“Huebsch was one of the best experiences I had in my international exchange year program in Eau Claire. After implementing a project for the company as part of the course of Lean Manufacturing Systems that I was taking at UWEC, Cory Knutson (Production Supervisor) considered me for a great internship opportunity during the summer of 2016. As a foreign student, I experienced difficulty finding an internship opportunity. So, when Huebsch trusted in me, I was very motivated to bring the best of me and demonstrate the talent, quality, and leadership that Mexican engineers have.
I was given two main projects that involved operators’ training, and the development of paperwork for the Food Safety certification. However, I was always asked if I was enjoying what I was doing, which I considered very professional from the company because they cared about my opinion and progress along with my results. Since my responsibilities involved a lot of communication with floor workers to understand the process, I recognized teamwork as a big ability I needed to apply. From the very first day I felt welcomed in the plant with people coming to my work area to introduce themselves voluntarily. The ideas I was providing were very well received by my coworkers, what helped me to learn quickly about the company dynamics and to be able to implement the most possible valuable work for Huebsch in the short period of time (2 months) that my internship lasted.
At the end, I accomplished to build over 40 sheets of training material for the uniform production cells, and to basically finish all the first section of the Food Safety certification. I had a great input which was recognized by my supervisors and that made me feel very proud of what I was doing, but I could not have done it without the unique support of Huebsch coworkers as I mentioned. It is an amazing family feeling place that encourages everyone to respect and to get to know the people you are working with. Committed to accomplish quality service at all times without forgetting to support altruistic events of the region, Huebsch is a great place where you can both grow professionally and as a person. All these mentioned aspects make everyone motivated to bring the best of them with their respective positions.
To anyone looking for a serious internship opportunity where you can have a real impact in the company’s processes and be constantly learning, regardless if you are a national or exchange student, I strongly recommend to choose Huebsch as an option where you will be considered. In summary, you will not be treated as an intern but as a member of the Huebsch staff as you were already there for years before.”