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Aftertreatment Integration Development 12 Month Placement

Darlington (County Durham)

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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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This role will include the following responsibilities:

  • Support the Cummins Value Package Introduction Process used to bring new engine and after treatment systems to market.
  • Work as part of a team to complete activities such as catalyst and hardware selection, performance evaluation, mapping and proof of concept testing, control system & diagnostic tuning and field test data analysis (exact spread of activities will depend on where we are in a development cycle during your placement).
  • Support similar activities as required for current product improvements or issue resolution.
  • Interpret internal and external standards and procedures to define system requirements, test requirements and methods.
  • Procure and manage prototype and controls lab inventory and manage shipment of parts between different test facilities.
  • Work with Test Operations function to produce test instructions, scripts and logging files for engine dynamometer testing and pilot vehicle testing.
  • Troubleshoot test cell issues including hardware, test sequence and scripting, instructions and test procedures and provide both short- and long-term solutions.
  • Analyse test cell, pilot vehicle and field test data to evaluate hardware and software performance for a variety of different test types and scenarios.
  • Support cross functional design reviews for hardware, software and diagnostic tuning by providing review packs, including requirements definition, tuning rationale and test results and participating in the review meetings.
  • Simulate diagnostic and control system performance using Simulink, Matlab and HIL test benches to evaluate tuning decisions and calibration robustness, as well as evaluating sensor and actuator performance.
  • Support occasional vehicle testing, including logging data on both stationary and mobile testing.
  • Learn about development and performance testing of the Euro VI and Stage V diesel engine aftertreatment systems produced by Cummins.
  • This role is hands-on, you will be given the opportunity to carry out testing and support operators in equipment installation and trouble shooting.


  • Details of the Euro VI & Stage V engine and aftertreatment systems produced by Cummins
  • Software training specific to the role (AVL Concerto, Cummins CROSS Simulation Tools, CDAT, Calterm & Insite)
  • Value Package Introduction process
  • Mentor/guide provided to assist candidate throughout the Placement period
  • Presentation and communication skills as part of the Cummins Student Development scheme
  • Guidance on future career progression.


  • Studying BEng or MEng in Mechanical, Automotive, Chemical or equivalent Engineering discipline – appropriate scientific degrees also considered (e.g. Physics).
  • Good knowledge of Matlab & MS office (excel and word).
  • Methodical and data-based approach to problem solving.
  • Strong team working skills.
  • Knowledge of diesel engine architecture an advantage but not essential – training will be provided.

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.


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Job ID Number: 190004DS
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Opportunity Overview

  • January 1st, 2020
  • Competitive + benefits
  • All grades
  • Year-long
  • Darlington (County Durham)
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Disciplines accepted...

  • Automotive
  • Chemical
  • Mechanical

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