February 2010
Volume 08, Issue 09
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Learning the ropes

Boeing’s internship program, which is ranked among the best in the country, is crucial in helping the company attract and develop entry-level talent in areas such as engineering. Last year, nearly 1,000 Boeing interns could be found working in 22 states, supporting a variety of key jobs and learning about the company.


Learning the ropes MARIaN LOCKHART/BOEING

Run time

Machines are critical to Boeing’s production systems across the enterprise, and ideally these machines should only be down for scheduled maintenance – not because they are not working properly. One way Boeing keeps machine downtime to a minimum is through a Lean program called Total Productive Maintenance, which encourages collaboration between production workers and those who maintain the equipment.


The iconic engineer Bob Ferguson/Boeing