The First Two Years, Sort Of

Today marks, among other things, my two year company date at Boeing. I know what you’re thinking: It hasn’t even been a year since you graduated, how can you have two years at Boeing?

Behold, the power of the internship. I actually started at Boeing on May 26th, 2006 as a summer intern for the next three years. I started full time on August 14th, 2009. Anyway, my company start date is 5/5/2008, which makes today my two year anniversary.

I’m expecting my china plates in the mail any day now.

Apply for My Old Job

My group at work, Mission Computing Hardware, just had a requisition posted for a new intern! The last intern was hired in 2006 and would later go on to get hired to full time. The last intern also happened to be me.

Now, I obviously can’t make any guarantees about you getting hired (or even getting the internship). However, I would recommend that you apply if you are at all interested. And if you do get the job, you get to work with me! But don’t delay; the position closes by June 10, and I think it can close earlier if they find someone earlier.

From jobs.boeing.com:

Position Description: Engineering College intern to support 40/45 AWACS Program Mission Computing Hardware. This individual will work with guidance from other members of the IPT framework, supporting the development of Qualification Procedures, Analysis, Test Reports, Data Packages, Safety of Flight Memos, COTS equipment evaluation and selection prior to technical refresh cycles, Ethernet architecture development and implementation, Storage Area Network and Network Access Storage architecture and implementation, encryption/firewalls, and servers.

Competencies:
Collaboration, Communication, Continuous Learning, Customer Focus, Managing Work

Other Job related information:
Prefer candidates seeking electrical engineering degrees.

Image: Air Force file

2010 Boeing Internships Posted

Just a heads up: the 2010 Boeing Internships have been posted on the external Boeing job site. You can find them by going to http://www.boeing.com/employment/collegecareers/index.html

At last check, there were over 50 internship positions available, most of them in California, Missouri, and Washington State. There’s also about 50 full-time entry positions for college graduates, mostly located in California, Missouri, and Maryland, with at least three in Colorado at the moment.

If you know me and I know you1, feel free to contact me off-blog if you have questions.

I poked around and there are some really cool internships, so definitely apply if you’re even a little bit interested. One last note, you’ll need to be a US citizen for most of the positions…just something to be aware of.


  1. That is, we’ve mostly likely had at least one meal together 

787

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The 787 will make its official public debut in a couple days on July 8th, 2007 (that would be 7/08/07). It’s going to be pretty spectacular.

If you haven’t had a chance yet, you should take a look at NewAirplane.com and then click on the “Launch 787 Dreamliner Site” button. A video has been released every day since last weekend showcasing a different aspect of the new 787.

There is some really cool stuff going on.

Everybody knows that the 787 is the new composite-fiber airplane.

But there is so much more.

Some of my favorite features include electronically tintable windows, sawtooth pattern of the engine chevron makes for a quieter flight, the main cabin is pressurized to 6000 feet (compared to 8000 feet of current airplanes), LED lighting that can emulate earth cycles, huge windows sizes, and so much more.

I’m having a 787 launch party at my house if anyone is interested. Show up around 3pm on Sunday. The fun starts at 3:30pm local time!

Save: Buy Boeing / Buy: Save Airbus“: © Chappatte/International Herald Tribune, Jun 22, 2007

Where’s Drake Collier?

Narrating Boeing training videos! Long story short, I used to listen to Mr. Collier when he hosted the 9pm-1am slot on KIRO 710 back “in the day”.

Note: This wasn’t posted until 6/1/2006. I needed to review it and didn’t have time until now.