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Cummins Inc. OCU - Technical - Materials Engineering Associate - 1st Shift in Columbus, Indiana

OCU - Technical - Materials Engineering Associate - 1st Shift


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We are looking for a talented Technical - Materials Engineering Associate - 1st Shift to join our team for our location in Columbus, IN with starting pay of $33.00 - 37.00/hr. based on experience. This role is 1st shift position 8:00 am – 4:00 pm Monday - Friday.

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

  • Functions as a Team Laboratory Lead and/or performs analyses, data acquisition and interpretation, technical reporting, and maintenance of Materials Engineering tools and standard and specialized test equipment, while positively impacting the organization's performance.

  • Actively functions as the team lead for all laboratory work priorities and activities, equipment and instruments calibrations and maintenance, technical reporting and documentation, and interfacing with departmental management, customers, engineers, and other teams.

  • Provides technical expertise and support for planning, scheduling, and testing on specialized analytical instruments and equipment.

  • Utilizes advanced skills and technical expertise to prepare samples and specimens for analyses, perform analyses and data acquisition, provide interpretation of results, and write technical reports.

  • Performs maintenance and calibration checks on specialized analytical instruments and equipment.

  • Actively mentors, and trains other technicians in the use of specialized analytical instruments and equipment and test methods.Leads, develops, and applies advanced test methods to improve laboratory capabilities on specialized analytical instruments and equipment.

  • Leads and coordinates the collection, transportation, and documentation of chemical waste disposal.

  • Ensures interactions with customers, suppliers, engineers, and other functions; develops and gives technical presentations.

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

  • Ensures maintenance of quality procedures and work instructions.

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

  • Leads and participates in self- and team-audits and associated corrective actions.

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

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

  • A regionally applicable Certification (e.g. US Department of Labor) or two year Associates Degree from an accredited college program in a relevant field of study OR

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering or Material Science is preferred.

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


  • Requires significant relevant work experience, 4-6 years preferred, or specialized skills obtained through education, training or on-the-job experience.

  • Knowledge/education related to Physics, Solid Mechanics, and Dynamics is recommended.

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.

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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 Sep 13, 2023, 8:00:08 PM

Unposting Date Ongoing

Organization Corporate

Role Category Onsite

Relocation Package Ineligible

Req ID: 230008LS