Employer: Lakeshore Environmental, Inc.
Job Title: Environmental Technician
Major: Interdisciplinary Engineering
Received Credit: Yes
Description of the Organization
Lakeshore Environmental, Inc. is a privately owned environmental engineering and consulting firm with offices located in Grand Haven, Grand Rapids, Muskegon, and Vestaburg, Michigan. Over the past 20 years it has delivered the most resourceful and cost effective environmental solutions to the markets we serve.
Description of the Tasks/Projects Completed
1) GPS Surveying Navigation to points Elevations set to construction grade Verification of construction grade Wetland delineation staking Set construction stakes 2) Instrument Surveying Drain elevation surveying for WWAT approvals Surveying to reset staff gauges Ponds and wetlands 3) Well Sampling / Soil Sampling Peristaltic pumps, submersible pumps Field water meters Static water levels, groundwater contouring, database updates Profile coring tool for making composite samples for irrigation field testing 4) Reports and Letters Project updates Sampling Summary 5) Soils Lab 6) Beneficial Reuse Project 7) Microscope Analysis a) Frac sand determination 8) Geoprobe 9) Sludge Testing / Application 10) Infiltrometer Testing
Skills/Knowledge Gained Through The Experience
Beneficial Use Testing Sludge Sampling Water Balance Study Vapor Barrier Installation Infiltrometer Microscope Analysis
Favorite Part of the Experience
My favorite part of my internship was surveying and measuring groundwater elevations of a site to calculate a proposed lake elevation.
How the Experience Influenced Future Career Goals
This experience was important for a Professional Environmental Engineer, which is my goal.