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…
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 …
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 …
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; …
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.