Cummins - Design and Analysis Engineer Interview Questions & Answers
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Interview processThe interview started of with 2 senior engineers asking me about my personal interests and why I choose the course.
Then it was about the company and what the role was about and its challenges. Then I gave a presentation about a topic in my case a connecting rod. I was informed about this when HR contacted me to give me details about the interview.
After the presentation the engineers tested my knowledge about this product. This was followed by an in depth technical interview about connecting rods. I was shown some parts and asked about what I would do to improve the design. I was shown some failed parts and asked what's the cause.
After this lengthy interview I was introduced to a junior engineer who showed me the office and the factory.
Most difficult questionThe most challenging question was about a new part and I was asked what can be done to optimize the design. Since it was new and not a failed part it was difficult to say what exactly was the problem in the first place without any knowledge about its design.
Interview tipsGet the basics right and don't just focus on the role. Getting the fundamentals of engineering brushed up will help a lot as it will be tested not just software and IT skills.
For Engineering related roles you will have to give a presentation on a topic related to some engine part. Focus on it and learn everything you can about it. Then the systems surrounding it or support systems which depend on it. Simple questions which we think won't be asked will be asked. Like hand calculations- Free body diagrams, bending moments will be asked. So focus on real engineering skills like 2D engineering design on paper.
Experiences at the assessment centrePresentation, personality or situational judgement test and technical questions
- Group / Panel
- Senior Management
- Verbal reasoning
- Assessment centre
- Group excercise
- Background check
- Competency based questions
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