Lockheed Martin to hire 300 at F-16 factory in South Carolina

Lockheed Martin

Lockheed Martin will add more than 300 new jobs for F-16 production and sustainment to its Greenville, South Carolina site by the end of 2022, the company has announced.

Robust, on-the-job training is available as needed, and employees will have the opportunity to learn new automation and digital engineering technologies as Lockheed Martin continues to invest in the F-16 programme.

The new positions are in these categories:

  • Airframe and power plant mechanics
  • Avionics technicians
  • Painters
  • Quality inspectors
  • Sheetmetal mechanics
  • Toolmakers
  • Engineers
  • Planners
  • Supervisors

"These new roles represent Lockheed Martin's long-standing commitment to meet our customers' current and future needs, and to bring more jobs to the Greenville area," commented Danya Trent, vice president, F-16 programme. "Many of these positions are on the leading edge of our digital engineering efforts on our F-16 production line. This is an incredibly rewarding opportunity to join the team that sustains and produces the F-16 for armed forces around the world."

To fill these positions, Lockheed Martin is working closely with the state and local government, as well as community partners, such as Greenville Technical College. The company is also participating in several virtual and local career events, including some events that are exclusive to transitioning military service members and veterans.

"Lockheed Martin continues to be committed to military hiring," says Walt Lindsley, Greenville site director. "Currently at the site, approximately 35% of our employees are veterans, and we aim to keep growing that number."

The company employs 700 people currently at the site.


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