What makes an engineer HAPPY? (Mar, 1956)

What makes an engineer HAPPY?

First of all, most of the things that make any one else happy—security, good pay, opportunity for advancement, but, MOTOROLA believes a good engineer requires more than that. He needs a chance to use his imagination as well as his slide rule—projects to work on that require vision as well as formulas. He needs men to work with who respect his abilities— and whose abilities he, in turn, can respect.

If you are an ELECTRICAL ENGINEER, MECHANICAL ENGINEER or PHYSICIST, on a SENIOR or JUNIOR level-looking for a professional challenge—Motorola has what you are seeking.

CHICAGO, ILL.: Challenging positions in Two Way Communications, Microwave, Radar and Military equipment, Television (Color) and Radio Engineering.

PHOENIX, ARIZ.: Outstanding opportunities in the development and production of Military equipment and Transistor products.

RIVERSIDE, CAL.: This new modern research laboratory, located 65 miles from Los Angeles, needs advanced, experienced men in Missile and Military equipment systems analysis and design.

Take this opportunity to examine how MOTOROLA CAN DO MORE FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY Write: L. B. WRENN Engineering Recruitment Mgr.


4501 W. Augusta Blvd. Chicago 51, Ill.

  1. Casandro says: July 9, 20084:24 am

    Strange, all the job descriptions include the word “military”. Today nobody would apply if they would shot it that blatantly.

  2. Casandro says: July 9, 20086:32 am

    I wonder if Motorola is still around. Last time I heared of them, they sold their semiconductor business and started to make “radio telephones”.

  3. Erica says: July 9, 20088:46 am

    Speaking as an engineer… SHE would like all these things too 😉

    @Casandro — actually, military contract work is some of the most lucrative and stable available in manufacturing. The main downside (if you ignore any ethical concerns, which vary from person to person) is extensive regulation and standardization, but that’s pretty simple to work with when you have the appropriate reference books.

  4. Rick Auricchio says: July 9, 20085:01 pm

    Aside from the words “missile” and “military” being incorrectly capitalized, a LOT of the work in the 50s was in defense, during the Cold War.

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