Baystar Summer Intern Gains Valuable Experience in Mechanical Engineering
23 October / 2019
University of Houston Mechanical Engineering senior Keegan Correia spent his summer learning first-hand about the practical application of his profession at the Baystar Maintenance Department.
Keegan was mentored by Integrity Superintendent Jeff Sweny and Rotating Superintendent Ryan McFall.
Baystar’s summer intern program allowed Keegan to work on several projects and visit vendor manufacturing sites to see how test equipment is produced. One of his projects was to create preventative maintenance plans for pressure relief valves at the Baystar site. Another project had Keegan inspecting, adjusting and tracking the status of steam trap installations. For this project, he worked with outside vendor services to perform testing on each steam trap.
“Seeing what engineers do day to day brings what we learn in college from the theoretical to real life,” says Keegan. “This experience will definitely help in my future career, and gives me a practical application that I can utilize.”
Toward the end of his summer internship, Keegan gave a presentation about his projects to Baystar Maintenance leadership. The Maintenance Department then decided to extend his internship for several months into the fall of this year.