IBT Engineering staffers have been at IBT for as little as six months or as long as 35 years. They have studied math and physics, mechanical engineering, nuclear engineering, manufacturing engineering, electrical engineering, computer engineering and management science.
Their prior experience ranges from engineering for tooling, manufacturing, product design and development, industrial process and also includes jobs at Hallmark, Fixtures Furniture, commercial contractors, U S Gypsum, Cessna, and also includes some basic growing-up jobs like landscaping and grocery stores.
Their schools include K-State, MU and some surprises, like a school in Eastern Massachusetts. Graduation dates run from the 1950’s through the turn of the twenty-first century.
Despite the differences in their educational backgrounds, ages and tenures at IBT and in the industry, there is some interesting symmetry to their motivations for choosing engineering as a career field and profession.
I love a good challenge and engineering is definitely a very challenging field. It requires that you be on your toes at all times.
I enjoy solving problems and my engineering training helps with that. It also ties in well with my welding and tool & die background.
It was a natural progression for me because I have always been very mechanically inclined and love to get my hands dirty.
Basically, I just think I have a need to know how everything works.
I like to take things apart.
I have always had an interest in mechanical design work.
Engineering allows me to help customers by putting together systems that best fit their need, and designing equipment that helps improve their processes.
My job is different every day, and I am constantly having to figure out the solutions to new problems.
The two main forms that engineering takes at IBT are mechanical and electrical projects.
Mechanical Engineering involves the application of principles of physics for analysis, design, manufacturing, and maintenance of mechanical systems. It uses key concepts such as mechanics, kinematics, thermodynamics and energy.
Electrical engineering is an engineering field that deals with the study and application of electricity, electronics and electromagnetism.
At IBT, engineering projects and challenges come in many forms. They are asked to design intricate material handling systems, involving various types of conveyors or robotics. Sometimes, the assignment calls for rapid response, innovative thinking of a high order or just the detailed use of applied science.
In all cases, the engineers at IBT bring a strong sense of pride, professionalism and a desire to exceed customer expectations. Some of this ethos comes from their education and training. Some comes from IBT’s corporate culture. And some, it might be suspected, comes from the curiosity and character that led them to pursue engineering in the first place.
If you want to turn these forces loose on your problems and assignments, contact IBT’s Engineering Services for more infrormation and custom system solutions.