Engineering Co-op at Matcor Metal Fabrication

This past summer I have had the privilege of working in the engineering department at Matcor Metal Fabrication. During my time here I have had the opportunity to be a part of many interesting and challenging manufacturing/engineering related projects. Overall, I found it to be a very positive and rewarding learning experience.

What I Learned…

  • New experience with:
    • Laser / Plasma cutting machines
    • Brake press / forming processes
    • CNC / Machining operations
    • Draftsight (2D CAD Software)
  • Review of engineering drawings.
  • Working with engineering dept. (understanding of PPAP and ECN processes)
  • Working with shipping / receiving (understanding of routing / supply chain)
  • Design of templates, fixtures, and GO/NO GO gauges for QA (in process / final)
  • Creation of new internal standard title block for engineering drawings
  • Standardization of processes / creation of standard work instructions
  • Cycle time optimization of robot grinding cell
  • Design of experiments, data collection, and analysis
  • Optimization of CMS stations and reporting processes
  • Creation and management of new ticket system for tracking and correcting production reporting errors
  • Working with employees, management, and customers for continuous improvement in areas of safety, production, quality, etc.

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