Intern Update: Chris Wichlac

Intern Update: Chris Wichlac

Mechanical Engineering Intern, Chris Wichlac, has spent his summer developing PI graphics to assist in troubleshooting. These graphics vary, with the most detailed one being for the boiler feed pump. He has also assisted another engineer with a sump simple flow diagram. Chris has just finished the boiler feed pump graphic, and he’s starting work on the startup boiler feed pump. Chris has… More
Intern Update: Chandler Hoffman

Intern Update: Chandler Hoffman

Mine Warehouse Intern, Chandler Hoffman, has spent his summer gaining experience and picking up responsibilities in the warehouse. While Chandler began with simple filing tasks, he has worked his way up to picking up more difficult jobs. He can now operate a fork truck to load and unload trucks. One daily task he enjoys is dealing with tool sleds. Chandler has learned a lot. “The amount … More
Intern Update: Miley Brunner

Intern Update: Miley Brunner

Analytics & Insights Intern, Miley Brunner, has spent her summer creating analytic dashboards for many different departments at Prairie State. So far, she’s improved many reports that she created last summer. Miley has also created an entirely new safety report, to improve the functionality of Prairie State’s behavior-based safety program. Another project she’s working on involves … More
Intern Update: Jack Ortinau

Intern Update: Jack Ortinau

Mine Operations Intern, Jack Ortinau, has been helping the underground surveying crew this summer. This includes taking backsights and helping set up main sights, which help the section supervisors know where they need to cut. Jack has also been helping at the new intake shaft, and he spent a couple days working with a ventilation crew to build and seal walls. His main project will involve d… More
Intern Update: Hannah Liske

Intern Update: Hannah Liske

Environmental Services Intern, Hannah Liske, has spent her summer collecting and testing water samples, organizing paperwork, and more. Her big project for the summer involves analyzing the vegetation on the completed sides of Near Field. She will then develop a fertilizer and seeding plan to provide better coverage. She expects to complete this plan, though she likely won’t get to see it … More