Columbus, Indiana

Material Science Summer 2023 Internship Positions


Material Science Summer 2023 Internship Positions

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We are looking for a talented Material Science Engineer to join our team specializing in Engineering for our Corporate Business in Columbus, IN and/or your remote home office.

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

This applied materials position utilizes basic knowledge of materials science and engineering principles and practices to identify and advance material solutions to achieve application, design, analysis, manufacturing and quality requirements. The position works cross-functionally on projects that require material science guidance on topics such as material and process selection, failure analysis, material characterization, and material and process expertise on questions pertaining to manufacturing and quality problems.

  • Investigates material and material processing problems, understands causal mechanisms, recommends appropriate action, actively contributes to problem resolution and documents results with guidance from more experienced team members.
  • Applies and supports the improvement of processes such as material and material processing validation, quality auditing, design validation and 7-step problem solving and utilizes the tools and techniques for material characterization, material testing, non-destructive testing, mechanical and physical properties measurement, simulation and statistical data analysis which are required to enable higher quality decision making.
  • Obtains input and negotiates with Quality, Supply Chain and Engineering functions and delivers testing/analysis results and consultancy to these functions to enable internal and external customer success.
  • Makes decisions in the areas of material and material processing selection and optimization, qualification and inspection that impact product quality, reliability, durability and capability.
  • Applies and improves material specifications/standards in alignment with requirements, capability and quality needs.
  • Owns problem resolution for moderately complex components, products, systems, subsystems or services with a greater degree of technical complexity and ambiguity over the entry level engineer level and with greater accountability to the project team.
  • Provides independent execution of established work processes and systems, while still developing technology or product knowledge; engages with the improvement of systems and processes.
  • Involves minimal direct management of people but could involve the coordination and direction of work amongst technicians and/or temporary student employees.
  • Contributes effectively toward team goals, exhibits influence within a work group and continues to develop proficiency in the competency areas critical to success in the role.

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

  • Component Failure Analysis
  • Component Material and Process Selection
  • Applies Principles of Tribology
  • Non-Destructive Evaluation
  • Material Characterization
  • Joining and Bonding Science
  • Applies Principles of Surface Engineering
  • Decision Quality
  • Drives Results
  • Collaborates
  • Communicates Effectively
  • Self-Development


Degree Programs Considered: Bachelor’s, Master’s, PhD

Major Programs Typically Considered: All Engineering Majors

Internship program criteria :

  • Must be a full-time enrolled student pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree
  • Minimum 2.5 or above GPA preferred
  • Must be able to complete a minimum of 10-weeks and up to a maximum of 12-weeks commitment
  • Must be able to complete 40 hours per week
  • Willingness to learn from others on the job

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.

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Primary Location United States-Indiana-Columbus-US, IN, Columbus, Corporate Office Building

Job Type Internship

Recruitment Job Type Student - Internship

Job Posting Jan 3, 2023, 5:25:34 PM

Unposting Date Ongoing

Organization Corporate

Req ID: 220007IP

Columbus, Indiana

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