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Cummins Inc. Materials Engineering Associate - Hourly Columbus, Indiana in Columbus, Indiana

Materials Engineering Associate - Hourly Columbus, Indiana


No, this isn’t one of those ordinary jobs.

Cummins is a team of dependable, innovative thinkers, who are empowered to generate and deliver solutions for customers, community and environment. Our employees develop their careers through the challenges only a diverse, global innovator can promise. This is a collaborative culture where thinking beyond your desk is more than part of the job. It is the job.

This is what we call Working Right.

Applies basic knowledge of polymeric materials science with engineering principles and practices, to advance solutions for design, manufacturing and quality problems. Works with engineers on projects that require failure analysis, material characterization, product quality inspections, material process quality audits, and material property data. Support collaborative work with material/part manufacturers, polymeric material consultants, equipment manufacturers and

Cummins project engineers.

Performs analysis, data acquisition, and maintenance of Materials Engineering tools and standard and specialized test equipment.

Plans and schedules testing on specialized analytical equipment.Provides technical expertise and support for specialized analytical equipment.Prepares specimens and performs analysis of typical Cummins parts; provides written results in a technical report format.Performs routine and non-routine analysis and data acquisition using specialized analytical equipment, which may include scanning electron microscope andassociated dispersive x-ray spectrometers, ultrasound scanning technologies, Fourier transform infrared spectrometer, wear testers, x-ray diffractometer(residual stress, retained austenite, phase analysis), gas chromatograph, ion chromatograph, inductively coupled plasma spectrometer, thermal gravimetricanalyzer, differential scanning calorimeter, mass spectrometer, x-ray spectrometer, ultra sound analyzers, optical imaging equipment, tensile/compressiontesters, hardness testers, gas flow reactors, spark emission spectrometer, viscometer, rheometer, eddy current flow tester, dye penetrant flaw tester, magneticparticle flaw tester and metallographic equipment.Performs routine maintenance and calibration checks on specialized analytical equipment.Develops and applies test methods to measure physical properties of materials or detect defects in engine components; participates in the development of new and advanced methods to improve laboratory capabilities.Works with outside services and vendors to provide test and analysis capabilities.Trains and leads other technicians in the use of specialized analytical equipment and methods.Understands and applies appropriate Company and department rules and guidelines to work and to systems; participates in the maintenance of qualityprocedures.Develops and conducts training programs; provides counseling, mentoring, and coaching.Serves as company representatives in various capacities to customers, suppliers, and outside agencies.Interacts effectively with all levels of employees throughout the company.Exercises independent decision-making and initiative in determining what needs to be done and planning and implementing the needed activities; performsproblem solving, creative technical and analytical work, budget management, and hands-on applications; coordinates programs including planning, scheduling,ordering, and tracking.Demonstrates adaptability and responsiveness to changing work needs and willingness to undertake new tasks as they become evident; initiates, develops,leads, and participates in improvement projects.Knows and complies with all safety policies and procedures.Demonstrates confidentiality as required.Shares work with exempt and other OCU employees as required.Manages own work and maintain a flexible schedule in order to meet the demands of priority work; participates in self- and team-audits and associatedcorrective action; plans and engages in continuous learning in order to be prepared for changing work demands.Travels as required by the position.Performs other miscellaneous duties, as required, to get the job done.

Compensation and Benefits:

Benefits: 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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Bachelor of Science, or equivalent degree in Polymer

Engineering, Plastic & Polymer Engineering Technology,

Rubber Engineering Technology is required.

Must pass all related testing.

Department of Labor Certification OR Four year experience/education requirement accomplished through either Bachelors degree in related field OR Associates degree in related field and at least two years of relevant experience.


Primary Location United States-Indiana-Columbus-US, IN, Columbus, Cummins Tech Center

Job Type Experienced - Exempt / Office

Recruitment Job Type Office

Job Posting Mar 28, 2019, 7:05:06 AM

Unposting Date Ongoing

Req ID: 190001D5