the capability of the function and its ability to deliver high quality drawings and specifications.

  • Makes decisions, plans and implements new and revised processes, work instructions, software and/or computing solutions that improves the technical quality, efficiency and/or effectiveness of the technical function.

  • Provides problem resolution leadership for complex systems with a high degree of ambiguity and often global business impact.

  • Leads the development and improvement of work processes and systems across function(s) within a global business unit or managing improvement across business units.

  • Coordinates and directs work of technical project teams, up to and including direct management of small to mid-sized teams.

  • Coaches and mentors other engineers, project managers and cross-functional team members.

To be successful in this role you will need the following: 

Development and Management of Technical Function Standards and Practices - Creates and modifies standardized work processes, instructions, tasks or tools utilizing new learning and knowledge gained as part of product development, process improvement or other technical development activities; advises stakeholders with the goal of enabling improved technical productivity and effective knowledge transfer to others who were not originally part of the initial learning.

Solution Assessment and Validation - Assesses the proposed solution using the requirements traceability through the life cycle of the requirements to determine if they deliver the desired business outcome.

Requirements Analysis - Evaluates relationships and interdependencies between requirements based upon their complexity and value to the business in order to determine feasibility and prioritization.

Knowledge Management - Ensures perspectives, ideas, experiences and information are available in the right place and the right time using the required processes and tools to enable informed decisions.

Troubleshooting - Diagnoses and resolves the customer-identified issue by utilizing appropriate department standards to satisfy customer expectations.

Decision quality - Making good and timely decisions that keep the organization moving forward.

Communicates effectively - Developing and delivering multi-mode communications that convey a clear understanding of the unique needs of different audiences.

Builds networks - Effectively building formal and informal relationship networks inside and outside the organization.

Manages complexity - Making sense of complex, high quantity, and sometimes contradictory information to effectively solve problems.

Cultivates innovation - Creating new and better ways for the organization to be successful.

Optimizes work processes - Knowing the most effective and efficient processes to get things done, with a focus on continuous improvement.

Manages ambiguity - Operating effectively, even when things are not certain or the way forward is not clear.

Education, Licenses, Certifications

College, university, or equivalent Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Computer Science or Information Technology required.

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


Prior Technical Specialist/Specialist Engineering equivalent work experience in a relevant discipline area is required with a demonstrated track record of technical problem solving, quality decision making and providing technical direction and leadership to a project team(s).