Meet Boeing Everett intern Alexander Hagberg: “It has been a lot of fun here; there are a lot of things that go into tool making and tool construction.”

Tooling internship helps develop aspiring manufacturing talent

October 01, 2021 in Our People

As a Tooling intern at the Boeing plant in Everett, Alexander Hagberg developed his skills and experience this summer, positioning himself for a bright future.

Currently a student in the Boeing-partnered Machining and Manufacturing Technology Program at Green River College, Hagberg took the skills he has been learning in class and put them to use in a factory environment. “We are doing a lot of projects that practice skills like drilling, tapping and assembly and how to use different tools like high gauges, calipers and micrometers – precision measurement equipment. Adjusting stock to certain sizes so it can be worked on has helped me a lot,” Hagberg shared.

He also shared his future plans, “I am going to finish my machining and manufacturing program and hopefully go for a bachelor’s degree in Marketing while also working in the aerospace industry.”

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

Boeing Tooling intern Alexander Hagberg talks about his intern experience.

Photo by Eric Olson

“It has been a lot of fun here. There are a lot of things that go into tool making and tool construction. I feel a lot of the skills apply to the aerospace industry or outside the industry in any machine or mechanical setting,” he added

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

By Catherine Rudolph/Eric Olson