Tyler Corum is a mechanical engineering student who completed an internship with Kellogg’s this summer. He wrote about his experience below.
I have spent this summer working with Kellogg’s as a Manufacturing Reliability intern at their Pringles Facility in Jackson, Tennessee. My summer project has been to understand and improve the feedback system used by Pringle’s conveyor system to allow our team in Jackson to pack cans and single serve cups more efficiently.
This intern experience has allowed me to better develop my project management skills by acting as the point of contact for operations and maintenance to implement these system changes and provide data to confirm the improved conveyor system is operating efficiently. I have been able to refer to skills learned in my System Dynamics and Mechanical Vibration courses to help me better understand how to optimize a feedback system and reduce product losses.
It has been very rewarding as a mechanical engineering student to have the opportunity to apply concepts on the production floor that I have learned in the classroom. I have been able to display more of my technical skills this summer and my ability to make efficient improvements when given the opportunity.