If you want to expand your career with a defense firm, two in Central Florida have scooped up new contracts and have dozens of job titles available.
Global defense firm Northrop Grumman Corp. and Cape Canaveral-based Craig Technologies Inc. both landed contracts with work in Florida’s Space Coast.
Falls Church, Va.-based Northrop Grumman won two contracts totaling $19 million on June 19, according to the U.S. Department of Defense:
- The company’s aerospace systems division in Melbourne was awarded a $12 million contract with the U.S. Navy to perform fiber-optic improvements in the full-rate production for the E-2D Advanced Hawkeye program. Most of the work will take place in Melbourne, but Massachusetts and St. Augustine also will conduct services. The contract has an August 2021 completion date.
- The company also won a $7 million contract from the U.S. Navy to provide support for a tactical underwater launcher hardware. Work will take place in various part of the U.S., with 10 percent in Cape Canaveral. The contract has a September 2020 completion date.
Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) is hiring 131 workers in Melbourne, 26 in Orlando, and two in Apopka, calling for software engineers, project engineers, cyber information system engineers and more.
Meanwhile, Craig Technologies was named a subcontractor on a project that involves NASA’s most powerful rocket, the Space Launch System. (See the slideshow for a look at the Space Launch System.) The company will help design and build the Universal Stage Adapter — a device that will provide environmental control to payloads during ground operations, launch and ascent, while also providing communication paths between the rocket and the Orion space capsule.
Craig Technologies will work with Alabama-based Dynetics Inc. The first use of the adapter will be for an Exploration Mission-2 mission for deep space exploration. Craig Technologies’ contract may last 11 years to allow NASA to order up to seven adapters.
The company is hiring more than 25 workers, mostly in Cocoa Beach and some in Cape Canaveral, calling for software engineers, cable technician, machinists, manufacturing engineers and more.
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