CAREER FIELDS | Artisans & Tradespeople

Skilled artisans and tradespeople provide mission-critical maintenance and repair services for airplanes, helicopters, and ground equipment. Their skill and experience ensure the safety of our Sailors and Marines and their effectiveness on every mission.

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

There are exciting, good paying opportunities—including entry level—for many of the trades 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 artisans and blue-collar positions, 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 are available at Fleet Readiness Centers (FRCs) around the country. 

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