Welcome, 2024 Interns!

Welcome, 2024 Interns!

Today, Prairie State welcomed its 2024 Intern Class to campus. These 11 interns will be working in different fields across our coal mine, power plant, and corporate office, gaining experience and knowledge from our employees. We are looking forward to their time on campus this summer! More
Intern Update: Madi McKenzie

Intern Update: Madi McKenzie

Mine Maintenance Intern, Madi McKenzie, has spent her summer helping in all different sections of the maintenance department. Mostly, Madi’s tasks have been daily work orders she can finish during her shift, either underground or on the surface. She helps when the team needs an extra hand. Madi has learned a lot about the mining industry this summer, saying, “You can pick up a lot in j… More
Intern Update: Trent Marhanka

Intern Update: Trent Marhanka

Facilities Intern, Trent Marhanka, has spent his summer working on projects from pouring concrete to maintaining company vehicles. Trent has worked on all different kinds of projects this summer. Every day would bring something new. The first big job was pouring concrete at the mine’s northern access point, and they have completed this task. He has also worked on company vehicles. Whenever… More
Intern Update: Joe Medley

Intern Update: Joe Medley

Analytics & Insights Intern, Joe Medley, has spent his summer creating reports in Power BI to help staff and management at the power plant. These reports have been requested for various reasons, including work order tracking, financial forecasting, accounting tracking, inventory management, and workflow management. Some of these projects have been small, while others have been very large… More
Intern Update: Mason Lucas

Intern Update: Mason Lucas

Electrical I/C & Mechanical Maintenance Intern, Mason Lucas, has spent his summer performing preventive maintenance work at the plant. Many of Mason’s job tasks included working on valves, pumps, and motors. Most of the projects he has begun have already been completed. During this summer, Mason has gained knowledge and experience in the maintenance field. Mason has enjoyed the hands… More