Lockheed Martin to host same-day decision hiring event for its Marietta facility

A C-130J in flightThe 500th C-130J (photo courtesy of Lockheed Martin)

Are you interested in working at Lockheed Martin‘s Marietta facility? The company posted the following notice about a hiring event to be held at the KSU’s Marietta campus. You’ll know the same day if you’ve landed one of the 200 open positions:

Representatives from Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) will be at Kennesaw State University, Marietta Campus Student Center at 860 Rossbacher Way, Marietta, Georgia, 30060 on May 4 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. to conduct interviews and make same-day hiring decisions. The company is looking to fill nearly 200 positions.

This event is for candidates who meet the basic qualifications for critical C-130J Super Hercules and F-35 Center Wing production hourly positions, to include structures mechanics, coaters, painters, electrical and electronics mechanics. Interested individuals must register for the event at tinyurl.com/5abnbcnb to be considered for an interview. Candidates joining the team could receive up to a $15,000 sign-on bonus.

“We have a strong future in the C-130J and F-35 Center Wing programs with a growing backlog and continued domestic and international interest in our aircraft,” said David Coffman, vice president, Air Mobility & Maritime Missions Production Operations. “This hiring event provides a great opportunity to join a team with a deep-rooted culture focused on our global customers. It’s an opportunity for long-term career development and the chance to be part of the world’s longest continuous military aircraft production operation in history.”

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Lockheed Martin has produced aircraft at its Marietta site since 1951. Every production C-130 Hercules airlifter — more than 2,600 delivered to date — has been produced in Marietta since 1954. More than 4,500 employees currently work at the site, supporting work on the C-130J Super Hercules final assembly and the F-35 Lightning II center wing assembly production lines. With 3.4 million square feet of production space, some of history’s most iconic aircraft have been built in Marietta, including the F-22 Raptor, C-5 Galaxy/C-5M Super Galaxy, P-3 Orion and the C-141 Starlifter. The facility (officially known as Air Force Plant 6) first opened in 1943 to support the manufacturing of B-29 bombers by the Bell Bomber Corporation.

Lockheed Martin and Cobb County

The Lockheed Martin facility in Marietta has been a major employer in Cobb County since 1951, when the Lockheed Corporation, a predecessor of Lockheed Martin, took over the former site of the WWII Bell Bomber plant.

The C-130 program is the largest program operating at the Marietta facility. The plant currently produces the C-130J Super Hercules (see the company’s Fast Facts on the C-130J or the company’s C-30J brochure for more information).

The Marietta plant also provides ongoing support for the C-5 Galaxy, which celebrated its 50th year in operation in 2018. The C-5 Galaxy is expected to remain in service until 2045.

The Marietta location also supports the P-3 Orion, and manufactures the center wings for the F-35.

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1 Comment on "Lockheed Martin to host same-day decision hiring event for its Marietta facility"

  1. I worked at LM for a long time. Low morale environment. The only good benefit left was the 401k matching.

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