Materials Engineering Technician - 1st Shift Columbus, Indiana

Last updated 28 days ago
Location:Columbus, Indiana

No, this isn’t one of those ordinary jobs.

Cummins is a team of dependable, innovative thinkers, who are empowered to generate and deliver solutions for customers, community and environment. Our employees develop their careers through the challenges only a diverse, global innovator can promise. This is a collaborative culture where thinking beyond your desk is more than part of the job. It is the job.

This is what we call Working Right.


Required to be a primary operator on several pieces of equipment and serve as a backup on other equipment. Utilizes advanced skills, knowledge, and experiences for leading projects or activities and performing analyses using Materials Engineering tools and standard instruments and test equipment, while positively impacting the organization's performance.
Applies advanced skills and experiences while preparing samples and specimens, operating analytical instruments and equipment, performing physical analyses, acquiring and interpreting data, and documenting technical results in support of production and non-production engineering, quality, and manufacturing groups.
Effectively utilizes advanced skills and experiences to solve complex problems; compiles, analyzes, and reports performance or progress information to management.
Develops and documents all laboratory methods.
Performs routine calibrations, maintenance, troubleshooting, and minor repair of instruments and equipment.
Coordinates the collection, transportation, and documentation of chemical waste disposal.
Understands and applies appropriate company and department rules and guidelines to work.
Actively mentors and trains apprentices, trainees, and technicians; manages training needs within the laboratory.
Interfaces with customers, suppliers, engineers, and other functions.
Coordinates programs including planning, scheduling, ordering, and tracking; handles projects that require significant decisions to be made to work flow and priorities; provides effective technical and project leadership.
Exercises independent decision-making and initiative for needed activities, problem solving, creative technical and analytical work, and hands-on applications.
Participates in the maintenance of quality procedures and work instructions.
Participates in improvement projects; demonstrates adaptability and responsiveness to changing work needs and willingness to undertake new tasks.
Develops and gives presentations to engineers, customers, and suppliers.
Participates in self and team audits and associated corrective actions.
Performs other miscellaneous duties, as required.


Compensation and Benefits:

Benefits: 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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