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Ferris hosting Miller Welding and Cutting Exposition

BIG RAPIDS - The Ferris State University Welding Engineering Technology department is hosting the Miller Welding and Cutting Exposition from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sept. 5 in parking lot 2, which is centrally located on the east side of campus.

Open to the public are several 30-minute presentations in the Ferris Welding Lab, which are organized and run by Ferris alumni currently working for Miller, to discuss the variety of opportunities Miller Electric Manufacturing Corp. provides Ferris graduates. Current positions held by Ferris alumni include welding engineers, district manager and product manager. These presentations are free and open to the public. Miller equipment and representatives will also be on site so attendants can use equipment.

Miller also has planned multiple seminars for Ferris Welding students that will take place inside the Miller truck from 9 to 10:30 a.m. and again from 1 to 2:30 p.m. The seminars include Basic Gas Metal Arc Welding and Gas Tungsten Arc Welding. Seminars are used to teach basic GMAW set ups, techniques, process principles and basic trouble shooting. Attendants will also learn about basic GTAW, including discussions of a comparison of syncrowave vs. dynasty technology.

Advanced seminars for Ferris students are scheduled from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and again from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Here, students will learn welding techniques, advanced wave forms, advancements in the GMAW and GTAW, the advantages and disadvantages of Pulse GMAW and Pulse GTAW, among other topics.

Finally, Miller is holding on-campus interviews for internships and full-time positions with the corporation. Students may register by contacting contact Barb Renne or Carrie Adams in the Ferris Student Employment and Career Services Office at (231) 591-2685.