Intern Update: Dustin Bartnicki

Intern Update: Dustin Bartnicki

Mechanical Maintenance Intern, Dustin Bartnicki, has spent his summer performing daily maintenance work in a timely manner. Dustin’s internship is similar to the job of a full-time employee. So far, he has gotten to work on a coal feeder, make oil changes in backstops, and complete filter changes. Every job that he has been assigned has been completed expeditiously. Dustin has learned a … More
Intern Update: Logan Wynes

Intern Update: Logan Wynes

Mechanical Engineering Intern, Logan Wynes, has spent his summer creating graphics to help engineers and operators monitor specific systems in the plant. Many of these graphics have been completed, as they take a few days at most. His biggest project so far has been creating a flow diagram for the entire wastewater system in the plant. Logan is on his third set of revisions to this diagram; … More
Intern Update: Brennan Rusteberg

Intern Update: Brennan Rusteberg

Electrical Engineering Intern, Brennan Rusteberg, has spent his summer learning how to use engineering programs like AutoCAD and ETAP. Recently, Brennan has been working on updating old relay wiring schematics to new designs, along with transferring PI tags from the distributed control system (DCS). He also learned how the DCS and programmable logic controllers (PLC) operate. “My favorit… More
Meet The Intern: Chandler Hoffman

Meet The Intern: Chandler Hoffman

Prairie State is happy to welcome Chandler Hoffman as our Mine Warehouse Intern this summer! Chandler will return to Southwestern Illinois College this fall as a senior. He is working towards an associate degree in science. He chose this to have a wide range of career options to pick from. Chandler previously worked as a cook at The Bullpen in New Athens, and he enjoys spending time with fri… More
Meet The Intern: Trent Marhanka

Meet The Intern: Trent Marhanka

Prairie State is happy to welcome Trent Marhanka as our Facilities Intern this summer! Trent will return to Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville this fall, where he will be a senior studying business administration. He chose this major because it seemed to be a good field. Trent plays intramural basketball and slow-pitch softball. He also enjoys watching sports, specifically the Ca… More