Working in Hinton Pulp’s Reliability department was a great experience. Upon arrival at the mill for my eight-month work term, I found everyone very friendly and helpful. The support I received ranged from having my questions about the equipment answered to having their location in the mill shown to me.
Throughout the work term, I had opportunities to work on small projects related to lubrication of equipment at the mill. These projects offered me a tremendous opportunity to gain some technical knowledge on how the equipment operates and how their mechanical characteristics affect how they will be lubricated. I also learned the importance of reliability for the efficient operation of any industrial plant – knowledge I consider very useful for all engineering students as they begin their careers. On social front, I found Hinton very exciting and full of fun. I had opportunities to get involved in a wide variety of interesting activities such as hiking in Jasper and cross-country skiing at the Nordic Centre. The positive and memorable experience I had living and working in Hinton will be something that will stay with me for a long time.