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Cummins Inc. Test Operations Manager in Darlington, United Kingdom

Test Operations Manager


We are looking for a talented Test Operations Manager to join our team in Darlington England.

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

  • The Test Operations Manager is responsible for the smooth running of the test facility in Darlington ensuring the health, safety, quality, and productivity needs of the business are delivered.

  • This developing leadership management position develops and delivers technical talent mainly in one of the following environments: Laboratory, Drafting/Product Configuration, Functional Excellence or Engineering IT.

  • Primary responsibility is the development of technically capable people often across multiple technical sites within a business unit or corporate, and making these people available to perform duties necessary to satisfy the businesses technical needs.

  • Responsible for Test Ops Team with 40 team members reporting direct and indirectly who work a 24/7 shift pattern.

  • Owner for Test Ops processes, procedures, and area risk assessment for the operations

  • Ensuring the key performance indicators are reported monthly for the department including the driving forward of improvement initiatives to increase efficiencies, reducing costs and helping us to achieve ISO17025 certification

  • Driving the implementation of 5S throughout the test cell facilities

  • In charge of supporting existing team members needing training to work on a new facility (Power Gen facility)

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

  • Service Level Management - Ensures the quality of the services delivered meet agreed levels using the required processes and tools in order to maintain customer satisfaction.

  • 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.

  • Builds effective teams

  • Data Quality - Identifies, understands and corrects flaws in data that supports effective information governance acrossoperational business processes and decision making.

  • 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.

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


Education, Licenses, Certifications:

  • Demonstrated aptitude is required.

  • A college, university, or equivalent associate's degree or certification in an Engineering Technology area is required.


  • Prior Technical Specialist/Specialist Engineering equivalent work experience in a product, technology or engineering service role with demonstrated success leading projects and influencing outcomes through either direct or indirect reporting relationships.

  • Must have a demonstrated track record of technical problem solving, quality decision making, providing technical direction and leadership to a project team(s) and conflict resolution.

  • Technical experience – knowledge on engines

  • Operations experience

  • Team management experience

  • Background in testing, development – similar areas (preferred)


Primary Location United Kingdom-England-Darlington-UK, Darlington, Centenary House

Job Type Experienced - Exempt / Office

Recruitment Job Type Exempt - Experienced

Job Posting May 24, 2023, 8:00:00 AM

Unposting Date Ongoing

Organization Engine Business

Role Category Onsite

Req ID: 230004RK