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Cummins Inc. Combustion Performance & Emissions (CPE) Engineer - Full-Time Entry-Level Positions in Columbus, Indiana

Combustion Performance & Emissions (CPE) Engineer - Full-Time Entry-Level Positions


Combustion, Performance, & Emissions (CPE) Engineer - Entry-Level Full-Time Positions

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We are looking for a talented Combustion, Performance, & Emissions (CPE) Engineercandidate to join our team specializing in Thermal and Fluid Systems Engineering for our Corporate Business in Columbus, IN and/or your remote home office.

In this early career role as a Combustion, Performance, & Emissions (CPE) Engineer you will develop engine performance hardware and calibration strategies to meet system requirements by balancing system cost; global emission requirements; power and transient performance and operating costs.

As a Combustion, Performance, & Emissions (CPE) Engineer, you will:

  • Investigate product, system and/or technology problems that are related to thermal and fluid sciences, understanding causal mechanisms, recommending appropriate action, owning problem resolution, and documenting results.

  • Simulate engine and system level performance to optimize fuel system, air-handling, combustion, and after-treatment hardware in early development stages.

  • Support engine build, instrumentation, and test readiness.

  • Manage engine testing, data collection and processing for steady-state, transient, cold, simulated altitude, and emissions certification.

  • Troubleshoot test issues and ensure data quality.

  • Conduct simulation and hardware-in-loop testing to evaluate off-nominal (high altitude, cold, hot, etc.) conditions and validate various customer use cases.

  • Analyze data to make decisions, validate requirements, set optimal controls settings, and certify engines and performance systems.

Use tools related to thermal and fluid sciences such as:

  • Engine dynamometer and vehicle testing

  • GT-Suite (Thermodynamic modeling)

  • AVL Boost (After-treatment modeling)

  • Hardware in the loop testing


  • Simulink

  • modeFRONTIER (System optimization software)

You will make an impact by:

  • Applying your knowledge of engineering fundamentals principles, fluid dynamics and heat transfer

  • Applying the principles of thermodynamics and energy conversion systems

  • Working within a broader team to deliver product which meets customer requirements.

  • Working with test technicians to resolve test related issues.

  • Developing relationships with a wide range of stakeholders

To be successful in this role you will need to:

  • A College, University or equivalent Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or appropriate STEM field.

  • A postgraduate (Master’s or PhD) degree may be required for select Combustion Performance and Emissions Engineer roles.

  • Good communication skills along with strengths in logic and planning

  • Good project management skills

  • Experience using Microsoft Office tools or equivalents, especially Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint


Degree Programs Considered: Bachelor’s, Master’s, PhD

Major Programs Typically Considered: All Engineering Majors

Cummins Full Time Requirements:

  • College, university or equivalent technical experience required

  • Minimum 2.5 GPA or above required

  • Must be able to complete 40 hours per week

  • 0-2 years in a position/internship relating to your field of study preferred

Compensation and Benefits

Base salary 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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Primary Location United States-Indiana-Columbus-US, IN, Columbus, Corporate Office Building

Job Type College / University

Recruitment Job Type Exempt - Entry Level

Job Posting Mar 1, 2024, 6:10:45 PM

Unposting Date May 1, 2024, 12:59:00 AM

Organization Corporate

Relocation Package Eligible

Req ID: 240000HY