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Cummins Inc. Placement - Maintenance in Daventry, United Kingdom

Placement - Maintenance


Cummins are now recruiting for our 2020 intake of 12 month placements in the UK, whichprovide a meaningful opportunity for university students to accomplish real-world projects in a professional environment.


If successful on the programme you may be given the opportunity to work part-time during your final year of study and/or be offered the opportunity to return as a graduate.

The role of Maintenance Placement will be to keep production departments and upper level management informed on the performance of production operations on a weekly basis.

The Maintenance department is responsible for maintenance, repair and improvements to machine tools, test cells, production lines, industrial control systems, plant and equipment.

The role will involve

  • reporting on breakdowns using Microsoft Powerpoint

  • constantly looking for new ways to collate and analyse breakdown data used in the Key Performance Indicators

  • working to improve overall equipment effectiveness, uptime, MTTF/MTTR and capability by utilizing continuous improvement tools and working cross functionally

  • turning reported downtime into actionable data

  • taking on a variety of projects linked to improving plant production processes including cross-functional projects (utilising other departments)

The role will provide excellent experience for your CV and an introduction to a Maintenance/Production/Projects-style role in industry. A mentor will be there to guide you through your placement year. The following training will be provided;

  • Training in Corporate systems such as Oracle, and familiarisation with other business software (such as Maximo etc)

  • Coaching to enable the development of other business skills.

  • 4 x 1 day workshops through an external training provider: Adapting to Professional Environments, Effective Communication and Presentation Skills, Team Work, Customer Care.

  • Internal Placement and Graduate Networks


  • high proficiency in the use of Excel

  • self-motivated – the successful applicant will need to be able to manage their own time, including managing projects as hard deadlines are rare

  • ability to teach oneself on new software packages

  • flexibility – the nature of the project work will depend much on the needs of the business during the 12-month period

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-Northamptonshire-UK, Daventry, Cummins Co Ltd

Job Type Cooperative / 12 Month Placement

Recruitment Job Type Student - Cooperative/12 Month Placement

Job Posting Oct 3, 2019, 4:40:54 PM

Unposting Date Dec 31, 2019, 5:59:00 PM

Req ID: 190004K6