Lockheed Martin will add up to 300 jobs in Titusville
LONDON, U.K. — During a recent economic development mission to London, Governor Rick Scott announced that Lockheed Martin plans to expand capabilities at its Astrotech Space Operations site in Titusville, Florida, creating up to 300 jobs. Check for Lockheed Martin jobs here.
The company considered a number of locations across the country that could handle additional work and selected Brevard County because it offers the best blend of talent and business opportunity for this project.
Astrotech Space Operations offers payload processing services—like encapsulating and fueling a satellite for launch—for a range of customers.
Under the planned expansion, its scope of work could potentially include production of aerospace components and subsystems. Lockheed Martin is currently evaluating options that are contingent on the completion of additional business case analyses. Those analyses are slated to occur in 2016 and 2017.
Florida is a premier aerospace manufacturing and launch location. The state ranks first among states for aerospace manufacturing attractiveness, and is home to nearly 500 industry companies that excel in everything from parts and assembly to intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance.
READ MORE of this story in Florida Governor Rick Scott’s Press Release. Photo courtesy of Astrotech Space Operations.