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Cummins Control Engineer Interview Questions

Updated Dec 14, 2016
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Controls Engineer Interview

Anonymous Employee
Accepted Offer
Negative Experience
Easy Interview

Interview

first is the behavior questions . after one month, it is technical questions . both are phone call interviews. HR will ask a few standard behavior questions like introduction, your weakness, your strength.

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    Controls Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 6 weeks. I interviewed at Cummins (Boston, MA) in April 2016.

    Interview

    Had two phone interviews. First was a 30 minute long behavioral interview while the second was an hour long technical interview.
    The interviewers were really polite and asked questions related to Cummins values and also questions about my previous job experiences.

    Interview Questions

    • How is control systems applied in a diesel engine?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    No negotiation


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    Controls Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Cummins.

    Interview

    Swift & cooperative.
    Contacted by HR for scheduling a phone interview & then was asked for on site interview.
    1st round: 1 hour
    2nd round: 1 hour
    Process was smooth. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    Interview Questions

    • Behavioral & technical questions   1 Answer

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    Control Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Gainesville, FL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Cummins (Gainesville, FL) in October 2013.

    Interview

    1. Talked to a recruiter on university's career showcase and was asked to apply online. Received a phone call right after the showcase to schedule an on-campus interview.

    2. Had behavior interview on campus. It should be a 2:1 interview, one HR and one engineer. But I was interviewed only by the engineer because the HR went for lunch.
    Lasted for 45 mins.

    3. Got an email to schedule a phone interview two weeks after the on-campus interview. Interviewed by a control engineer. He tried to get me relaxed by talking about my interests, hobbies for the first several minutes. Then followed by some technical questions. The interviewee tried to dig deep into my answer until I was unable to explain any more.
    Lasted for about 1 hour.

    4. Received a phone call from Columbus, IN requiring for some personal information. Then contacted the next day providing me two positions to choose from.

    Interview Questions

    • Some of the behavioral questions were about:
      1) brief self-introduction
      2) Explain each experience listed on resume.
      3) What if you give you customer wrong information.
      4) Handle with several projects at the same time.
      4) Have different opinions with your leader.
      5) Conflicts with team members/colleagues.

      Some of the technical questions were about:
      1) What's the difference between classic control and modern control.
      2) What's the condition for a system to be stable. What will happen if it gets unstable.
      3) Give a rough design of a cruise control system.
      4) What is a vector table in microcontroller programming?
      5) How does an interrupt work.
      6) Describe the way a sensor works in your project.  
      3 Answers

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    Controls Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 5 weeks. I interviewed at Cummins (Columbus, OH) in September 2013.

    Interview

    Got the first round chance on a career fair which they informed me about the behavior interview 1 week later. The behavior interview is 1:1 and the hr is nice. Try to be the first interviewee that day and be expressive.
    About 2 weeks after first round, there was a on phone technical interview. Got the offer 3 weeks after that.

    Interview Questions

    • Behavioral one: on campus; 1 hour; most questions are easy like how to solve conflict between you and colleague, how to manage your time.
      Technical one: on phone; 1 hour; one question is to design a control strategy for a driving car. And also asked me about the most successful and innovative work project I have ever done.  
      1 Answer

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    Controls Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in West Lafayette, IN
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Cummins (West Lafayette, IN) in August 2013.

    Interview

    There were three interviews.
    1) Technical Questions
    2) Your Experiences
    3) What interests you (helps for placement)

    All three interviews were over the phone and they were very clear on what was going to happen. At the end of the interview, they told you right then and there if we should expect another phone interview in the near future.


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    Controls Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Anaheim, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at Cummins (Anaheim, CA).

    Interview

    The interview process was very simple. Not very technical. The recruiter wants to see if you fit the company culture. The questions are more behavior based. They spend more time explaining the culture of the company and what kind of projects you will work on there including the overall outcome of the internship with them.

    Interview Questions

    • What are some of your weaknesses? Steps you take to overcome them.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    They dont negotiate salary for interns. The salary is based on level schooling and availability of positions in hr.


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    Controls Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Columbus, IN
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4 days. I interviewed at Cummins (Columbus, IN) in March 2013.

    Interview

    Meet with multiple members of the technical staff. Technical discussions on a variety of topics. Plant tour with emphasis on the areas that I would be working in, Follow up after the tour with HR to explain the rest of the process. Total time on the interview was about 6 hours.

    Interview Questions

    • Gave me a set of drawings that had been submitted by a supplier and asked how I would handle the approval process.   1 Answer

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    Control Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in West Lafayette, IN
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Cummins (West Lafayette, IN) in September 2012.

    Interview

    On campus interview by two very nice Indian engineers

    They follow a standard questions sheet which is identical for every interview on that day. Basically they repeat some similar behavior questions three times, such as how you deal with controversial problem or conflict with co-workers. So prepare some different materials for same problem if you can.

    The two engineers replied my thank you letter but I didn't hear back from them regarding next step. SInce I only has the contact info from engineers, that won't help much if I cant get in touch with HR.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe a time when you FAILED to meet the deadline.
      How you deal with a sensitive topic in a public meeting  
      Answer Question

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    Controls Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Cummins (Orlando, FL) in September 2012.

    Interview

    I was interviewed directly by an electronics talent scout at the HEENAC Conference. I did not have to go through HR because the talent scout was able to make both the technical and behavioral interview questions. Since I was a college hire, the questions were mostly behavioral and a few were controls related.The behavior questions were situations that helped the recruiter assess me in the core values of Cummins, such as integrity.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe a controls system by showing the interactions between inputs and outputs.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    No negotiation as the package was good and I was a college hire.


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