Colin Namnoum, EIT, attends West Virginia University, majoring in Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering, with minors in Business Admin & Geology. During his internship, Colin hopes to apply his engineering background to assist the Inspection division team. He will be working on data collection, safety initiatives, and will be accompanying Inspectors in the field learning about API 510 (Pressure Vessels) and API 570 (Piping) inspection. Recently Colin had the opportunity to perform an Ultrasonic Thickness Testing (UT) on a pressure vessel to determine if it was fit to perform welding repairs on a cracked nozzle connection, and UT on cooling tower piping that was forming holes and severe corrosion in the dead legs.
JD Popp, attends Saint Michael’s College in Vermont, majoring in Business with a minor in Environmental Studies. While interning at TTI, JD looks forward to learning about the business world and environmental project management. He will be assisting Project Managers in the field with site inspections, data collection, field screening and sampling. JD will also support the Environmental Consulting Division and record reviews, record management and project reporting.
Both interns will also work with the marketing department assisting with new and expanded division campaigns.
TTI appreciates the value of an internship program, as it is advantageous for both the college student and the company. The positions allows for hands-on, real work experience for environmental majors (to date) and mentoring opportunities, while helping TTI by utilizing progressive skill sets and fresh perspectives. For the student, TTI’s Internships provide numerous advantages: making new connections and improving a resume, and detailed project involvement helping them learn and assess their interest about a field.
TTI believes in the value of internships and a good return on the investment and will continue offerings for students in various aspects of company operations.