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Metallurgy 12 Month Placement

Daventry (Northamptonshire)

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Cummins are now recruiting for our 2020 intake of 12 month placements in the UK, which provide a meaningful opportunity for university students to accomplish real-world projects in a professional environment.

If successful on the programme you may be given the opportunity to work part-time during your final year of study and/or be offered the opportunity to return as a graduate.

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The role of Metallurgist Placement Student will be to work with colleagues in the Materials Laboratory to provide metallurgical support to Production, Quality, Engineering and Service groups.

  • Working within the Quality Department reporting to the Materials Laboratory Supervisor
  • Liaise with Quality, Engineering and Production Teams on metallurgical issues
  • Carry out metallurgical investigations to help provide root cause failure analysis and drive corrective actions
  • Investigate and report on engine component failures to determine if they were caused by metallurgical issues
  • Support Purchasing/SQI in component approval for resourcing work
  • Support the plant with metallurgical production related issues
  • Carry out 3rd level metallurgical audits on engine components
  • Assist the Quality Test and Quality Customer Teams with problem solving relating to Engine Testing and Customer Quality Issues.


  • The applicant will be workings toward a BSc Degree or equivalent in Metallurgy or Materials Engineerin
  • General knowledge of physical metallurgy, ferrous and non-ferrous metallurgy and processes such as steel making, casting, forging, welding and joining etc.
  • Experience of using a SEM would be beneficial but not mandatory as training will be provided
  • The applicant should have sound analytical capabilities and preferably have some practical Laboratory experience, and possess good organisational and communication skills.

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

The following training will be provided:

  • Training in Corporate systems such as Oracle and familiarisation with other business software (eg Product Lifecycle Management, Metallurgy and Chemistry Work Order System).
  • Materials Laboratory Practices and procedures
  • SEM/EDX operation and interpretation
  • Engine Appreciation Course
  • Coaching to enable the development of other business skills.


How to Apply

Job ID Number: 190004K3
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Opportunity Overview

  • January 1st, 2020
  • Competitive + benefits
  • All grades
  • Year-long
  • Daventry (Northamptonshire)
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Disciplines accepted...

  • Materials & Minerals
  • Metallurgy

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