Cummins Inc. Senior Material Engineer in Milton Keynes, United Kingdom

Senior Material Engineer


Closing date: 23 rd March 2019

Cummins is a place big enough to coach and develop a global workforce and create the world’s leading clean, engine technology. We’re also small enough for you to find your fit and personal passion with a team of dependable, innovative thinkers who are developing their careers within a diverse, inclusive, empowering environment.

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Our Corporate Business Unit delivers reliable, durable, high performing products to our global partners. Working in an innovative space, you’ll develop high tech solutions that will fuel your advanced career skill set and empower you to own your career. Our integrated businesses demand the talents and creativity of individuals with a wide range of skills and experience.

This is an exciting opportunity in Milton Keynes for a Senior Materials Engineer.

Cummins Electrified Power are a leading provider of flexible battery solutions for demanding automotive and power applications .

Your impact will be seen in these and other ways:

  • Using your technical understanding of materials – properties, manufacturing feasibility, durability and cost – you will select materials for the development battery pack enclosures.

  • With an advanced knowledge of plastics and composite materials, you will work with mechanical design and development teams to create safe, durable and cost-effective mounting and enclosures for high-voltage battery assemblies.

  • You will utilise your knowledge of automotive product emergence processes to and project-engineering to manage the full project lifecycle – from initial requirements gathering and specification, to supplier nomination and management, through to test, validation and final sign-off.


Skills and Experience Required:

  • Component Material and Process Selection – the ability to evaluate component requirements (form and function) to identify base material and processing options;

  • Background in manufacturing feasibility, process material and selection based on best-fit option(s) aligned to requirements;

  • Experience of specifying and managing effective test plans to validate selected material and processes against specification documents.

  • Exposure to simulation and design analysis methods using Ansys.

  • Extensive background of enclosure design using PTC Creo.

  • Experience of using non-destructive test (NDT) methods and laboratory equipment.

  • Full understanding of thermal properties, vibration analysis and underbonnet packaging.

  • Experience of using DFMEA to ensure reliability and product safety; analysis of component failures to understand material limitations, manufacturing constraints and potential design risks.

  • Material Characterization – Interpretation of mechanical, chemical, microstructural and physical properties using laboratory equipment to confirm compliance to print, and correlation of these properties with field or component test results to determine robustness;

  • Definition of appropriate material characterisation schedule using correct laboratory equipment to ensure requirements are met.

  • Joining and Bonding Science – the choice of appropriate bonding technique considering material type(s), applied loads and available bonding area to generate a durable bonded joint; process and inspection specifications taking base materials, bonding materials and bonding equipment into account to ensure sufficient and consistent quality; application to multi-functional components to establish a spatially efficient joint that doesn't require disassembly.

Required Education, Licenses or Certifications

  • University degree in Automotive or Aeronautical Engineering required. Masters degrees are preferred, or potentially PhD qualification in a materials-related field,

  • OR, equivalent vocational experience in a relevant role

Compensation and Benefits

In return we can offer a base salary of £45-56,000 (dependent on experience).

Plus a wide range of competitive benefits including:

  • Cummins Contributory Pension Scheme

  • Variable annual bonus

  • Assisted Healthcare scheme

  • Healthshield

  • Cummins Rewards

  • Cycle to work scheme

  • Flexible working hours

  • Opportunity to develop professionally including IMechE MPDS scheme, with the potential for support with further education and professional qualifications ongoing.

At Cummins, we are dedicated to diversity in the workplace and we are committed to a policy of treating all our employees and job applicants equally. No employee or potential employee will receive less favourable treatment because of any protected characteristic.

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

Job Type Experienced - Exempt / Office

Recruitment Job Type Exempt - Experienced

Job Posting Feb 21, 2019, 4:49:38 PM

Unposting Date Mar 23, 2019, 6:59:00 PM

Req ID: 190000I6