Working for Nexteer Automotive, as an intern, I learned many valuable skills that expanded my knowledge of manufacturing.
A typical work day started between 6 am and 7 am. I worked with my supervisor, a newly hired manufacturing engineer, an engineering co-op, and another intern. At the beginning of the day we would discuss what tasks needed to be completed or started. From there, depending on the day, I could be designing a new fixture for production use or turning Sunsteer components on one of the CNC lathes. Although the majority of the summer I was responsible for machining related projects, which was a review of my associate's degree, I still learned a lot. Working at Nexteer Automotive I learned how to use MasterCAM, Fanuc Controllers, Mazatrol, expanded my CNC knowledge, and much more. One thing that I was disappointed with my internship is that I didn't get much engineering experience on the floor. Other than that my co-workers were very easy to get along with.