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Cummins Inc. Placement - Mechanical Engineer in Milton Keynes, United Kingdom

Placement - Mechanical Engineer


The successful candidate will work within the Mechanical Engineering department of the Electrified Power Business Unit at the Milton Keynes Battery Technical Centre. The role provides opportunity to participate within teams of engineers and technicians supporting research and development into Li-ion cell battery technology.

This opportunity applies knowledge of engineering principles and design practices to create optimized design concepts and mechanical design specifications considering: application; cost; weight; performance; reliability; durability; manufacturing; assembly and serviceability.

The student willapplyand supportthe execution of processes such as Critical Design Decisions, System Design and Validation Consideration ChecklistandDesign Reviews. The student will also utilizetools such as iDFMEA, DVA, GD&T, CREOandANSYS Workbenchand will berequired tocontribute towardshigh quality component and subsystem-level design decision making and design refinement.

We will look forward to the studentprovidinginput and negotiatingwith cross-functional and cross-discipline technical experts and senior-level designers.They willcommunicate the component and subsystem design intent through a thorough Design Review package to the Product Preceding Technology, (PPT), Value Package Introduction (VPI), or Value Package Change Request (VPCR) team requiring a such holistic assessment of various design concepts.

The role also allows for ownership ofproblem resolution for moderately complex components, products, systems, subsystems or services with a greater degree of technical complexity and ambiguity with greater accountability to the project team. The student will also have theopportunityto provideindependent execution of established work processes and systems, while still developing technology or product knowledgeandengagingwith the improvement of systems and processes.

During the placement a mentor will be provided and they will provide regular coaching throughout the 12 months. The role will also work closely with other engineers. Safe working and protocol familiarisation training will be provided. Access to, and training in, the use of industry standard tools for analysing and elaborating test data will also be given.


We are looking for a student with an interest in electrification and Li-ion batteries. Studying for a technical degree in any of the following fields:

  • Design Engineering

  • Electrical/Mechanical Engineering

  • Systems Engineering

Other Science / Engineering Degrees are also considered.

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.


Primary Location United Kingdom-England-Milton Keynes-UK, Milton Keynes, Precedent House

Job Type Cooperative / 12 Month Placement

Recruitment Job Type Student - Cooperative/12 Month Placement

Job Posting Apr 5, 2019, 9:44:19 AM

Unposting Date Ongoing

Req ID: 1900008Q