Cummins Inc. Placement - Test Technology Engineer (Emissions) in Daventry, United Kingdom

Placement - Test Technology Engineer (Emissions)


At Cummins we recognise that having experience of the working world during your university degree provides a key insight to the practical application of your learning. We run an exciting 12 month placement where you are given an opportunity to work in a role and on real projects making a difference in both your team and the company as a whole. You will received on the job training and take part in a structured Training & Development Programme designed to give the skills and competencies required for future graduate roles.

  • Working under the guidance of the senior engineer / supervisor of Emission and Flow Team, the placement engineer will be involved with working in a cross functional team with strong links to the Combustion Performance and Emission (CPE) group in Daventry and in the USA.

  • Placement activities will include various Lab and Test cell improvement projects and working with state of the art measurement equipment. Test cell Data validation through analytical techniques is a key area of the placement role. A major part of the role also involves supporting engines in the test cell and in running different cycles of test. Understanding and improving data quality is an underlying theme to all the work in the Lab Ops areas.

  • Troubleshooting test cell and engine issues and drive improvements based on an issues list. Project work will be around supporting major test cell improvement projects like installing of new gas emission analyser, Particulate Matter (PM), smoke meters, new test cell fuel system, air flow meter; gas chromatography etc.


College, university - Studying towards a degree in Mechanical / Electrical / Automotive / Chemical engineering or a related subject required.

  • Self-motivated and able to manage own projects.

  • Ability to work and communicate with cross-functional groups.

  • Practical approach to support technical investigation and evaluation.

  • A sound understanding of Engineering principles and calculations, with the ability to apply them.

The role will provide excellent experience for your CV and an introduction to a Test Engineering role in industry. A mentor will be there to guide you through your placement year. The following training will be provided;

  • Training in Corporate systems such as Oracle, Ariba and familiarisation with other business software (such as Calterm III, Test cell software like AVL Puma and CyFlex, etc)

  • Coaching to enable the development of other business skills.

  • 4 x 1 day workshops through an external training provider: Adapting to Professional Environments, Effective Communication and Presentation Skills, Team Work, Customer Care.

  • Internal Placement and Graduate Networks

  • Emissions calculations and equipment

  • Air flow measurements system

  • Gas composition measurements system

  • Engine Appreciation & performance

  • IMechE mentor provided to work towards professional status via MPDS scheme.


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

Job Type Cooperative / 12 Month Placement

Recruitment Job Type Student - Cooperative/12 Month Placement

Job Posting Dec 13, 2017, 6:58:48 AM

Unposting Date Ongoing

Req ID: 170005Y2