Challenging, Rewarding, and Hands-On
Co-op Engineer (Former Employee) – Northlake, IL – September 12, 2016
As a co-op engineer I worked on a variety of projects relating to production and maintenance. Projects ranged in scope and cost, and almost always required multidisciplinary engineering knowledge. Strong communication skills and planning were essential to be successful. A fair amount of autonomy and independence were required to progress through complex projects, however support and guidance from management was readily available and questions were highly encouraged.
A typical day would consist of responding to contractor questions through use of technical documents such as P&ID's and electrical schematics, writing purchase orders for equipment or services, scheduling installation and support services, and developing start-up testing procedures. Once projects were completed operator training and post project support ensured successful implementation.
The hardest and probably also most enjoyable part of the job were start-up efforts. Long hours are required to facilitate proper installation of production equipment, but success is extremely satisfying. I would highly recommend this company for their innovation in their industry and their development of employees.
High autonomy and ability to progress