24 July 2018
The Dallas Morning News  (7/23) reports that on Monday, Lockheed Martin announced plans to hire 400 additional “technicians, mechanics and assemblers” to help support the company’s F-35 program in Fort Worth, Texas. The company will begin interviewing candidates in a July 30 hiring event. In particular, Lockheed hopes to hire “in several roles: avionics technician; milling machinist; low observable coater; structural assemblers; aircraft mechanics; field and service mechanics; and electrical assemblers.” The new jobs come on top of more than 1,800 new employees for the F-35 program hired within the last year. Lockheed needs the additional manpower to support an increase in F-35 production “from 66 in 2017 to an expected 91 in 2018,” with an “eventual target of 160 aircraft per year by 2023.” (Image Credit: U.S. Navy | Wikimedia Commons)
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