Employee Highlight - Keegan T.

Campbellfield

Meet Keegan, a Parts Interpreter at our Campbellfield branch (Victoria, Australia). 

Name:  Keegan T.

Job Title/Branch: Parts Interpreter at Campbellfield (Victoria)

Length of Service: 3 Years

 

What do you like most about working at Cummins?

There are several things I like about working at Cummins. First off is the team at Campbellfield, who are great supportive, workmates. I enjoy the questions and challenges we get asked daily, as well as seeing the innovation and updates that come with new products at Cummins. 

 

What do you think has changed the most at Cummins over the time you have been here? 

Keegan T.
Keegan T., Parts Interpreter

The team and the opportunities that allow me and my colleges to be successful within our roles.

It is great to work with such a knowledgeable group of people, which allows me to continually learn and grow within my role. Learning something new each day keeps my job interesting. It's exciting for me to think about how this knowledge will help me progress to future roles at Cummins. 

 

What achievement are you most proud of?

Completing my Parts Interpreter apprenticeship early was a big accomplishment for me. Also, I was proud to receive the HVIA Apprentice of the Year (Southern Region) recognition and the Automotive Apprentice of the Year in Automotive Parts Interpreting through Kangan Institute. 

 

What would you say to someone interested in working at the Campbellfield branch?

It’s a great environment to work in, with an awesome and supportive team. Cummins also has a large range of engine models in the industry, which gives technicians the opportunity to work on a diverse range of technology and products, while continually building industry knowledge and career skills.

 

At Cummins, the gift of recognition is always in season

2020 Cummins Chairman Impact Awards

In a year of uncertainty, one thing that remains unchanged is Cummins' emphasis on recognizing our global employees. 

Throughout 2020, the phrase “new normal” has often been used to describe the many changes this year has brought to both personal and professional life. At Cummins, however, one thing that will remain unchanged is the emphasis on recognizing the excellent work done by global employees to help build the world’s best company. While recognition activities are present within all teams, functions, business segments and regions across the globe, the Impact Awards is the company’s most global and inclusive stage.

"The innovative solutions our employees devise to address some of the most pressing challenges our company and communities face is one key element of how we achieve our mission of powering a more prosperous world," said Tony Satterthwaite, President and Chief Operating Officer and Executive Sponsor of the Cummins Impact Awards. 

Added Satterthwaite, "Now, more than ever, given the significance of those challenges, we want to continue and celebrate such work." 

The Impact Awards is Cummins’ largest recognition program. It celebrates both Six Sigma and non-Six Sigma projects that solve some of the company’s toughest challenges, as well as add value to employees, customers, communities and the environment. The awards recognize employees from all over the world, and they exist on three different levels: The Business Impact Awards, the Global Impact Awards and the Chairman’s Impact Awards. 

A total of 303 projects were recognized across the three levels this year. Fifteen of those were recognized at the Chairman’s level, the highest level, including a project that brought environmental awareness education to about 5.5 million school children in India. Another project improved water quality and reduced sewage pollution to livestock farms around the Han River in China. In the United Kingdom, one project worked to increase female representation in a technical environment. This list goes on, and the impact is vast.

As 2020 wraps up, global employees have begun giving their colleagues, and themselves, the gift of recognition by nominating eligible projects for an Impact Award in the upcoming awards cycle. The world might be experiencing a new normal, but recognition will always be in season at Cummins.
 

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Cummins is a global power leader that designs, manufactures, sells and services diesel and alternative fuel engines from 2.8 to 95 liters, diesel and alternative-fueled electrical generator sets from 2.5 to 3,500 kW, as well as related components and technology. Cummins serves its customers through its network of 600 company-owned and independent distributor facilities and more than 7,200 dealer locations in over 190 countries and territories.

Celebrating International Day of Persons With Disabilities

International Day of Persons With Disabilities - Cummins Inc.

Building Back Better: toward a disability-inclusive, accessible and sustainable post COVID-19 World.1

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Dennis P. Heathfield

The following article was authored by Dennis P. Heathfield, Executive Director Inclusion, People with Disabilities and Veterans, Cummins Inc. 

With the holiday season in full swing in many parts of the world, I wanted to stop for a minute to celebrate International Day of Persons with Disabilities and reflect on the progress we’ve made toward Cummins’ Disability Inclusion initiative.

This year’s theme is “Building Back Better: toward a disability-inclusive, accessible and sustainable post COVID-19 world,” and we’re excited to share stories of Cummins employees who are adjusting to the pandemic in their jobs and in their work with community partners.

As we near the end of the year, this is also an opportune time to reflect on our accomplishments in 2020. While there is more work to do, particularly in the area of representation, we continue to progress several areas within our Disability Inclusion initiative.

Here are a few of the highlights:

  • We achieved a ‘top performer’ score (80 out of 100) on the 2020 Disability Equality Index and recognition as a “Best Place to Work for Disability Inclusion.”
  • Under the leadership of Ignacio Garcia and Elizabeth Kuehner, the global Disability Inclusion Employee Resource Group (ERG) network doubled in size.
  • The Cummins Foundation awarded more than $380,000 in grants to disability-related projects and community partners around the world.
  • Mahesh Narang and the Cummins Emission Solutions (CES) leadership team have initiated site-specific initiatives at our Mineral Point, Wisconsin (U.S.), PCP2 (Phaltan, India), DCES (Wuhan, China) and Juarez (Mexico) facilities to increase disability representation, inclusion and retention.
  • We launched a Global Workplace Adjustments 6S project in June 2020 and began an assessment of Cummins web pages against global accessibility standards.
  • Global Integrated Services (GIS) Facilities continues to integrate accessibility-related elements into Cummins global building standards and new building projects, completed assessments at the majority of our key and critical sites and are working with stakeholders to remediate discrepancies.
  • We became corporate partners of Disability:IN and The Valuable 500, and continued our membership in the Business Disability Forum.

As the leader of this initiative, I am proud of this work and encourage Cummins employees and non-employees alike to get involved by helping in your community or by taking time to learn more about disability inclusion. And, if you are a Cummins employee with a disability and happen to be reading this, please consider ‘being counted’ by self-identifying.  

Thank you for helping Cummins to celebrate International Day of Persons with Disabilities by Building Back Better.

Additional Resources: 

1. The United Nations - International Day of Persons With Disabilities 
 

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Cummins Inc.

Cummins is a global power leader that designs, manufactures, sells and services diesel and alternative fuel engines from 2.8 to 95 liters, diesel and alternative-fueled electrical generator sets from 2.5 to 3,500 kW, as well as related components and technology. Cummins serves its customers through its network of 600 company-owned and independent distributor facilities and more than 7,200 dealer locations in over 190 countries and territories.

The Society of Women Engineers recognizes two Cummins leaders for excellence in the engineering field

The Society of Women Engineers recognizes two Cummins leaders for excellence in the engineering field

Jennifer Rumsey, President of Cummins’ Components business segment, and Katie Clingenpeel, Cummins’ Global Service Engineering Leader - B Platform, share insight into their recent awards from The Society of Women Engineers (SWE). 

In this Q&A, Jennifer Rumsey, President of Cummins’ Components business segment, and Katie Clingenpeel, Cummins’ Global Service Engineering Leader - B Platform, share insight into their recent awards from The Society of Women Engineers (SWE). SWE recently announced the recipients of its annual awards program, a nod to the industry leaders who are making significant contributions to the STEM community and the advancement of women in engineering. 

Rumsey was awarded the Suzanne Jenniches Upward Mobility Award, which is given to women that have made an outstanding contribution in the field of engineering and/or technical management, contributed to the decision making of the company and created a nurturing environment for other women in the workplace. In addition to being a keynote speaker at this year’s WE20 Virtual Conference, Rumsey was also featured on SWE’s Diversity Podcast discussing her career and views on empowering women in the engineering field. 

Clingenpeel was recognized with an Emerging Leader Award, which honors individuals who have been actively engaged in an engineering or technology profession and have demonstrated outstanding leadership skills as an individual resulting in significant accomplishments.

Q: Jennifer, the Suzanne Jenniches Upward Mobility Award recognizes women that have led their organizations in technical leadership. What technical changes would you like to see in the future at Cummins and in the industry?
Rumsey was awarded the Suzanne Jenniches Upward Mobility Award
Rumsey was awarded the Suzanne Jenniches Upward Mobility Award

Rumsey: Two of the things that have always excited me about working at Cummins are the opportunity to work on interesting and complex products and being a part of a company that’s committed to providing leading products to our customers and making a positive difference to the environment. In my current role, I focus on leading the Components business into the future. The automotive and industrial landscape is continuing to change and we are focused on helping our customers address future CO2 and NOx challenges. Our business is also committed to developing integrated components that provide value across the powertrain for our customers. 

 

Q: Katie, what advice would you give to young engineers who are looking to make an impact in their organization or industry?
Katie Clingenpeel was recognized with an Emerging Leader Award from SWE
Katie Clingenpeel was recognized with an Emerging Leader Award

Clingenpeel: Never act as if work is beneath you. Engineering is an innovative profession, but we all have responsibilities that may seem mundane at times. Look for opportunities to add value and take on tasks that others tend to avoid or complain about. Those who work hard each day with a positive attitude are the ones who are awarded with the most exciting and impactful opportunities over time. 

 

 

 

 

 

Q: Jennifer, how can the engineering industry create a more diverse and inclusive environment for women and minorities? 

Rumsey: Cummins is actively engaged in strengthening our diversity and inclusion core value. We believe diversity and inclusion are both critical for innovation, winning in the marketplace and creating a sustainable future. Being a woman in the engineering field, I have experienced conscious and unconscious bias throughout my career. I am highly motivated to work through these biases to create meaningful change. One way I have approached these biases is through open communication and finding a support network through professional organizations and Cummins’ Employee Resource Groups (ERG). ERG’s are employee-led teams that champion a diverse and inclusive workplace aligned with our mission, vision and values. For me, the Cummins’ Women Empowerment ERG and Society of Women Engineers were influential in my own personal development and growth during my career.  

Cummins is also taking a leading role in driving racial equity and leading with our values to create more inclusive communities. This is an area where I have more to learn, but I am proud to be on this journey that seeks to dismantle institutional racism and create systemic equity.

Q: Katie, what do you think are some of the biggest challenges facing young women engineers today?

Clingenpeel: There has never been a better time to be a woman engineer! Companies are eager to hire women into technical roles, and organizations like SWE are available to support our development. At Cummins, I have been able to balance my family life with my work responsibilities. We have a generous parental leave policy and industry-leading nursing mother’s support. I feel blessed to be a wife, mother and engineer, and I hope more young ladies will consider a career in engineering. 
 
Congratulations to Jennifer and Katie on this well-deserved recognition. You can read more about the Society of Women Engineers and this year’s award recipients here.  

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Cummins Inc.

Cummins is a global power leader that designs, manufactures, sells and services diesel and alternative fuel engines from 2.8 to 95 liters, diesel and alternative-fueled electrical generator sets from 2.5 to 3,500 kW, as well as related components and technology. Cummins serves its customers through its network of 600 company-owned and independent distributor facilities and more than 7,200 dealer locations in over 190 countries and territories.

Happy Manufacturing Day – celebrating our frontline employees!

Manufacturing Day

Today, we celebrate Manufacturing Day 2020! 

Manufacturing Day is the industry’s largest annual opportunity to celebrate modern manufacturing and inspire the next generation of talent to pursue a career in the sector. Companies across the globe open their doors (even if it is virtually this year) to our youth, parents, teachers and communities to experience our world’s most iconic industry firsthand. The goal of the day is to educate participants on what constitutes current day manufacturing to ensure a talent pipeline for the ongoing prosperity of the industry. 

This year marks the eighth anniversary of Manufacturing Day. Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, historic unemployment and majority opportunity gaps, this might be the most important one yet. We want to thank our talented and dedicated manufacturing and supply chain employees for their tireless work and dedication in what can only be described as an extraordinary year.

Despite the pandemic, our manufacturing and supply chain employees have shown up to our plants every day to produce products that are critical to keeping our economy operational and people around the world healthy and safe. They are delivering excellence, investigating and implementing innovative solutions, creating efficiencies and are at the heart of some of the most impactful work being done in response to the pandemic. 

Our manufacturing sites are safe places to work because of the outstanding efforts of our local teams in collaboration with our Health, Safety and Environment organization. They are helping implement and maintain critical safety guidelines and protocols – like wearing masks, creating unique ways to social distance inside our plants, and more – to keep themselves and their colleagues safe. Our manufacturing workforce is truly making a positive difference for our customers, our company and our communities across the globe, and we cannot thank them enough for their commitment to Cummins.

Due to COVID-19, all in-person events to celebrate Manufacturing Day have been canceled this year. However, it is more important than ever to continue reiterating the importance of the manufacturing industry on a local, national and global level and shine a spotlight on the rewarding, fulfilling and exciting careers it offers. Therefore, all sites have been encouraged to use virtual programming to organize events and activities throughout the month to show appreciation for their workforce and educate and inspire our next generation of manufacturing employees. 

Manufacturing day

Please join us as we recognize our manufacturing workforce and their impact to Cummins. We hope you will all take a minute to reach out to a Manufacturing colleague to simply say, “thank you.” We are very proud of all our employees and the work they’re doing to power our world every day.

Happy Manufacturing Day!

 

Peter Anderson

Vice President, Global Supply Chain and Manufacturing 

Tim Millwood 

Vice President, Global Manufacturing

 

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Cummins is a global power leader that designs, manufactures, sells and services diesel and alternative fuel engines from 2.8 to 95 liters, diesel and alternative-fueled electrical generator sets from 2.5 to 3,500 kW, as well as related components and technology. Cummins serves its customers through its network of 600 company-owned and independent distributor facilities and more than 7,200 dealer locations in over 190 countries and territories.

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