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Cummins Inc. Mechanical Engineering Apprenticeship - OCU in Columbus, Indiana

Mechanical Engineering Apprenticeship - OCU


Mechanical Engineering Apprenticeship – OCU

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We are looking for a talented Mechanical Engineering Apprentice to join our Engine Business team in Columbus, IN. The starting pay will be $27/hour and there will be raises as individuals complete each segment of the Cummins Apprentice Program. Over the course of the apprenticeship, candidates will be rigorously cross trained in a variety of areas and this will also include working across all of the shifts within the organization.

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

  • Prepares test articles for test, including initial build and final teardown.

  • Responsible for installing instrumentation into test articles per relevant engineering standards.

  • Assists in testing in accordance with established test procedures and methodology.

  • Prepare test articles and associated fixtures, rigs, and equipment for testing.

  • Demonstrates an understanding of the function of test equipment and the contribution of the test equipment to the validity of test results.

  • Demonstrates knowledge of the functioning of the product under test to assess the contribution of the product to the validity of the test results.

  • Performs test stand installation, troubleshooting and setups and the upkeep and maintenance of laboratory equipment.

  • Performs other duties as required.

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

  • Action oriented - Taking on new opportunities and tough challenges with a sense of urgency, high energy, and enthusiasm.

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

  • Manages complexity - Making sense of complex, high quantity, and sometimes contradictory information to effectively solve problems.

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

  • Drives results - Consistently achieving results, even under tough circumstances.

  • 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.

  • Product Function Test System Design - Interprets test equipment specifications from test standards or lab customer requirements; selects and integrates appropriate equipment, instrumentation and software to control boundary conditions and collect measurement data; assesses capability of the lab equipment against the requirements and support infrastructure.

  • Test Setup and Configuration - Interprets test plan to determine optimal location and orientation within a test space in accordance with local safety and environmental requirements and fabricates required system with appropriate materials.

  • Test Article Build - Assembles test articles according to test requirements, including all necessary installation or accommodations for instrumentation, in a manner that allows the test articles to successfully undergo product functional test.

Education, Licenses, Certifications

  • High school diploma or certificate of completion of secondary education or equivalent experience to the extent such experience meets applicable regulations.

  • This position may require licensing for compliance with export controls or sanctions regulations.


  • Requires some work experience and intermediate level knowledge obtained through training or on-the-job experience.

  • Applicants must be program ready at the time of application submission to be considered. Program readiness can be proven by:

  • Providing a college transcript proving a passing grade in a pre-requisite math course, making the applicant ready to enroll in Ivy Tech MATH 136.

  • Completing the Knowledge Assessment (STEM path) through Ivy Tech and providing a screenshot of a passing score of 70 or more.

  • Submit your proof of program readiness to

To complete the Knowledge Assessment:

  • Apply to Ivy Tech at as courses only, if asked.

  • Receive acceptance and instructions to set up your account via email.

  • Setup your MyIvy account and click the link labeled "Knowledge Assessment."

  • Select STEM Math. If this option is not on your screen, click "enter a key to join private goals" and enter "STEM." If prompted for a key at any point once you have access to this assessment, enter "STEM."

  • Complete the initial assessment. If you do not earn a score of 70 or more, complete the remediation with the EdReady system. By completing the remediation, you will reach the target score.

  • Submit a screenshot of your final score to prove program readiness.

This position falls within the Office Committee Union (OCU) Base Business bargaining agreement. All OCU-represented positions are posted internally for 14 calendar days. Selection preference to be given to current OCU employees. Once the internal OCU candidate pool has been exhausted per the Southern Indiana OCU Labor Agreements, all other internal Cummins employees will be considered.

This is a Technical Associate position. All Employees are required to provide a resume for Non-Technical Associate, Non-Technical Associate-Specialist, and Technical Associate roles. Applications will be considered incomplete without an attached resume for this position.

Compensation and Benefits

Base salary rate commensurate with experience. 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.

Cummins and E-verify

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, sexual orientation, veteran status, citizenship, gender identity and/or expression, or other status protected by law. Cummins validates right to work using E-Verify. Cummins will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee’s Form I-9 to confirm work authorization.



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

Job Type Experienced - Exempt / Office

Recruitment Job Type Office

Job Posting Feb 7, 2024, 1:48:17 PM

Unposting Date May 8, 2024, 12:59:00 AM

Organization Engine Business

Role Category Onsite

Relocation Package Eligible

Req ID: 24000064