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Description - External


Our culture believes in POWERING YOUR POTENTIAL. We provide global opportunities to develop your career, make your community a better place and work with today’s most innovative thinkers to solve the world’s toughest problems.

We believe in flexibility for you to explore your passions while making an impact through meaningful work within our inclusive workforce. That’s what #LifeAtCummins is all about.

We are looking for a talented Senior Controls Engineer to join our team specializing in Engineering for our Operations in York, SC.

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

  • Develops all aspects of control systems, equipment, and machinery.
  • Develops and designs control systems; develops and implements bench tests; alters software and equipment to ensure that sensors and actuators are functioning according to specifications; supports and debugs complex problems and change requests.
  • Prepares cost estimates; compiles required cost and equipment information and writes and reviews appropriation requests.
  • Investigates problems and requirements of projects, and develops plans for solutions in line with economic, personnel, and environmental considerations.
  • May be responsible for the installation and technical support of Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) based hardware and software.
  • Coaches and mentors less experienced Controls Engineers.

Qualifications - External

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


  • Action oriented - Taking on new opportunities and tough challenges with a sense of urgency, high energy, and enthusiasm.
  • Collaborates - Building partnerships and working collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives.
  • Communicates effectively - Developing and delivering multi-mode communications that convey a clear understanding of the unique needs of different audiences.
  • Controls Engineering Knowledge - Applies the application of controls hardware and software by specifying, reviewing, and approving company-owned and/or supplier designs for new or upgrades to existing equipment to interface with all levels of manufacturing systems.
  • Controls Networking - Implements new and improved technologies and methods capable of transferring information from multiple inputs either within a local production process or into databases to link machines together or to analyze the process for overall operation enhancements.
  • Controls Safety - Recognizes controls related hazards in a manufacturing environment (Electrical, Hydraulic, Pneumatic) to incorporate safe practices and procedures as part of the daily work plan to reduce injuries and create a safe machine environment.
  • Electrical System Troubleshooting - Analyzes an electrical control system to resolve and repair electrical issues to return the system to proper operating conditions.
  • Factory Automation and Control Systems - Implements changes to further automate manufacturing processes using available technology, programming techniques, and identifying needed material and resources for project completion to provide the optimum automation for the manufacturing environment.
  • Machine Programming - Creates factory floor machine programs by designing and implementing solutions to improve usage of machine and overall operation.
    Health and Safety Fundamentals - Champions and models proactive health and safety behaviors by identifying, reporting and participating in actions to improve health and safety in order to build an interdependent culture and contribute to an injury-free workplace.

Education, Licenses, Certifications

  • College, university, or equivalent degree required.
  • This position may require licensing for compliance with] export controls or sanctions regulations.


Education, Licenses, Certifications

  • College, university, or equivalent degree required.
  • This position may require licensing for compliance with] export controls or sanctions regulations.


  • Establishes program objectives by analyzing program proposals and collaborating with fellow engineers and management.
  • Ability to take provide hands-on technical support for existing and new processes and machinery.
  • Supporting program planning by determining time frame, content and funding for projects.
  • Develops and supports interfaces for equipment communications with shop-floor tools and devices. 
  • Provides electrical designs and programming within applicable standards to build new or modify existing production machines and systems.
  • Responsible for changes to ladder logic and software including, but not limited to: Safety Systems, PLCs, HMIs, Robotics, SCADA and PC based logic.
  • Confirms program performance by establishing standards, testing requirements.
  • Prepares project status reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information and trends.
  • Accountable for delivering project and equipment goals and objectives.
  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks.
  • Monitors scope of project and the need for management attention.
  • Abides and practices corporate and OSHA and NEC standards for electrical systems standardization.
  • Assist with defining MES/Ignition/Apriso solution architectures and develops detailed design specifications.
  • Define MES solution architectures and develops detailed design specifications.
  • Provide expert knowledge and experience regarding equipment programmable logic controllers (PLCs) to guide, and sometimes accomplish, technical effort required to implement complex MES solutions.


Compensation and Benefits

The final salary offer will be determined after taking into account relevant factors, including a candidate’s qualifications and experience, where appropriate. 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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