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Customer Engineering Placement Student


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We are looking for an enthusiastic engineering placement student to join our Customer Engineering organisation, on a 12 month placement commencing July/August 2022, with roles in the Automotive Applications Engineering and Machine Integration teams.

During your placement with us you will learn how a major global organisation operates, gaining valuable industry experience and the opportunity to power your potential!

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In these roles you will have the opportunity to make an impact in some or all of the following ways:

  • Be an integral part of the European Customer Engineering Team; this team provides all aspects of the technical interface to our commercial vehicle and industrial machine manufacturer customers in Europe. Our product is primarily diesel engine systems and increasingly - electrified-power solutions.
  • Provide engineering project management support for application of existing powertrain products, or for development of new technology applications.
  • Provide engineering analysis in support of new product application projects – typically focused on powertrain optimisation, using simulation methods where appropriate.
  • Supporting application testing at customers’ sites.
  • Lead small projects or sections of larger projects under guidance from experienced engineers and functional experts.
  • Obtain technical information from customers, such as product requirements, and conveying this ‘voice of customer’ into the new product development teams

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

  • Strong aptitude for the STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics) combined with the ability to communicate on technical matters clearly and efficiently – across different business functions and with internal and external stakeholders.
  • A curiosity for how things work, an aptitude for technical problem solving; you may have a general interest in propulsion or powertrain systems via a hobby or prior work experience.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office applications – Excel, PowerPoint, Teams. Desirable: experience using MATLAB for engineering problem analysis, or a keen interest in developing your MATLAB skills.

Benefits Overview

Benefits and perks listed below may vary depending on the nature of your employment with Cummins and the country where you work.

  • Financial Wellness - As a Cummins employee your retirement savings plan/pension plan/superannuation will power your path to retirement and improve your financial future.
  • Health and Wellness - Your wellbeing is important to us. You and your family will be cared for through comprehensive health care benefits.
  • Continuing Education - Whether starting or completing a degree, you will be supported by tuition reimbursement opportunities or full funding.
  • Paid Incentive - You will receive annual merit and profit sharing based on individual and company performance.
  • Diversity and Inclusion - We celebrate diverse perspectives and you will be part of building a more diverse workforce to enhance our competitive position and enrich our culture.
  • Work-life Flexibility - Your energy and commitment will be recognised through paid vacation and holidays, parental leave, adoption assistance, flexible work environments and more.
  • Every Employee, Every Community - You are empowered to volunteer at least four hours per year on company time, to give back to the communities where you work and live.
  • Development and Growth - You will learn and grow through training and hands-on experience in an environment that values curiosity and developing talent for the future.

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