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Lockheed Martin Skunkworks Manufacturing Engineer (Level 3) in Palmdale, California

COVID-19 continues to significantly impact our employees, families and communities. With employee health and safety as our top priority, and as a federal contractor, Lockheed Martin is taking action to address the increased risk and uncertainty COVID-19 variants pose in the workplace and ensuring we meet our commitments to national security.

To uphold safety for all employees, we will continue to request vaccination status for all Lockheed Martin employees including new hires. All current and newly hired employees are required to follow onsite safety measures based upon the COVID-19 Community Level at the specific work location.

Description: Lockheed Martin Aeronautics. Be More Than You Can Imagine .

The story of aviation has always been the story of people who have the courage to fail, to try again and to one day succeed. Since Lockheed Martin’s inception and continuing today, the passion to advance aeronautical design and help our customers achieve mission success has been ingrained in our culture. It is that passion combined with a strategic focus on ever changing global challenges that shapes our path forward.

This position will be assigned to the ADP Manufacturing Engineering Team.

• Support ME tasks associated with product development through standing up a low-rate production product line.

• Experienced with creating manufacturing plans, reading engineering blue prints and understanding fundamental engineering concepts for production and prototype aircraft.

• Experienced in using 3D modeling software, preferably CATIA.

• Capable of manipulating engineering models and designs to determine assembly sequences and approach.

• Experience in Production, Manufacturing Engineering, Quality Engineering, or related disciplines.

This team member will be a self-starter, with the ability to work independently and execute tasks under general direction, and the job will require multi-tasking and active engagement in the Production environment.

This engineer will serve as an interface between the Production organization and the Engineering community, ensuring that released engineering packages are producible and can be integrated into the Production environment.

• Understand process improvement and technology insertion to improve the build process through Producibility and Cost Reduction initiatives.

• Work in support of Production mechanics and supervisors looking for opportunities to improve the build processes, eliminate repetitive defects and drive out unnecessary cost.

• Work with a great team of engineers, with ample hands-on opportunities, project management and engineering coordination tasks, and have a direct impact on program success.

What’s In It For You

Our employees play an active role in strengthening the quality of life where we live and work by volunteering more than 850,000 hours annually. Here are some of the benefits you can enjoy:

• Medical

• Dental

• 401k

• Paid time off

• Work/life balance

• Career development

• Mentorship opportunities

• Rewards & recognition

Learn more about Lockheed Martin’s comprehensive benefits package here.

This position is in Palmdale, CA, but is on site in Rosemond, CA Discover Palmdale.


Basic Qualifications:

• Experience working with engineering blueprints or 3D models & specifications.

• Experience with tooling, machining or fabrication.

• Manufacturing experience specific to composites.

Desired Skills:

• Experience creating work instruction and related systems

• Bachelor's degree (Mechanical Engineering, or other related technical degree)

• Aircraft Component and Assembly/Build Floor support experience

• Problem Solving Skills - Demonstrated ability to drive issues to closure and develop workaround plans or corrective action plans

• Demonstrated ability to communicate and work effectively with internal and cross functional teams; Production, IT, Facilities, Planning and Engineering

• Robust MS Office skill set (Excel and MS Project)

• AutoCAD or Catia V5 experience

• Experience with lean manufacturing and process improvement

• Experience with Manufacturing Execution Systems (ERP4C or SAP or TeamCenter and iBASEt) in a manufacturing/production environment

• Experience defining/selecting equipment requirements to support Engineering build requirements

• Experience defining/selecting equipment requirements to support Engineering build requirements

• Manufacturing experience in advanced composites.

- Including multiple resin systems

- Secondary complexed bonding

- Low Observable applications



Lockheed Martin is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.

Join us at Lockheed Martin, where your mission is ours. Our customers tackle the hardest missions. Those that demand extraordinary amounts of courage, resilience and precision. They’re dangerous. Critical. Sometimes they even provide an opportunity to change the world and save lives. Those are the missions we care about.

As a leading technology innovation company, Lockheed Martin’s vast team works with partners around the world to bring proven performance to our customers’ toughest challenges. Lockheed Martin has employees based in many states throughout the U.S., and Internationally, with business locations in many nations and territories.


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