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Cummins Inc. 2020 High Horse Power / HHP Engineering Student Internship - Perth (13 months F/T) in Perth, Australia

2020 High Horse Power / HHP Engineering Student Internship - Perth (13 months F/T)


  • 13-month full time internship based in Perth

  • Student engineers with a passion for High Horse Power - gain real world, practical experience

  • Fully paid internship from 28.01.2020 to 26.02.2021

If you are a Mechanical Engineering student (ideally at an undergraduate level) looking to jump start your career, we are offering a 13-month full time internship based at our Perth branch.

About Cummins

A global power leader, Cummins Inc. is a corporation of complementary business units that design, manufacture, distribute and service diesel and natural gas engines and related technologies, including fuel systems, controls, air handling, filtration, emission solutions and electrical power generation systems. We are the world’s largest independent producer and distributor of diesel engines and related components with revenue excess of $20 billion. Globally we employ around 62,600 people and serve customers in 190 countries.

We are incredibly proud of our culture at Cummins and believe that we are all responsible to uphold our values of Integrity, Diversity and Inclusion, Caring, Excellence and Teamwork.

What’s in it for you?

You will get to work with a global technology leader that designs, manufactures, distributes and services a broad portfolio of power solutions. As the world’s largest diesel engine manufacturer, Cummins will help set you up for success and your future career as you develop your theoretical knowledge into practical skills while contributing meaningfully to the operation of our multi-billion-dollar business.

For more informtion about being an intern at Cummins, please click on this link!

About the role

Our Perth branch is offering a rare 13-month full time HHP Mechanical Engineering Internship opportunity commencing 28th January 2020 for a current Mechanical Engineering student who is keen to utilise theoretical skills learnt in their degree and develop practical skills in the workforce. This is a unique opportunity to gain skills and knowledge while you are working full time.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Supporting the High Horse Power engineering team providing hands on support in early warning problem detection, investigation, documentation and correction

  • Assist with technical issues for distributor branches

  • Be a focal point for technical communication flow for Western Australia

  • Undertaking project management on a variety of projects ranging from field test validation to new product design

  • Hands on troubleshooting

  • Physical hands on mechanical engine tear down and analysis and component assembly and disassembly

  • Assist with technical issues for distributor branches

  • Act as the focal point for technical communication flow the HHP team

  • Liaising with key internal and external stakeholders

  • Participate in community involvement teams

About You:

To qualify for this internship, it is essential that you:

  • Are currently studying a Degree in Mechanical Engineering, ideally at an undergraduate level

  • Have between 1 and 8 units of study left to complete of your Bachelors, Masters or PHD degree as of February 2020

  • Are available for the full 13 months and be willing to defer your studies for that duration

  • Possess Australian Citizenship or Permanent Residency

Note: Applicants that do not meet these qualifying requirements unfortunately will not be considered .

To be successful in this role, you will possess:

  • Are highly analytical and have a strong attention to detail

  • Be strongly mechanically minded with experience using mechanical hand tools

  • Have a clear understanding appreciation of basic (diesel) engine theory and application

  • Have knowledge using Minitab, 7-step, FME, FEA etc analysis tools

  • Can demonstrate outstanding interpersonal skills, a team work ethic and the ability to think and operate autonomously and independently when required

  • Clear communication skills, both written and verbal

  • Time management skills and ability to multi-task

  • An interest and willingness to learn and develop new skills in a diverse organisation

  • Ability to understand and maintain confidentiality

  • Strong computer literacy and a strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite

  • Valid car driving license highly preferred

  • Are flexible and able to travel as this role will entail visiting both Cummins and customer sites across Western Australia

This is a 13-month, full time, paid placement and the successful candidate will be required to defer their studies for the duration of the program.

How to apply

Applications close midnight Sunday 29th September 2019.

  • For all applications please submit your resume, cover letter and academic transcript via the link provided

  • In your cover letter, please specify how many units of study you have remaining on your degree and your motivation behind applying both to Cummins and this specific internship

Note: We will be unable to assess your application without all of the required documents, so please ensure you attach your resume, cover letter and academic transcripts at the time of application.

Your opportunity to power up you career starts right here!


Primary Location Australia-Western Australia-Perth-Australia, Perth, Distributor BR 550

Job Type Internship

Recruitment Job Type Student - Internship

Job Posting Jan 6, 2020, 10:42:49 PM

Unposting Date Ongoing

Req ID: 190003ZP