The Black Box
June 1962 – Seattle, WA – The Boeing Company, I was fumbling my way through the Boeing missile plant as a production planner.
My production component was an instrumentation package encased in a black box similar to the photo. Needless to say I was a very rookie planner in the engineering division.
As I recall, my job was to move these boxes through manufacturing….quality control and customer (the Air Force) acceptance.
My little section had a lead engineer, several engineers another planner and myself….all massed in a huge warehouse with hundreds of other similar sections, During the first weeks at Boeing, I was primarily reading manuals….than I was on my own….essentially training myself.
After several months of moving my “box” through the plant, I realized that my career at Boeing had come to an end.