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Cummins Inc. Materials Engineering Technician - 1st Shift Columbus, Indiana in Columbus, Indiana

Materials Engineering Technician - 1st Shift Columbus, Indiana


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Utilizes advanced skills, knowledge, and experiences for leading projects or activities and performing analyses using Materials Engineering tools and standard instruments and test equipment, while positively impacting the organization's performance.

Applies advanced skills and experiences while preparing samples and specimens, operating analytical instruments and equipment, performing physical analyses, acquiring and interpreting data, and documenting technical results in support of production and non-production engineering, quality, and manufacturing groups.

Effectively utilizes advanced skills and experiences to solve complex problems; compiles, analyzes, and reports performance or progress information to management.

Develops and documents all laboratory methods.

Performs routine calibrations, maintenance, troubleshooting, and minor repair of instruments and equipment.

Coordinates the collection, transportation, and documentation of chemical waste disposal.

Understands and applies appropriate company and department rules and guidelines to work.

Actively mentors and trains apprentices, trainees, and technicians; manages training needs within the laboratory.

Interfaces with customers, suppliers, engineers, and other functions.

Coordinates programs including planning, scheduling, ordering, and tracking; handles projects that require significant decisions to be made to work flow and priorities; provides effective technical and project leadership.

Exercises independent decision-making and initiative for needed activities, problem solving, creative technical and analytical work, and hands-on applications.

Participates in the maintenance of quality procedures and work instructions.

Participates in improvement projects; demonstrates adaptability and responsiveness to changing work needs and willingness to undertake new tasks.

Develops and gives presentations to engineers, customers, and suppliers.

Participates in self and team audits and associated corrective actions.

Performs other miscellaneous duties, as required.

Diversity Statement

At Cummins, we are an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer dedicated to diversity in the workplace. Our policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified persons without regard to race, gender, color, disability, national origin, age, religion, union affiliation,



Ensures accountability - Holding self and others accountable to meet commitments.

Collaborates - Building partnerships and working collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives.

Communicates effectively - Developing and delivering multi-mode communications that convey a clear understanding of the unique needs of different audiences.

Customer focus - Building strong customer relationships and delivering customer-centric solutions.

Decision quality - Making good and timely decisions that keep the organization moving forward.

Nimble learning - Actively learning through experimentation when tackling new problems, using both successes and failures as learning fodder.

Data Acquisition - Prepares samples, verifies equipment calibration and performs tests according to an approved standard procedure or work instruction in a manner which ensures, and results in, data that can be trusted and delivered to the engineer or customer.

Data Reporting - Prepares documentation in a manner which clearly organizes and presents testing methods, instrument settings, the data and analysis to allow the engineer and customer to understand the results and form accurate conclusions and recommendations.

Material Characterization - Interprets mechanical, chemical, microstructural and physical properties using laboratory equipment to confirm compliance to print, and correlates these properties with field or component test results to determine robustness; defines appropriate material characterization schedule using correct laboratory equipment to ensure requirements are met.

Education, Licenses, Certifications

High school diploma, GED or equivalent required with Department of Labor Certification OR

Associates degree from an accredited program in a related field and at least two years of relevant experience OR

Bachelors degree in a related field OR

Relevant military education and experience.

Must pass all related testing.


Requires significant relevant work experience or specialized skills obtained through education, training or on-the-job experience.

This position will primarily support the deposit/particulate chemistry work streams in the Combustion and Aftertreatment Deposit Analysis Lab; primary responsibilities will include sample collection/preparation, instrument operation and basic maintenance/troubleshooting, routine data interpretation and reporting, customer communication and planning


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

Job Type Experienced - Exempt / Office

Recruitment Job Type Office

Job Posting Feb 15, 2021, 3:47:17 PM

Unposting Date Ongoing

Req ID: 210000NE