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Cummins Inc. Student to Work Pre-Apprentice- Richmond, VA in Richmond, Virginia

Student to Work Pre-Apprentice- Richmond, VA


Cummins Sales and Service is the largest Independent Diesel Engine Manufacturer in the World with products in all markets, some of which include RAM Trucks, On-Highway Trucking, Industrial, Marine, Agriculture, Logging, and Power Generators. We are currently looking for Pre-Apprentice technicians from High School or Community College Automotive or Diesel Programs, other Skilled Trade Classes and members of Future Farmers of America (FFA) to participate in the Cummins School to Work opportunity.

Students can join the School to Work program at 16 years of age and work in the shop with a qualified Cummins Technician Diesel

Technician in a real-world environment.

The Student Pre-Apprentice will be mentored by Journey-worker technician on the shop floor with the opportunity to become a Qualified Cummins Engine Technician with an opportunity to join the TAP. The Cummins TAP includes a fulltime job with graduated pay scale, NO college debt and Graduate with an Associate’s degree in Diesel Technology with several career paths including Natural Gas Engines, Diesel Engines, Electrified Vehicles, Power Generation, Marine, High Horsepower Service

Leadership and other opportunities.

Through the US Department of Labor standards, High School or Community College Students can work up to 19 hours per

week during the school year and there will be no restrictions for hours worked during the summer months, this standard applies to all 50 States.

Pre-Apprentice responsibilities include:

  • Following the guidance of a Journey worker Technician mentor

  • Tool identification, functions and inspections for proper repairs and safety adherence

  • Complete assigned Cummins Virtual College courses

  • Inspection of engine components and repair procedures

  • Engine component repairs and replacements under supervision

  • Ensure shop, work area and tool cleanliness

  • Complete safety training courses and JSA Process

  • Ensure adherence to all relevant Health, Safety & Environmental policies, procedures and legislation and reports any issues/incidents to their supervisor

  • Learn Standard Repair Times (SRTs) and following documented procedures and policies to complete basic repairs and maintenance


Pre-Apprentice Requirements:

  • Must be a minimum of 16 years old

  • Have access to reliable transportation

  • Meet minimum established standard of 95% school attendance

  • Maintain a minimum 2.5 Unweighted High School Grade Point Average for sponsored education

  • Those interested in the Cummins TAP will require a minimum 2.8 Unweighted HS GPA upon graduation and take the SHL Mechanical/Spatial Aptitude Assessment prior to graduation


  • Mechanical experience through high school Automotive or Diesel shop classes, other skilled trade classes or members of Future Farmers of America (FFA)

Cummins and E-verify

At Cummins, we are an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer dedicated to diversity in the workplace. Our policy

is to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified persons without regard to race, gender, color, disability, national

origin, age, religion, union affiliation, sexual orientation, veteran status, citizenship, gender identity and/or expression, or other

status protected by law. Cummins validates right to work using E-Verify.

Cummins will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS),

with information from each new employee’s Form I-9 to confirm work authorization. To learn more about E-Verify, including your

rights and responsibilities, please visit

Ready to think beyond your desk? Apply for this opportunity and start your career with Cummins today.


Primary Location United States-Virginia-Richmond-US, VA, Richmond, Cummins Atlantic

Job Type Apprenticeship

Recruitment Job Type Apprenticeship

Job Posting Aug 17, 2022, 12:05:28 PM

Unposting Date Ongoing

Organization Distribution Business

Req ID: 220006LW