2013 Interns


Blake Thoele

Engineering & Automation Assembly / Controls

  • Assisted with on-site automation machine install, start-up, & run-off at customer location
  • Examined Solidworks assembly drawings to assist in a fast paced building process
  • Built machines according to print specifications to ensure effective operation
  • Learned the benefits of Lean Manufacturing
  • Gained knowledgeable information about automated machines

Scott Strutner

Engineering & Automation Assembly / Controls

  • Used Reverse Engineering Techniques
  • Machining Processes
  • Project Management Techniques
  • Utilization of Solidworks Software
  • Learned the benefits of Lean Manufacturing
  • Worked in Teams
  • Material properties (Mechanical, Chemical, and Thermal)

Michael Kabbes

Quality Engineering

  • Learned about and installed gage tracking software for ISO 9001 certification
  • Learned how to read a 2-D model and how to measure that part
  • Learned how to program a Coordinate Measuring Machine (CMM)
  • Used snap gages to replace variable gages and improved the efficiency of line checks
  • Learned about requirements for a company to obtain an ISO 9001 certificate
  • Observed product design & quality department coordination in the manufacturing process
  • Wrote and carried out gage calibration procedures for "out-of-calibration" gages

Machine Shop & General

  • Learned the basics and safety requirement for how to weld
  • Gained knowledge of Lean Manufacturing and how to implement it