Cummins Inc. Placement – Product Development in Ramsgate, United Kingdom

Placement – Product Development


At CumminsPower Systems 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.

* Role Purpose*

As the Product Development Placement Student within our Global Engineering Team, this role has responsibility for the delivery of engineering tasks and assignments within the Kent Technical Centre. In this role you will apply knowledge of engineering principles and practices in a wide variety of projects to research, design, develop, analyse and release products and subsystems through the product life cycle.

  • Design,develop, research and analyse generator set power systems and components.

  • Use of engineering tools to analyse engineering problems to identify potential design solutions to resolve internal and external ‘customer’ issues.

  • Assist in creating design specifications considering application, cost, weight,performance, product

life,manufacture, assembly and service requirements.

  • Develop and release design solutions in line with Cummins and global design


  • Verify design using analysis and/or functional testing, interpret results, drive decisions and assess risk.

  • Apply engineering and/or scientific skills and continue to develop experience increating

engineering solutions.

  • Participate in design reviews and safety reviews.

  • Support research and application of alternative generation, waste energy recovery and efficiency improvement technologies to the diesel/gas electricity generating set with a view to improving

overall efficiency.

  • Collaborate with other functions (such as Operations, Marketing) to ensure stakeholders

requirements are met throughout the design and development process.

  • Embracing the Company values and mission; and representing and promoting Cummins Power Systems to the Customer, internally and externally.


  • Studying for Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical, Electrical, Electronics or related Engineering


  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Excellent IT skills to include Excel and PowerPoint

  • Strong organisational and time management skills.

  • Effective written and oral communication skills

  • Flexible and proactive attitude with a desire to learn and take on responsibility.

  • Some experience of working within mechanical, electrical, or electronics will be advantageous but not mandatory

    To be eligible for our 12 Month work placement you must be a university student who has a placement year option as part of their degree programme. You will spend a year in a specific department to gain real experience in your subject area. You are supported by formal and informal training, and work on projects that add true value to the business.The placement scheme is a great place to start a career with Cummins you will experience not only the skills and work aspect, the culture and core values of the business.

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.


Primary Location United Kingdom-England-Kent-UK, Ramsgate, Cummins Power Generation

Job Type Cooperative / 12 Month Placement

Recruitment Job Type Student - Cooperative/12 Month Placement

Job Posting Feb 15, 2019, 6:14:13 AM

Unposting Date Ongoing

Req ID: 190000CV