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Product Design and Validation Placement Student - Engineering


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We are looking for an enthusiastic Product Design and Validation Placement Student to join our team on a 12 month placement commencing July/August 2022, specialising in research, design, development and validation for our Cummins Emission Solutions in Darlington.

During your placement with us, you will learn how a major global organisation operates, gaining the tools and exposure you will need to become an expert in the industry and power your potential!

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

  • Product Design and Validation is responsible for the research, design, development and validation of After treatment systems and components. By using engineering tools to analyse problems, potential design solutions are identified to resolve internal and external ‘customer’ issues.
  • The main objective of this role is to assist with the creation of design specifications considering application, cost, weight, performance, product life, ease of manufacture, ease of assembly and service requirements.
  • You will be required to verify designs using analysis and/or functional testing, interpret results, drive decisions and assess risk.
  • You will apply engineering and/or scientific skills and knowledge to develop experience in creating engineering solutions. Development of these skills will enable you to participate in and contribute to design and safety reviews.
  • You will support the investigations into New products introduction and Current Product support.
  • You will be expected to collaborate with other functions such as Operations, Sourcing and Marketing, to ensure stakeholders requirements are met throughout the design and development process.
  • Validation tasks will also include record keeping, exploring test cell data, making test plans, drafting test reports.

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

  • We are looking for a wide range of applicants studying towards a Bachelor or Master's degree from across all Engineering & STEM related subjects and the degree programme must include a 12-month industry placement.
  • Has clear thought processes and can show a clear approach to tasks, challenges, hobbies etc.
  • PC literacy – knowledge of MS Office and be experience in 3D modelling software such as Catia, Creo, Solidworks etc
  • Has experience in, and can demonstrate, relevant examples of Cummins core values e.g. voluntary work, community involvement activities, working with disadvantaged groups, charity related support, delivering extraordinary results, teamwork and outside education experiences.

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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