Placement – Manufacturing

Paid Engineering Opportunity at Cummins Inc.

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£1416.67 Per Month (Part Time Position)
Immediate Start
Lasts around 12 Months
No firm Deadline for Applications
Applications accepted from everyone

About Opportunity

At Cummins Engine Business, it’‘s not just the products we make that set us apart - it’‘s how we engage our customers every day. The unique combination of knowledge, dependability and innovation we bring to each customer relationship turns everyday service into excellent customer support. As a result we help our customers operate with greater efficiency, making it possible for them to compete more successfully throughout the world.

We run an exciting 12 month placement. Informal training, and work on projects that add true value to the business. The placement scheme is a great place to start a career with Cummins and you will experience not only the skills and work aspect, but the culture and core values of the business.

RESPONSIBILITIES:The Manufacturing Engineering department is at the core of production, heavily involved in the running of the assembly process. Working under the guidance of a Senior Manufacturing Engineer.

The student will be required to lead improvement activities involved with the assembly process utilising Kaizen and Six Sigma techniques, with a specific focus on NPI (New Product Introduction) and tooling improvements.

The role will use and manage production databases to provide reports on key performance indicators.

The role will also support work activities driven by quality concerns and customer feedback.


All training relevant to the job role is provided. Training is aimed at improving and extending your skills and knowledge in the work environment.

Training will include but not restricted to engine familiarisation, statistical analysis, DC tool programming and Industrial Engineering techniques.

Softer skills are obtained throughout the year which consists of focusing on building confidence, increasing communication and negotiation skills, improving time management and creating team dynamics.

A comprehensive induction programme.

Individual training to suit particular business skills required by the business or identified by the candidate.

Cummins also offers the opportunity to work within the community and organisations such as ‘Young Enterprise’ and many students choose to increase their skills set by working with local schools and charities.

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:As we offer an excellent opportunity for placement students to gain valuable experience it is essential that applicants:

Must have completed at least 2 years of a Manufacturing Engineering or Mechanical Engineering related sandwich degree.

Must be proficient in using Microsoft packages. It would be beneficial, but not essential, to have a working knowledge of Minitab, or another statistical package.

Are able to assimilate data to deliver clear and concise presentations.

Are able to work on their own initiative, self-motivate, and must have ability to work within a team.

Salary: 17,000 p.a.

Opportunity Location

Darlington, England