Return to Work with Lockheed Martin’s Chapter Next Program

At Lockheed Martin Rotary and Mission Systems (RMS), we understand that sometimes we must pause our professional life to support our family and loved ones.  After stepping away from the workplace to care for children, aging parents or other family obligations, the road to return to work can be challenging, and at times intimidating. This is where Chapter Next can be part of your solution.

Chapter Next is a 12-16-week paid returnship, that aligns participants with a role that best compliments their skills and abilities. As a “returnship” participant you will become part of a community of similarly experienced professionals with challenging work scopes who are contributing to Lockheed Martin’s culture of innovation. Selected candidates will be exposed to comprehensive training, professional development opportunities, networking opportunities, and individual-based mentoring to support their re-entry.

Our end goal is to prepare participants for full-time opportunities whether that be at Lockheed Martin or elsewhere. You will potentially have the opportunity to apply for a full-time role at Lockheed Martin after your “returnship”.

We are currently hiring for our Chapter Next “Return to Work Program” in various locations.

*Based on program needs, most positions will require the need to obtain a secret clearance. Security clearances will require the participant to be a U.S. Citizen and would require the participant to go through a very thorough background check and possibly be finger printed.

Chapter Next – Apprenticeship Program Specialist- Multiple Locations

This returnship position is Intern Program Specialist and will be located in one of the following locations: Manassas, VA, Stratford, CT, Owego, NY, Colorado Springs, CO or Moorestown, NJ

As the Apprenticeship Program Specialist for Lockheed Martin’s RMS business area, the successful candidate will have the opportunity to support the growing RMS Global Talent Acquisition team on all topics related to the Apprenticeship programs. In this position the successful candidate will implement, communicate, enhance the Apprenticeship program in alignment with Lockheed Martin’s strategy.  The selected individual will contribute to the RMS Global Talent Acquisition organization by contributing to different initiatives, engaging effectively with stakeholders, building relationships across departments and locations, and attending assigned apprenticeship recruiting events. Contributing to this program will enhance Lockheed Martin’s commitment to inclusion and diversity through specialized program.

Chapter Next – HR Consultant – Multiple Locations

This returnship position is Intern Program Specialist and will be in one of the following locations: Orlando, FL, Moorestown, NJ, Washington, DC, Bethesda, MD, Middle River, MD. As an HR Consultant is responsible for maintaining the master schedule and plan for the Organization Effectiveness Team. This role will be responsible for logistics and planning of all key University and Culture events.

Chapter Next – Radar Systems – Moorestown, NJ

This returnship position is for a Radar Systems Engineer working in Moorestown, New Jersey. As an engineering returnship participant in the Radar Systems Engineering (RSE) department, you will be a part of the team responsible for supporting the design, analysis, and requirements verification of legacy and solid-state radar systems. The successful candidate will have strong analytic and communication skills and work well in a dynamic, multi-disciplinary environment. Occasional travel may be required. 

Chapter Next – DMSMS Systems Engineer Sr – Stratford, CT

The selected individual will contribute to the organization in the following ways: Individual will provide technical Obsolescence/ DMSMS (Diminishing Manufacturing Sources and Material Shortages) support.
Effort related to a Sikorsky program to include: The selected candidate for this position will be groomed to execute proactive obsolescence management. Efforts include coordination of proactive obsolescence management efforts across the obsolescence core team, design engineering, supply chain, and program management functions. A system engineering background encompassing technical planning, systems integration, verification and validation, cost and risk analysis, and supportability and effectiveness for total platform systems is desired. A technical background in avionics or electrical system design is also desired.

Chapter Next – Software Engineer – Manassas, VA

Opportunity for candidates with a BS or MS degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Software Engineering or related disciplines interested in putting their skills to work as a Software Engineer. Proficiency in Object Oriented Programming (OOP) is required. Many of our teams operate in agile development environments, affording our engineers multidisciplinary interaction as well incremental feedback to provide the greatest value in our products. You will have an opportunity to make a difference and grow your skills and experience for your career.

Chapter Next – Infrastructre System Engineer – Mount Laurel, NJ

This returnship position is for an Infrastructure Systems Engineer and will be in Moorestown, NJ. The selected individual will contribute to the organization in the following ways: Participate in the support, maintenance, integration, and test of the network and computing infrastructure. Deploy, maintain, and upgrade switches, routers, firewalls, and servers Support the troubleshooting and debugging of network using network test equipment and tools (i.e. wireshark, network analyzer) Install, configure, integrate, manage, debug, and maintain Linux workstation and server software and hardware environments. Oversee the network and server security compliance, auditing, and remediation. Use the ACAS scanner and STIGs to provide report and plans to for remediation. Develop documentation for specific installations and configurations necessary to support operations and ongoing support activities. Participate on design teams for computing infrastructure. Participate in product selection, recommendation, design, deployment, integration and test. Investigate, develop and design the network and computing architecture and assist the software application and development effort as it relates to the computing architecture.

Chapter Next – RMA Engineering – Moorestown, NJ

This returnship position is for an RMA Engineer working in the Reliability, Maintainability, and Availability group in Moorestown, NJ. Specific responsibilities will include performing reliability, maintainability, and availability analysis for products and systems designed and developed by our IWSS program. 

Chapter Next – System Safety Engineering – Mount Laurel, NJ

This returnship position is for a System Safety Engineer working in the System Safety Engineering group in Mount Laurel, NJ. The selected individual will contribute to the organization by assessing the residual safety risk products, identifying mitigations, and hazards.  

Chapter Next – Mechanical Engineering – Stratford, CT 

This returnship position is for a mechanical engineer and will be working in the Rotors Design Group with the Dynamic Systems organization in Stratford, CT. The selected individual will contribute to the Rotors Design Group with the Dynamic Systems organization in the following ways: Training to prepare drawing revisions and create engineering change orders so that they can revise engineering drawings. The release of engineering instructions and specification revisions. Troubleshooting and problem solving of issues from flight testing, fielded aircrafts, or manufacturing. Support manufacturing through the release of drawings and technical data. Your work will be supplied to answer long term field reliability along with urgent technical questions from customers related to Rotors Design. The successful candidate will also support multiple programs at the same time for Rotors Design organization.

Chapter Next – Electrical Engineering – Manassas, VA

This returnship position is for an Electrical Engineer and will be working in the Hardware Engineering group in Manassas, VA. The selected individual will contribute to the organization in the following ways: Contributing to tasks during the design phase, and manufacturing/test phase. During the design phase the candidate will provide technical support to the engineering org by way of electrical schematic generation, firmware generation, test set design, unit cabling design, design documentation, factory test procedure creation, and unit assembly.  During the production/test phase the candidate will provide technical support to the engineering org by way of factory acceptance test execution, problem debug, environmental test execution, and production support. 

Chapter Next – Systems Integration and Test Engineer – Mount Laurel, NJ

As an engineering returnship participant in our System Integration and Test (SI&T) department, you will be a part of the team responsible for high level system test planning and test execution for our key customers, including the US Navy, US Coast Guard, US Missile Defense Agency, US Air Force, and our international customers. This position will provide responsibilities in these different domains: Model-Based Systems Engineering to plan, implement, and report on SI&T activities. 

Chapter Next – Software Quality Engineer – Orlando, FL

This returnship position is as Software Quality Engineer and will be located in Orlando, Florida.  Reporting to the Engineering Quality Assurance (EQA) Center of Excellence (COE) Manager the selected individual will contribute to the EQA COE organization by providing direct support by assisting in systems/software engineering product reviews, process evaluations, test witness and similar QA related functions and provide support in data analysis, metrics generation & with the corrective action process

Chapter Next – Electrical Engineering – Bothell, WA

This returnship position is for Electrical Engineering professionals and will be located at Lockheed Martin’s Laser and Sensor Systems facility in Bothell, WA. Due to the variety of the work products, the successful candidate will need a flexible and adaptable skillset, with a strong learning orientation and proven technical leadership ability. The candidate must also be familiar with embedded software/ firmware development, circuit card design using OrCAD and/or Zuken CR 8000 or similar schematic capture tools, and capable of jointly developing technical baselines with hardware, software, systems, and optical IPT disciplines. The candidate must be familiar with lab integration activities and capable of supporting electro-optical integration hand-off and technical support roles with the optical integration team.

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