Integration Intern admires culture, learns key to engineering success

Connor Rock, Integration Engineering Intern, has been at Lincoln Industries since May of 2015. The Omaha native will graduate in December from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with a degree in Mechanical Engineering.

During his time at Lincoln Industries, Rock has had many responsibilities ranging from daily engineering support to helping launch Line 38, the largest nickel chrome plating line in North America.  He enjoys getting his hands dirty and learning the ins and outs of project management, both the expected and unexpected.

“I was amazed by how important communicating is,” Rock said. “When you think about becoming an engineer you think you have to be good at math and science, but it’s really about working in teams.”

Rock admires the focus on culture and people development that Lincoln Industries offers on daily basis. He says they understand the importance of his schoolwork and success outside of his internship.  The projects he has worked on have pushed him out of his comfort zone and prompted him to think on his feet, a skill Rock says has will be beneficial in the long run.

Rock says the mark Lincoln Industries has made on him will be hard to forget. From learning the importance of quality in every task to building a culture of respect, Rock is glad he was given the opportunity to learn and grow in an environment like Lincoln Industries.