Marine Travelift/Shuttlelift hires UWGB’s first Engineering Co-op Student – Material Handling Wholesaler
Marine Travelift, Inc. recently partnered with the Resch School of Engineering at the University of Wisconsin Green Bay to bring the first engineering co-op student to the company for a seven-month hands-on experience. The company has found success with summer internships in the past within different departments including accounting, marketing, engineering, purchasing, even in our warehouse and on our assembly floor. “The biggest difference between an internship & a co-op is their duration. Students who participate in a co-op typically alternate semesters of academic study with longer periods of paid, full-time work. Internships, on the other hand, are typically short in duration.” – Michelle Waldinger, Director of HR, Marine Travelift/ExacTech Inc.
Will Stuart of Peshtigo, WI, is the mechanical engineering major who was hired for this co-op opportunity which runs from June 2022 through December 2022. He will be working full-time hours for the entire duration.On his experience over the past few weeks, Will says: “My duties so far at Marine Travelift include working with the designers and engineers on multiple projects, including a custom spreader beam design for an industrial customer out of Tennessee.”
Will has been able to apply several concepts from his classroom study at UW-Green Bay to the design process at Marine Travelift. These include static equilibrium equations that were taught in Statics I, beam loading fundamentals, and shear/moment diagrams from Statics I and Machine Component Design. In addition, SolidWorks is a huge part of the design process at Marine Travelift, and in his class on Parametric Modeling at UWGB, Will learned how to use this program.