Production Coordinator Co-op; Builders Door and Window Supply Ltd
Working for Builder Door & Window is a valuable experience. As a production coordinator, I must be at the forefront of processing and distributing orders to the production staff. Meanwhile, I was the person who maintained and updated the production software system and design library. I found myself coordinating various complicated tasks to achieve a smoothie manufacturing process. Although never perfect, solving every problem in the production lines, manufacturing implementing systems and design libraries, assisted by my supervisors, gave me a better understanding of the big picture of manufacturing systems, which can be a real booster of my career.
Additionally, I found that almost every course with “WOOD” has been applied to this coop term. I used knowledge from WOOD 245 (Programming for Wood Products Manufacturing Applications) to write and check the VBA codes of the product calculator, I used the design skills from WOOD 485(Furniture Construction) to generate the shop drawings of products and the industrial engineering knowledge learnt from WOOD 330 (Industrial Engineering) gives me a big picture of process improvement and manufacturing systems. Therefore, this valuable co-op term wasn’t just about acquiring technical skills-it was a holistic learning experience that blurred the lines between theory and practice. I really enjoyed it!