Class of 2012: What now for Jason Wintz?
Written by TechPurdue // May 11, 2012 // Admitted Students, Alumni & Friends, Business & Industry, Current Students, Faculty & Staff, Mechanical Engineering Technology, Students, TechBytes // No comments
As the College of Technology’s Spring 2012 graduates complete their time at Purdue, we are profiling a few and finding out their future plans and how they arrived at this point in their lives. Commencement is May 12, 2012.
Jason Wintz, Batesville, Ind.
Leadership and Technical Development Program Manufacturing Professional for Caterpillar Inc. First year in Denison, Texas.
Bachelor’s degree in manufacturing engineering technology and mechanical engineering technology
My first year rotation will be as a Caterpillar Production System (CPS) Consultant. In this position, I will be traveling to different Caterpillar facilities helping improve processes by working with Six Sigma strategies.
Purdue classes that helped Jason for his job
- All of my major classes have provided me with the appropriate tools that will significantly help my career.
- MET 546 – Industrial Applications of Computer Integrated Manufacturing has prepared me for projects that will require implementing change and new ideas in manufacturing environments.
- MFET 481 – Integrating Manufacturing Systems has prepared me for working with teams in a manufacturing environment.
Other ways the College of Technology and/or Purdue provided preparation and assistance
- The Manufacturing Engineering Technology Department provided me with many opportunities to get involved with some very interesting and exciting projects. I participated in the Rockwell Automation Fair, and the Phoenix Contact xplore Automation Competition. These projects have allowed me to gain great hands-on and real world experiences.
- The Purdue Co-Op Program provided me the opportunity to work for some great companies while gaining experience in real world situations.
Thanks go to:
- I’d like to thank my family, friends, and fiancé for the support they have provided throughout my college career. I’d like to specifically thank my parents, Steve and Tammi, for providing the guidance necessary to get to this point in my life.
- I’d also like to thank all of the MET Department Faculty for providing me with great learning experiences that have helped me develop the skills required for my future career. I had the opportunity to work with Professor Brad Harriger on the Rockwell Automation Fair and Phoenix Contact competition and would like to thank him for being a great resource and coordinating the success of both projects.