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Cummins Inc. Materials Engineer (Metallurgist) – Placement in Daventry, United Kingdom

Materials Engineer (Metallurgist) – Placement


We are looking for an enthusiastic Materials Engineer (Metallurgist) – Placement Student to join our team on a 12-month placement start Jul / Aug 2023, specializing in quality this is a great opportunity to work in a materials laboratory that examines a broad range of materials and processes for our Power Systems business segment in Daventry.

During your placement with us, you will learn how a major global organization operates, gaining the tools and exposure you will need to become an expert in the industry and power your potential!

In this role, you will make an impact in the following ways:

  • Working within the Quality Department reporting to the Materials Laboratory Supervisor.

  • Liaise with Quality, Engineering and Production Teams on metallurgical issues affecting the Plant.

  • Carry out metallurgical investigations and write reports on engine components to help support root cause failure analysis and drive corrective actions.

  • Support the Quality Test and Quality Customer Teams with problem solving relating to Engine Testing and Customer Quality Issues.

  • Contribute to smooth running of laboratory by ordering consumables and sub-contract work, and continuous improvements to lab processes and housekeeping.

  • Engage in Health and Safety initiatives related to the Laboratory such as Risk Assessments.


To be successful in this role you will need the following:

  • The applicant will be working towards a BSc/B Engineer Degree or equivalent in Metallurgy or Materials Engineering.

  • General knowledge of physical metallurgy, ferrous and non-ferrous metallurgy and processes such as steel making, casting, forging, heat treatment, welding and joining etc.

  • Experience of using a SEM would be beneficial but not mandatory as training will be provided.

  • The applicant should have a can-do attitude, sound analytical capabilities and preferably have some practical Laboratory experience, with good organisational and communication skills.


Primary Location United Kingdom-England-Northamptonshire-UK, Daventry, Cummins Co Ltd

Job Type Internship

Recruitment Job Type Student - Internship

Job Posting Oct 14, 2022, 5:43:37 PM

Unposting Date Ongoing

Organization Power Systems Business

Req ID: 220008BR