Department: Manufacturing Engineering
Location: Greene, NY
University: Binghamton University
Major: Mechanical Engineering
What attracted you to the opportunities available at The Raymond Corporation?
When considering accepting a position as a Co-Op at Raymond, one part that caught my attention was the ability to experience a variety of engineering tasks and the flexibility to work on multiple projects. This was very enticing as it allowed me to see which engineering discipline resonated with me the most.
Describe what your experience has been like thus far at The Raymond Corporation.
So far at Raymond, I have been able to work on several projects that improve production. I especially liked the “kaizen” projects that I worked on, which were implemented in the manufacturing process. Seeing a project to completion and knowing your original idea was accepted by respected engineers, is a great feeling..
How are you applying what you study to your job here at Raymond?
Some of the projects I’ve been able to work on involve engineering drawings of new parts that I’ve designed. Using the methods from Clarkson, I can turn ideas into models using Computer-Aided Design (CAD). Also, past lab experiments and lessons taught in the classroom helped me decide which path to go down when resolving an issue on the manufacturing floor.
What career advice would you give to others hoping to secure a future co-op/internship?
Apply to as many opportunities as possible. It’s easier to turn them down than it is to get them. Apply to different positions in your field, as you never know which specific areas will pique your interest. Also, talking about a personal project relating to the job is very effective in an interview. Know yourself, be confident in your strengths, and be honest about weaknesses but show a willingness to improve. Employers don’t expect you to know everything- they want you to give the job your best effort.