Cummins Inc. Apprentice Tech in Bakersfield, California

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Apprentice Tech






Cummins Apprentice Technician Program (TAP: Technician Apprentice Program)

Cummins Inc., a global power leader and Fortune 500 company, 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.

Our Sales and Service business consists of 600 company-owned distributors and independent distributor facilities and more than 7,400 dealer locations in more than 190 countries and territories. Through this network, trained personnel sell and distribute

Cummins-branded products (diesel and alternative fuel engines), related services and broader solutions such as maintenance contracts, engineering services, and customized integrated products. Our integrated businesses demand the talents and creativity of individuals

with a wide range of skills and experience.

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Apprentice Technician

Program Description

Powering Your Future with Extraordinary Career Opportunities.

Cummins Technician Apprentices gain the opportunity to work beside and learn from Cummins Technicians and gain an education at the same time. You’ll begin your apprenticeship and earn while you learn and achieve your Associates in Applied Science Degree

and US Department of Labor Trade Certificate.

Beyond your on-the-job training, you’ll receive college classroom, online and hands-on training that will place you on the leading edge of technology. On a daily basis you’ll work with experienced technicians on a wide variety of engine and equipment platforms.

Our extraordinary technology needs extraordinary technicians – and that’s what you will become through our Technician Apprentice Program.

Technician Apprentice Program (TAP)

As a full-time Employee, you will develop skills for service, maintenance, troubleshooting & diagnostics on Diesel and Natural Gas Engines. This apprenticeship focuses on development of your professional, personal, and technical skills. Each year of the

program, you will receive an average of 250 hours of combined on-line and classroom instruction at your designated regional college or Cummins Training Center.

Technician Apprentice Program Details

  • Full-Time Employee with Benefits……….Earn While You Earn!

  • Cummins pays for your education…NO College Debt

  • $10,000 SnapOn Tool Box and Tools Provided

  • Four year apprentice program

  • Graduate with Two Year AAS (Associates of Applied Science) Degree

  • State and Federal US Department of Labor Trade Certificate

  • Cummins Engine Warranty Repair Qualification

  • 520 Classroom hours on campus at a Regional College; 240 Class hours online; 160 hours of Product Training; 7,080 hours of on-the job training Career Path Opportunities

  • In addition to your Associates of Science Degree and US Department of Labor Trade Certificate, after 2 ½ years, you’ll work with your management team to identify a specific career path during the last 18 months of your Apprenticeship:

  1. Light Duty, Midrange, Heavy Duty and Natural Gas Engines

  2. Power Generation Consumer/Commercial Preventive Maintenance Technician

  3. Marine for Pleasure Craft and Commercial Craft Vessels

  4. High Horsepower training for 19L to 95L Engines

  5. Service Leadership Training to prepare you for an entry level Service Administration Role

Beyond a stable job in our state-of-the-art facilities and backed by a dependable team, you will continue learning new technology, your career path includes a number of options such as Shop Technician, Field Service Technician, Service Administration, Shop

Management, Service Manager, Training Instructor, Field Service Engineer and beyond.

Job Duties

Diesel Engine Apprentice Technician assists with general workshop activities while completing on the job and classroom based training.

  • Assists in cleaning, disassembling and other basic workshop activities

  • Learns Standard Repair Times (SRTs) and follows documented procedures and policies to complete basic repairs and maintenance

  • Assists with completing required documentation, such as work completed documentation and time sheets via handwritten forms or business system input screens

  • Completes training in line with skill and business requirements

  • Maintains work area and tools for cleanliness and proper operation

  • Ensure adherence to all relevant Health, Safety & Environmental policies, procedures and legislation and reports any issues / incidents to their supervisor


Minimum Qualifications

  • High School diploma with an unweighted 2.8 minimum GPA or ACT score of at least 22 required or

  • GED with one year of college with minimum 2.8 GPA or

  • Qualifying military veteran especially in the mechanical trades or

  • Technical College graduates who have not previously completed Cummins Factory Training and

  • Ability to pass mechanical, spatial, and safety indicator test Program Requirements

  • Attend and successfully complete 250 hours of online and classroom training at designated regional college

  • Manage TAP Competency Checklist over the apprenticeship period

  • Four to five weeks of travel per year during the program

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 uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, please visit .

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  • Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.

  • Please view Equal Employment Opportunity Posters provided by OFCCP here at .

  • The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have accessto the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosureis (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41CFR 60-1.35(c)