- Inspected power supply control units at customer sites across Southeast Iowa
- Provided remote support and traveled independently to customer sites representing the power company
- Developed new software independently to generate GPS coordinates from a list of customer addresses to reduce time spent driving
- Converted existing 767 Large Display System flight deck retrofit into a brand-new supplemental type certificate for 757 aircraft
- Updated old drawings to improve conciseness, maintainability, and readability
- Engineered new parts and installations and drafted technical drawings
My first summer at L2 Aviation was primarily focused on programming. I developed a tool in VBA using the AutoDesk Inventor API that could automatically generate a bill of materials (BOM). The structure used at L2 was quite complicated, and the normal built-in tools could not facilitate their format. This tool also added a lot of error checking, and support for more niche features, like automatically including an extra 10% quantity of small, easy-to-lose components. BOMs used to be generated by hand by engineers and this tool made it automatic and under 5 minutes. After my experience with this, I was able to develop a small handful of other automation tools for AutoDesk Inventor with VBA.
I also worked on an internal wiring management tool that was written in Python, utilized Qt, and was backed by a Microsoft SQL Server.
Additionally, I was tasked with setting up and configuring their new AutoDesk Vault server. I created all the workflows, set all the policies and got everything organized. This was very helpful, as I utilized this a lot in my next summer there.
As a kennel tech, I was responsible for all cleaning tasks along with feeding and caring for the dogs in a section of the kennel during a shift.