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Cummins Inc. Placement – Design Engineer (Battery Structures) in Milton Keynes, United Kingdom

Placement – Design Engineer (Battery Structures)



Cummins are now recruiting for our 2020 intake of 12 month placements in the UK, which provide a meaningful opportunity for university students to accomplish real-world projects in a professional environment.

If successful on the programme you may be given the opportunity to work part-time during your final year of study and/or be offered the opportunity to return as a graduate.

Key Responsibilities:

You will be working within the Electrified Power Business Unit – Battery Enclosures and Structures design team based within the Milton Keynes.

This opportunity will see you participate in the product development team alongside mechanical, electrical & thermal engineers with particular focus on structures and enclosure components. From this you will develop an understanding of fundamental structural design, product development cycle & designing in context.

Day to day you will be designing components using CAD systems to meet technical requirements in context with a focus on low-cost, design for manufacture & assembly. You will also be responsible to documentation of design principles across a wide range of commodities & co-ordinate structural analysis on those designs (Vibration, crash, mechanical shock loading).

You will also have the opportunity for the continued improvement of product design and development which will support delivery of future battery projects. You will have first-hand experience of concept through to detail design identifying potential battery enclosure failure modes, how these can be mitigated through optimised design and then validated via CAE analysis, component testing & system level validation.

Training Provided:

  • Training in Corporate IT tools (such as Skype for Business, Microsoft SharePoint, Power BI). Structured placement training opportunities (covering various soft skills such as presentation, communication, time management & interpersonal skills.)

  • Relevant training to the job role offered (may include training with systems, business systems analysis tools, problem solving tools, business process improvement tools, project management training, ITIL, system development lifecycle tools and methodologies)- role dependent.

  • Functional on the job training depending on location / role (may include training on supply chain, distribution, warehousing and logistics, manufacturing, engineering and test labs.)

  • Potential to build further knowledge and skills supporting community activities such as young enterprise, interview training and public speaking skills training.

This is an exciting opportunity for highly motivated individuals who are innovative, driven to succeed and with a passion to challenge the status quo.



Education, Licenses, Certifications

University or equivalent undergraduate degree inMechanical Engineering, Motorsport Engineering, Automotive Engineering, Electric Transportation, Systems Engineering, Aerospace or similar subjects.


  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.

  • Ability to learn, analyse, and understand business and technical processes.

  • Must be a team player with ability to work as part of a team.

  • Ability to handle multiple tasks/projects at one time.

  • General IT proficiency and understanding.

  • Problem solving.

  • Competent in Microsoft Office.


Closing date for applications 29thFebruary 2020


Primary Location United Kingdom-England-Milton Keynes-UK, Milton Keynes, Precedent House

Job Type Cooperative / 12 Month Placement

Recruitment Job Type Student - Cooperative/12 Month Placement

Job Posting Jan 9, 2020, 2:59:09 PM

Unposting Date Ongoing

Req ID: 1900053Y