Skilled artisans provide mission-critical maintenance and repair services for airborne platforms and ground equipment. Your experience ensures the safety and effectiveness of our Sailors and Marines.

NAVAIR recruits, develops, and maintains a robust artisan workforce that is highly skilled, talented, innovative, and dedicated to maintaining its competitive edge in the world of Naval aviation.

There are exciting opportunities for many of the artisan fields listed below:

  • Aircraft Mechanics
  • Aircraft Workers
  • Airframers
  • Electricians
  • Machinists
  • Metal Inspectors
  • Painters
  • Production Controllers
  • Quality Assurance Specialist
  • Sheet Metal Workers
  • Welders
  • And a variety of others

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NAVAIR offers extensive training and apprenticeship programs for most trades, which include formal classroom training and extensive on-the-job training. These programs ensure you are equipped with the skills needed to support the mission and to further your own career growth.

Artisan opportunities exist nationwide. The primary artisan workforce locations are at eight Fleet Readiness Centers (FRCs). 

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