CDP Class of 2009 – 2011
B.S. Mechanical Engineering
So far, I’ve spent about 50 percent of my time away from the office, doing what I like best: getting my hands dirty. Here I am, in the midst of a compressor inspection.
I chose to come to Air Products because it seemed like a company a person could go to have a career. But based on my college internship assignments, I thought I’d have wait awhile for the chance to show what I could do. I was wrong. The amount of hands-on experience I’ve already gotten has really surprised me.
My department is responsible for chronic issues and failures in rotating equipment. I’ve been assigned to support facilities that produce hydrogen, carbon monoxide and synthesis gas. Mostly, we’re proactively looking at new technologies and ways to reduce the cost of running the plant. But, of course, we also need to be ready to react to an unplanned outage.
I’ve already traveled to three different plant locations to support equipment replacement and repair. At one outage, I was the point of contact and oversaw the equipment replacement. I’ve also had the chance to work with some equipment vendors.
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