Meet Boeing Everett intern Joseph Fraser: “I have been able to grow my abilities in different skills.”

Tooling internship provides opportunities for manufacturing skills development

October 22, 2021 in Our People

As a Tooling intern at the Boeing plant in Everett, Joseph Fraser leveraged his internship to gain skills in a variety of manufacturing areas.

Boeing Tooling interns, like Fraser, learn about the role of Tool Makers at Boeing – who build, maintain and repair tooling that is fabricated from all types of materials.

Currently a student Everett Community College, Fraser plans on getting an associate’s degree in Composites and Machining. Fraser was able to work on plates with high gauges and drills. He was also able to gain experience using band saws and horizontal saws.

Boeing Tooling intern Joseph Fraser developed his manufacturing skills in Everett.

Photo by Eric Olson

His advice to others considering a manufacturing internship, “I say join even though you might not be going into aerospace. The skills here can work at so many other facilities. Pretty much everything has been a bonus, from seeing everything how it works here and the process from production to tooling construction, helping make fixtures for the planes. It has been an awesome experience!”

For more information on the community and technical college manufacturing programs that Boeing partners with, visit this website.

By Catherine Rudolph/Eric Olson