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Cummins Inc. Materials Engineer - Entry Level Full-Time Positions in Columbus, Indiana

Materials Engineer - Entry Level Full-Time Positions


Materials Engineer - Full-Time Entry-Level Positions

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We are looking for a talented Materials Engineer to join our team specializing in Engineering for our Corporate Business in Columbus, IN and/or your remote home office.

In this early career Material Engineer role, you will analyze our products through mechanical, physical, and compositional testing to develop optimized solutions for IC engine & electric power systems, fuel & air systems, aftertreatment systems, and battery & fuel cell electric systems.

As a Materials Science Engineer or Chemist, you will

  • utilize knowledge of Materials Science, Materials Engineering or Analytical Chemistry principles and practices to identify and advance solutions to achieve design, manufacturing, and quality goals.

  • work cross-functionally on projects that require materials and fluids guidance on topics such as material and process selection, failure analysis, chemical and microstructural characterization, chemical metrology, and process expertise on questions pertaining to manufacturing and quality issues.

  • utilize the core relationships between structure, composition, and processing to optimize performance of the component or fluid within its system.

  • apply the principles of surface engineering to manipulate wear, strength, and corrosion resistance of components.

  • evaluate component requirements regarding form and function to identify base material and processing options.

  • select manufacturing route, material and process based on best-fit option(s) aligned to requirements.

  • use spectroscopy methods, microstructural evaluation, mechanical property measurements, non-destructive inspection methods, and specialized tools regarding wear and corrosion on in-process, tested, or field-returned parts or fluids.

You will make an impact by

  • Analytically investigating product or manufacturing problems and recommending appropriate actions for problem resolution and/or optimization

  • Using your understanding of fundamental Physics and Chemistry to understand causal mechanisms, recommend appropriate action and documenting problem resolutions.

  • Actively collaborating with key stakeholders and colleagues, communicating analysis results to impact and support the successful advancement of projects.

Using tools related materials science and chemistry such as:

  • SEM

  • Optical Microscopy

  • Chemical Spectroscopy methods

  • X-ray diffraction and radiography techniques

  • Magma or other process simulation tools

  • Wear testing

  • Magnetic Particle, Eddy Current and other NDE methods

  • Knowledge of Industry Standards

To be successful in this role you will need:

  • A College, University or equivalent Master's Degree in Engineering or appropriate STEM field.

  • A postgraduate PhD degree may be required for select Materials Engineer roles.

  • Good communication skills along with strengths in logic, planning and decision making.

  • Experience using Microsoft Office tools or equivalents, especially Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint


Major Programs Typically Considered: All Engineering Majors

Cummins Full Time Requirements:

  • College, university or equivalent technical experience required

  • Minimum 2.5 or above GPA required

  • Must be able to complete 40 hours per week

  • 0-2 years in a position/internship relating to your field of study preferred

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.

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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.

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Primary Location United States-Indiana-Columbus-US, IN, Columbus, Corporate Office Building

Job Type College / University

Recruitment Job Type Exempt - Entry Level

Job Posting Jan 22, 2024, 9:12:53 AM

Unposting Date Mar 23, 2024, 12:59:00 AM

Organization Corporate

Relocation Package Eligible

Req ID: 240000HX