University Technical Assistance Program (UTAP)
Since September 1986 hundreds of Montana manufacturers have benefited from assistance by engineers employed by the University Technical Assistance Program (UTAP) at Montana State University while they worked on advanced degrees in Industrial and Management Engineering from Montana State University. UTAP engineers lend their knowledge and research skills to economic development in the state while gaining real-world experience in manufacturing and business management issues.
Projects include transfer of technology to small companies, plant layout, marketing, plus technical information and database searches for answers to questions about materials, automation, equipment and containers, marketing research, feasibility studies, and much more. Since 1996, UTAP services, in collaboration with MMEC, have expanded to more integrated projects like Lean Manufacturing implementation, value-stream mapping, customized costing and shop rate models, quality systems, business development, etc.
The mission of UTAP is to lend its knowledge and research skills to economic development in the state while gaining real-world experience in manufacturing and business management issues.
The UTAP mission blends well with that of MMEC, particularly for those companies in Montana that cannot afford other consulting services. UTAP engineers work under the direction of a senior MMEC field engineer.
Interested in an Internship or GRA position in Bozeman?
If you are a currently enrolled in MSU's IE or ME program, have excellent communication skills (oral and written in English), ability to work independently and in a team environment, and have strong computer skills, contact Todd Daniels, UTAP Supervisor, about opportunities in UTAP to gain real-world experience as you earn your degree.
Current UTAP Engineer:
William Hamel, Industrial Engineer
Contact current UTAP engineer