Materials Science Internship Positions

  • Cummins Inc.
  • Columbus, IN, USA
  • Aug 29, 2019
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Description

Cummins is a place big enough to coach and develop a global workforce and create the world’s leading clean, engine technology. We’re also small enough for you to find your fit and personal passion with a team of dependable, innovative thinkers who are developing their careers within a diverse, inclusive, empowering environment.     

Learn more about our Materials Science opportunities and how you can begin Working Right

Materials Science Engineer 

This applied materials position utilizes basic knowledge of materials science and engineering principles and practices to identify and advance material solutions to achieve application, design, analysis, manufacturing and quality requirements. The position works cross-functionally on projects that require material science guidance on topics such as material and process selection, failure analysis, material characterization, and material and process expertise on questions pertaining to manufacturing and quality problems.  

  • Investigates material and material processing problems, understands causal mechanisms, recommends appropriate action, actively contributes to problem resolution and documents results with guidance from more experienced team members.
  • Applies and supports the improvement of processes such as material and material processing validation, quality auditing, design validation and 7-step problem solving and utilizes the tools and techniques for material characterisation, material testing, non-destructive testing, mechanical and physical properties measurement, simulation and statistical data analysis which are required to enable higher quality decision making.
  • Obtains input and negotiates with Quality, Supply Chain and Engineering functions and delivers testing/analysis results and consultancy to these functions to enable internal and external customer success.
  • Makes decisions in the areas of material and material processing selection and optimization, qualification and inspection that impact product quality, reliability, durability and capability.
  • Applies and improves material specifications/standards in alignment with requirements, capability and quality needs.
  • Owns problem resolution for moderately complex components, products, systems, subsystems or services with a greater degree of technical complexity and ambiguity over the entry level engineer level and with greater accountability to the project team.
  • Provides independent execution of established work processes and systems, while still developing technology or product knowledge; engages with the improvement of systems and processes.
  • Involves minimal direct management of people, but could involve the coordination and direction of work amongst technicians and/or temporary student employees.
  • Contributes effectively toward team goals, exhibits influence within a work group and continues to develop proficiency in the competency areas critical to success in the role. 

Materials Science Chemist 

This applied materials position utilizes basic knowledge of chemistry and its related industrial processes to identify and advance solutions that achieve customer, manufacturing and quality requirements for use in Cummins' products. 

  • Investigates engine and subsystem chemical performance and chemical processing problems, understands causal mechanisms, recommends appropriate action, actively contributes to problem resolution and documents results with guidance from more experienced team members.
  • Applies and supports the improvement of processes (such as chemical and chemical processing validation, quality auditing, design validation and 7-step problem solving) and the tools and techniques (such as chemical characterization and testing, material characterization, measurement, simulation and statistical data analysis) required to facilitate the processes and enable higher quality decision making.
  • Obtains input and negotiates with Quality, Supply Chain and Engineering functions and delivers testing/analysis results and consultancy to these functions to enable internal and external customer success.
  • Makes decisions in the areas of chemical and chemical processing selection and optimization, qualification and inspection that impact product quality, reliability, durability and capability.
  • Applies and improves chemical-related specifications and standards to ensure current and changing requirements for conformance to capability and quality needs are clearly defined and followed.
  • Owns problem resolution for moderately complex components, products, systems, subsystems or services with a greater degree of technical complexity and ambiguity over the entry level engineer level and with greater accountability to the project team.
  • Provides independent execution of established work processes and systems, while still developing technology or product knowledge; engages with the improvement of systems and processes.
  • Involves minimal direct management of people, but could involve the coordination and direction of work amongst technicians and/or temporary student employees.
  • Contributes effectively toward team goals, exhibits influence within a work group and continues to develop proficiency in the competency areas critical to success in the role. 

Qualifications

Degree Programs Considered: Bachelor’s, Master’s, PhD 

Major Programs Typically Considered: All Engineering Majors

Cummins Internship program criteria:

  • Must be a full-time enrolled student pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA preferred
  • Must be able to complete a minimum of 10 weeks and up to a maximum of 12 week commitment
  • Must be able to complete 40 hours per week
  • Willingness to learn from others on the job

Compensation and Benefits

Base salary rate commensurate with experience. Additional benefits vary between locations and include options such as our 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan, Cash Balance Pension Plan, Medical/Dental/Life Insurance, Health Savings Account, Domestic Partners Coverage and a full complement of personal and professional benefits.

Cummins and E-verify

At Cummins, we are an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer dedicated to diversity in the workplace. Our policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified persons without regard to race, gender, color, disability, national origin, age, religion, union affiliation, sexual orientation, veteran status, citizenship, gender identity and/or expression, or other status protected by law. Cummins validates right to work using E-Verify. Cummins will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee’s Form I-9 to confirm work authorization.

Experience level of the applicant we want

College / Sixth form