Lockheed Martin hiring for 300 new jobs in South Jersey
MOORESTOWN – Lockheed Martin will hire nearly 300 workers to new jobs in South Jersey, the defense contractor announced Monday.
The firm, based in Bethesda, Maryland, will hold a recruitment event Thursday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Mount Laurel campus of Rowan College at Burlington County.
Employees will be hired to fill a variety of job types in engineering, manufacturing and business development and growth at both the Moorestown and Camden locations.
They will work in Lockheed’s Rotary and Missions Systems branch, which focuses on helicopters, integrated air and missile defense, coastal warfare, undersea warfare, radar, electronic warfare, cyber solutions, command and control computer and reconnaissance systems and training and logistics systems.
Lockheed’s contracts have supported all five military branches as well as the Missile Defense Agency and international military customers.
“We’re pretty excited about this job fair. We’re looking for experienced and passionate workers,” said Jim Sheridan, vice president of naval combat and missile defense systems and Moorestown plant general manager.
He said the firm’s most valuable asset is its people and that 33 percent of new hires since 2016 have been military veterans as are 23 percent of its current global workforce.
The sudden boost in job openings is due to a pending increase in retirements coupled with an expansion of some of our radar programs, said its Moorestown facility spokeswoman Nancy Nelson.
Job titles include system engineers, software engineers and developers, hardware engineers, systems integration or test engineers, field engineers and manufacturing assemblers, micro-electric technicians, electronic test engineers, manufacturing methods engineers and test method engineers.
Job seekers may be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.
The recruitment open house will be in the Enterprise Center, 300 College Drive.
The defense contractor’s Moorestown site is primarily involved in development and production of radar and sensors, maritime systems and missile defense technology for a broad range of domestic and international customers.
Its Camden facility focus also is on helicopters plus ground-based radar and ship integration and testing.
The two South Jersey locations employ 3,700 of the global security and aerospace company’s 97,000 workers worldwide.
On Tuesday Lockheed reported higher net sales and stock earnings for the second quarter, with net sales of $12.7 billion, an increase from $11.6 billion in the second quarter last year.
Carol Comegno; (856) 486-2473; [email protected]
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