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Placement - Engineering (Power Systems - 3 month summer *Multiple positions*)

at Cummins

Posted: 9/18/2018
Job Status: Seasonal
Job Reference #: 180006DZ

Job Description

At Cummins Power Systems, we recognise that havingthe experience of working during your university degree gives you a key insightinto the practical application of your learning.

Explore this unique opportunity to join a globalpower leader Cummins are nowseeking applications for 3 month engineering student placement roles within ourPower Systems Business in Daventry (Northamptonshire) and Ramsgate (Kent) for asummer 2019 start.


We like our students to have a say in where theyspend their rotations so you will be asked to let us know your business areapreferences.

Potential Business Areas

Design Engineering (Mechanical & Electrical); Structural &Thermal Analysis; Product Development Testing and Validation; Test Engineeringand Planning; Current Product Support, Engineering Manufacturing/Plant Support

To ensure you are happy throughout your time withus you will have regular reviews to discuss and share your experiences. Ourengineering experts will coach & mentor you giving technical & personalfeedback. The work will be challenging and give you the opportunity to deliverresults whilst working in global teams on cross functional projects, addingvalue to our business and customers.

As well as the possibility of further placementpositions, at Cummins Power Systems we initially look to our undergraduatetalent to fill our graduate positions, so our undergraduate programme is agreat starting point for your career with us.



  • Apply engineering,physics and mathematical principles, practices & scientific skills toassigned tasks in the development, analysis and release of products andsubsystems through the product life cycle and create engineering solutionswhilst demonstrating a good understanding & application of your knowledgein an engineering discipline.

  • Assist increating design specifications considering application, cost, weight, performance,product life, manufacture, assembly and service.

  • Verify designusing analysis and or functional testing, interpreting results, drivingdecisions and assessing risk.

  • Work with otherengineering disciplines and cross-functional disciplines to resolve productissues.

  • Evaluate customerneeds and align requirements with identified customer expectations.

  • Work independentlyusing your own initiative, seeking support of team members when needed

  • Bean active teammember contributing towards team goals

    * may vary between businessareas


  • Personal developmentin communication, prioritisation of tasks, teamwork & innovation

  • Application ofanalytical and problem solving skills

  • Project management

  • Designing &delivering presentations

  • Working in crossfunctional teams

  • Interaction atlocal and global level (within Cummins and externally with customers)

  • Delivering superiorresults

    * may vary between businessareas

    This is an exciting opportunity for highlymotivated individuals who are innovative, driven to succeed with a real passionto challenge the status quo.

    Cummins, a global power leader, designs, manufactures,distributes and services multi fuel engines, gensets and related components andtechnologies for various markets including truck, bus, rail, marine, prime andstandby power generation and mining. With headquarters in Columbus, Indiana inthe US, the company has operations in 197 countries and sales of over $18billion in 2016.

    Cummins' hire to develop strategy offers students andgraduates an environment where structured development opportunities across itsdiverse range of engineering functions, allied with its broad internationalreach, allows it to provide long term, exciting and flexible career pathways.

    The UK Power Systems technical centre has developedboth new and current products within the Cummins high horse power range forover 40 years. This includes both natural gas and diesel products ranging from38 to 91litres cubic capacity used in for key markets including rail, defence,marine, construction, mining and power generation applications around theworld.

    With a strong ethos of continuous improvement the UKPower Systems technical centre has a broad range of engineering teams and hasdemonstrated a sustained ability to developing students through to graduateprogrammes and beyond.


Eligibility: studying towards a Bachelorand/or Master of Science or equivalent degree in an Engineering or relateddiscipline (including Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry) preferably at 2:1level or above.

Experience: relevant work experiencedesired but not essential.

At Cummins, we are dedicated to diversity in theworkplace and we are committed to a policy of treating all our employees andjob applicants equally. No employee or potential employee will receive lessfavourable treatment because of any protected characteristic.