Careers

Tridib K. Saha, Power Systems Engineering Intern

On value-based, project work while interning at Cummins…

“My internship projects focused on fundamental future endeavors of Cummins: the electrification of trucks and busses. As a Corporate Research and Tech Intern, I used Simulink and Matlab to create models. I exercised these models with a Design of Experiments study to find what battery size and life will get us the desired fuel economy for certain vehicles. Studies like this help Cummins stay in the race of electrification of vehicles which is becoming more popular with time. Cummins is always on top of researching and finding ways to incorporate future technologies in their products.

Purdue’s challenging and hands on coursework has given me the right skills to tackle the work I completed during my internship at Cummins.”

On accomplishing your goals and the Cummins culture…

“The culture at Cummins is very supportive and helpful concerning your growth as an individual and as a team. When I needed to find answers, my manager and other full-time employees have given me guidance and support so that I am never stuck with a problem. Cummins has a very results driven and technical culture which has motivated me to learn a lot of problems solving skills and work beyond expectation. The tech center was open 24/7 which gave me the flexibility to work during my effective hours as long as the work gets done on time.

Cummins always delivers corporate news via email which helps us stay informed of what is going on with the company. Cummins also provides visibility to all employees and countless events and opportunities to network in your department and amongst other departments via affinity groups”

On experiencing technology and innovation… 

“During my internship, I have had the opportunity to be a part of Cummins future technologies and innovation. Several projects that lead to a better product development and to implementing future technologies into Cummins product was a great experience that has opened my eyes about Cummins as a company that goes beyond its engine business.”

On impacting the customer…

“My project is a small contribution of research that will answer a lot of question when customers will want to know about future technologies and how those future products will provide the necessary specifications the customers will need in a vehicle to get their job done. Data interpretation and life prediction is an important tool to motivate customers to buy a product or decide which product they will need in their line of work thus these tools that are created in the research and technology group helps service engineers to answer the customer questions and also help communicate with suppliers on what part are required to make our product.”

On company and community involvement…

“Cummins is heavily involved in the community with an emphasis on at least 4 hours of community service per employee. I have spent time building campground fences at Brown Country State Park as part of community service. This is just one of the numerous ways Cummins gives back to the community. One of the values Cummins lives by is ‘Serve and improve the communities in which we live’ and this was highly evident during my internship.

Another notable event was the Downtown Indianapolis resource group (DIRG) event where interns got to network with many Cummins senior leaders, where they talked about the values of the company, the culture of Cummins and their experiences during their internship at Cummins. My manager says that they hardly get to interact with any senior leaders but the internship experience Cummins provides makes that possible very easily.”

On the benefits from your internship…

“This internship let me put my Matlab/Simulink and research skills into real world problems. I have also learned a sense of professionalism and communication techniques at an industry level. As an electrical engineering graduate student you hardly get to learn about engines, but with hands-on engine familiarization class I got to take apart an ISL-9 engine and learn about the functions of each part. During my internship, I learned how to incorporate Six Sigma into providing solutions and project management skills that will help me tackle my own projects as a member and a team leader in the future. All of these will be very helpful in preparing me for the industry world as I finish graduate school.”

On what you enjoyed most about working at Cummins…

“Cummins is by far the best company I have worked for that cared about its employees and the community. This has helped me decide that I would definitely work for Cummins. I have seen how Cummins helps employees with career development and how the company affects the communities both globally and nationally by its community service and quality of products that goes beyond environmental ratings.”

On Working Right at Cummins…

“To me, Working Right means to have a good sense of integrity, responsibility, and service. At Cummins, I would put in enough efforts to get the job done and go beyond expectations while also giving back to the community through service events. I have posted several activities on Instagram showing how you can work right at Cummins which will help motivate my peer interns and future interns as well.”