Athens, OH 18 February 2018 –
Starting out the year 2018 I accepted a co-op with Toyota Manufacturing in Buffalo, West Virginia. I have an apartment in Eleanor, WV, the neighboring town of Buffalo, and live with another co-op.
I am very grateful for the classes and professors here at OU that have set me up to secure this opportunity. I got an interview with Toyota through the Russ College career fair last fall and learned a lot about the company through a friend who worked in Buffalo last summer.
My position at Toyota is internal logistics engineer and I have been doing lead time studies for the engine and transmission lines. I map out the process lines and analyze them in attempts to eliminate buffer stock, which in turn reduces inventory costs.
At the end of my rotation I will have to present out to various managers on what changes I propose to implement. The work environment at Toyota is great and I am learning a lot of manufacturing precedents that the Japanese company has set. I have no doubt that this experience will be very valuable in my career search, and I am hopeful that it will turn into a full time offer after graduation!