Monday, March 11, 2013

"Locating" My Ideal Career

Sonar and radar—I loved doing it all
by Eversly P.

My Lockheed Martin career began at a heritage division. I spent 16 years at Loral Systems—the first year as an environmental lab technician, and the remaining as a reliability engineer. This division manufactured radar receivers, jammers and other surveillance systems for United States and foreign military fighter and surveillance aircraft.

I continued working at the site for another six years before it was sold, and I was rehired by Lockheed Martin Mission Systems & Sensors (MS2) in Syracuse, New York. At MS2, I worked as a reliability engineer, but in a completely different environment. The MS2 New York division designed and built ground-based radar systems and sonar systems, all of which were foreign to me. However, the company provided mentoring and in-house training that brought me up to speed.

I worked 11 years as a reliability engineer on both ground-based radar systems and sonar systems. Over the years, I audited subcontractor sites to verify that they met either military standards or those Lockheed Martin requirements that qualified them as suppliers to Lockheed Martin. I also worked on cost proposals, developed reliability predictions for various programs and mentored new reliability engineers.

I loved doing it all. Lockheed Martin made work fun—it is a great company to work for.

Thank you for the wonderful career!