Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Machining for Outer Space

I am honored to have worked at Lockheed Martin for nearly 40 years
by Eli V.

I worked for Martin Marietta, then Lockheed Martin, from 1959 to 1998. I started as a tool crib attendant, then worked in various production planning jobs. I was exposed to all manufacturing and factory environments, including machining of spacecraft parts in our machine shop. We were part of the process through subassembly and final assembly of the Titan missile and other spacecraft products. The satisfaction of actually touching the parts that make up a space product, then seeing them in outer space was amazing. Realizing that I played a part in the success of that program and Lockheed Martin makes me proud to have been an employee!