Cincinnati Fan specializes in cast aluminum and fabricated aluminum, steel, and stainless steel industrial fans. Since 1956, they have been designing and manufacturing top quality centrifugal blowers, axial fans, cooling fans, dust collectors, and more. They have a large selection of standard and customizable products. In 2015 Cincinnati Fan acquired Daniels Fans; This added specialized high temperature fans to their selection of fans. Then in 2018 they acquired Strobic Air; This added fume exhaust systems for laboratory fume hoods in university, public health, government, chemical, pharmaceutical, industrial, and other process industries.
My co-op experiences at Cincinnati Fan is detailed below.
January 2018 - April 2019
At Cincinnati Fan I preformed continuous improvement projects to increase throughput and productivity. This included everything from writing documentation such as Work-Instructions and Standard Operating Procedures to process flow analysis and leading improvement projects. I utilized DMAIC problem-solving to pinpoint and quantify production bottleneck causes and to address them.
During my time at Cincinnati Fan I have reduced staging time for assembly by 63% by creating clearly marked locations for work-in-progress. On a separate project, I increased job visibility thought the entire process. This helped the supervisors and “water-spiders" locate jobs more than twice as quickly.
Boston Scientific is a leader in minimally
invasive medical devises. They have 40 locations and 27,000 employees all over the world; they develop, manufacture and market worldwide. I have had
the great opportunity to do three Co-Op rotations at the Boston Scientific
plant located in Spencer, Indiana.
The Spencer, Indiana plant manufactures
over 700 Class I and II medical devices for urology, endoscopy and pelvic
health. This plant also preforms extrusion, molding and coating manufacturing processes.
My co-op experiences at Boston Scientific is detailed below.
May 2017-August 2017
My roll in Quality Assurance was to assure quality of products, processes, and testing practices statistical analysis of data was used to find and reduce variation; decisions were explained in tech reports
I used document control systems to create and make changes to documents plans, and performed capability analysis
As Lead Quality Co-op I made sure all the quality co-ops had a balanced workload. I led weekly quality Co-op meetings and updated the other Co-op Leads.
Software learned: Minitab
August 2016 - January 2017
Supported more than five production lines
Learned lean and six sigma manufacturing basic principles such as 5s, Kaizen, and quality controls
Participated in root cause analysis using 5M/fishbone tools
Assisted calibration department in ensuring all equipment was used within its calibration ranges
Conducted failure mode effects analysis and process change analysis
Software learned: Primo (Calibration management software), Document Archive
August 2015 - December 2015
Process characterization data analysis as well as gage R&R data collection and analysis
Software learned: PLM, Outlook, Solidworks
Equipment used: Keyence Vision Systems, OGP Smartscope Flash, Instron Universal Testing Systems