Interesting and diverse manufacturing company
Student Engineering Intern (Current Employee) – Homer, NY – March 1, 2015
My typical workday at Albany International is about four hours long. From the moment I arrive, I get settled with my colleagues in a conference room. I spend time talking with my supervisor, Scott, catching him up on what work I have been doing and what progress my team and I have made. I have learned a lot about working in an office space attached to a manufacturing floor. As needed, I can walk onto the manufacturing floor and take measurements or record data from the machines my team is working with. My supervisor and the rest of the staff interacting with us have been very helpful and cooperative with anything we need or ask of them. Whenever there is a question, Scott tries to teach us or show us approaches to figuring out the answer ourselves as opposed to him just telling us directly. In this way, all of us are continually learning new things on the job. The most enjoyable part of the job is getting to work with a team of colleagues, each with their own strengths and weaknesses, to generate a set of solutions for the problems delegated to us. Working in a new environment that was unlike anything I was familiar with was a bit challenging at first, but I quickly learned how certain things worked at the company and adapted well.