Our student this week is Edward Kiombe, a biosystems engineering major who accepted a co-op at Nissan Motor Manufacturing Corp. USA located in Smyrna, Tennessee. Edward describes the department he worked in and what his main responsibilities were.
“I worked in the manufacturing equipment department that dealt with new models,” he said. “I assisted the engineers with solutions to problems with the equipment when it did not work as it should. I created counter measures and executed them.”
A challenge that Kiombe had to overcome on this assignment involved windshield installation.
“When setting a windshield to a car, there is the issue of variance when glass is placed on different units,” he said. “When this variance is out of specification it can cause leaks and cracks. I helped to create a centering system to lessen the variance.”
Kiombe received valuable benefits during his co-op assignment. “There is so much to learn and it is great to have people around you who are willing to teach you,” he said.