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Cummins Inc. Reactor Lab Chemistry Associate - Hourly in Stoughton, Wisconsin

Reactor Lab Chemistry Associate - Hourly


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 Engine Business 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 Stoughton, Wisconsin for a Reactor Lab Chemistry Associate.

Cummins USA is where you can work on industry leading engineering projects such as New Product Development, Value Package Introduction and Systems Product Validation.

Your impact will happen in these and other ways:

  • Performs routine analyses using Materials Engineering tools and standard instruments and test equipment, while positively impacting the organization's performance.

  • Operates analytical instruments and equipment and performs physical analysis in support of production and non-production engineering, quality, and manufacturing groups.

  • Prepares samples and specimens for testing using standard laboratory techniques, procedures, or work instructions.

  • Acquires and interprets data and documents results; provides written results in a laboratory or technical report format when appropriate.

  • Develops and documents laboratory methods.

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

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

  • Works with and trains apprentices, trainees, and technicians.

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

  • Coordinates programs including planning, scheduling, ordering, and tracking.

  • Participates in the maintenance of quality procedures and work instructions.

  • Participates in improvement projects.

  • Develops and gives presentations to customers and suppliers.

  • Participates in self and team audits and associated corrective action.

  • Performs other miscellaneous duties, as required.



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 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.

  • Experimental setup and testing of core and powder emissions control catalysts on customized synthetic gas reactors including electric furnaces, heated lines, water pumps, mass flow controllers, mass spectrometers, and FTIR gas analyzers.

  • Regular calibration, maintenance and use of FT-IR, BET surface area and other analytical instruments.

  • Position requires education and demonstrated skills in chemistry, with a strong background in chemical instrumentation.

  • Experience in troubleshooting and maintaining specialized lab equipment & familiarity with Labview based data-acquisition systems strongly desirable.

  • May be required to lift up to 33 lbs.

  • Required to work safely with electrical & mechanical equipment used in the lab, with potentially toxic and hazardous materials.

Compensation and Benefits

Base hourly 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.

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Primary Location United States-Wisconsin-Madison-US, WI, Stoughton, FGD Nelson Industries Inc

Job Type Experienced - Exempt / Office

Recruitment Job Type Office

Job Posting Oct 30, 2020, 2:55:28 PM

Unposting Date Ongoing

Req ID: 200002X1