Michael Sacra started his career at Middle River Aerostructure Systems as an analysis team intern in the summer of 2006 during his senior year at the University of Delaware.
A mechanical engineering student at the time, he kept in touch with the company after finishing his internship and joined the team as a full-time employee following graduation. Since then, Sacra went from an entry-level stress analyst to the lead stress analyst on several programs, growing to his current role as the C919 Engineering Program Manager.
As a Middle River Aerostructure Systems intern, Sacra experienced the scope of stress analysis work, performing tasks to the same extent as the rest of the team.
“There wasn’t any typical intern work – I was performing real tasks and learning the analysis tools that real employees used,” he explained.
“While I was still learning, and my capabilities were limited, the MRAS team treated me as if I was an actual employee.”
At the end of the summer program, Sacra, along with other interns, received constructive feedback and a performance evaluation, as well as suggestions for improvement – giving them the opportunity to learn from their experience and grow as professionals. After joining MRAS as a full-time employee, Sacra has continued to develop his skills, becoming more involved with hands-on work on the shop floor. “One of my proudest accomplishments is developing repairs that we now use internally, as well as externally for customers out in the field,” he added.
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Posted: March 20, 2019