Cummins Inc. Plant Quality Leader in Ladson, South Carolina

Plant Quality Leader


Cummins is a place big enough to coach and develop a global workforce and create the world’s leading clean, engine technology. We’re also small enough for you to find your fit and personal passion with a team of dependable, innovative thinkers who are developing their careers within a diverse, inclusive, empowering environment.

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Our Components Business Unit 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 Charleston, South Carolina for a Plant Quality Leader. 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:

  • Supports the assigned Plant with continuous improvement toward defect-free processes that satisfy customer needs and achieve business results.

  • Responsible for the continuous improvement of the processes, tools, and capabilities of people within the Quality Function.

  • Manages the development, implementation, and maintenance of the plant Quality System.

  • Establishes and maintains quality assurance standards, procedures, and controls.

  • Manages the plant Quality function in the achievement of Cummins

  • Operating System improvement objectives for the plant.

  • Provides functional leadership for achievement of Annual Operating Plan objectives at the plant.

  • Responsible for the quality of products produced and for work stoppages if a problem is discovered affecting the product.

  • Determines quality project priorities and allocates resources to accomplish the work.

  • Monitors improvement teams to ensure that goals are achieved and reported.

  • Ensures that quality assessments and audits are conducted in accordance with the plant Quality System.

  • Leads post-event reviews to identify strengths and opportunities for improvement.

  • May manage Value Package Introduction planning, prevention, and protection completion against manufacturing processes.

  • Champions Six Sigma standards and projects in the plant.

  • Leads the identification, analysis, and prioritization of potential improvement projects for the plant; tracks progress and results of selected projects; leads project completion audit process for the plant.

  • Manages and develops Quality Engineers and Calibration and Metrology team at the plant.


Skills and Experience Required:


Action oriented - Taking on new opportunities and tough challenges with a sense of urgency, high energy, and enthusiasm.

Manages conflict - Handling conflict situations effectively, with a minimum of noise.

Courage - Stepping up to address difficult issues, saying what needs to be said.

Customer focus - Building strong customer relationships and delivering customer-centric solutions.

Develops talent - Developing people to meet both their career goals and the organization’s goals.

Drives engagement - Creating a climate where people are motivated to do their best to help the organization achieve its objectives.

Persuades - Using compelling arguments to gain the support and commitment of others.

Quality Leadership (Cummins Operating System) - Demonstrates knowledge of the Cummins Operating System, quality management systems by applying the ten practices to assess business segment and functional performance, set strategy aligned with business needs and create consistency of purpose for continuously improving products, processes, services; enables data driven decision making and removes barriers to enable individuals to have line of sight to the customer; uses metrics to drive continuous improvement.

Statistical Foundations - Applies foundational statistical concepts required to run appropriate statistical tests and ensure the quality of data and correctness of the conclusions by using standard practices, choosing the right sample size, confidence level, level of significance, type of test; applies knowledge of statistics in cleansing or modeling such as outlier detection, survival analysis, time series, rank statistics, imputation, probability distribution fitting among many techniques.

Problem Solving - Solves problems using a systematic analysis process by leveraging industry standard methodologies to create problem traceability and protect the customer; determines the assignable cause; implements robust, data-based solutions; identifies the systemic root causes and recommended actions to prevent problem reoccurrence.

Quality System Management - Guides in the practice and application of quality system standards required by international certification bodies, industry specific regulatory authorities and customer’s contractually specified requirements

Project Resource Management - Develops resource (expense and headcount) plans using recommended project management tools and processes to manage resources effectively.


  • Significant relevant work experience required, including supervisory experience.

  • Manages Cold test operations and long term strategy for Cold test for the plant.

  • Manages overall execution of tear down and rework process with focus on reducing scrap.

  • Manages customer relationships and ensures Customer quality expectations are understood and met.

  • Manages the expectation from Supplier quality team for continuous improvement activities.

  • Accountable to ensure VPI programs and major change projects use safe launch mechanism to proactively manage quality risks.

Required Education, Licenses or Certifications

  • Bachelor of Science (or equivalent degree) in required

  • Six sigma experience preferred

  • Oracle experience preferred

Compensation and Benefits

Base salary 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.

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.

Ready to think beyond your desk? Apply for this opportunity to start your career with Cummins


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

Job Type Experienced - Exempt / Office

Recruitment Job Type Exempt - Experienced

Job Posting Feb 4, 2019, 9:38:13 AM

Unposting Date Ongoing

Req ID: 190000EY