Marine Travelift Launches Engineering Student Co-op Program

Marine Travelift, Inc. has 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, and also in the 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” said 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 through December 2022. Stuart has been able to apply several concepts from his classroom study at UWGB 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 large part of the design process at Marine Travelift, and in his class on Parametric Modeling at UWGB, Stuart had learned how to use this program.

This is the first engineering co-op for the UWGB campus.

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