Naval Air Systems Command
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The Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division (NAWCWD) is an organization within the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) dedicated to maintaining a center of excellence in weapons development for the Department of the Navy.
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Dedicated to Diversity

NAVAIR is dedicated to providing a safe, accommodating, inclusive work environment for a workforce as diverse as the nation we serve. Individuals with disabilities (IWD) make up an important and growing part of our team. We are committed to implementing and expanding our hiring initiatives, education within our organization and to constantly lower the barriers to work.

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NAVAIR – Make an Impact

African-American woman Chief Engineer

NAWCWD is currently recruiting for the New Professional Program, a developmental program for entry level scientists and engineers. The New Professional Program provides developmental curriculum through a combination of rotational assignments, formal classroom training, and on-the-job experience to accelerate applied learning and focus in areas where you can make the biggest contribution to the warfighter based on your background, skills, and interests

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New Professional Program

Hiring areas interest include:

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Software Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
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  • Health and Retirement

    We offer a retirement plan, a 401k-type savings plan (the government Thrift Savings Plan), and pay a portion of your group health and life insurance. Additional plans include long term care disability insurance, dental and vision insurance and flexible spending account options.

  • Time Off

    You’ll enjoy 10 paid federal holidays per year, 13 sick days and can earn up to 5 weeks of vacation annually.

  • Family Leave and Services

    As a part of the federal government, NAVAIR is a leader in providing family-oriented leave, leave sharing, flex time, part-time and job-sharing positions, telecommuting arrangements, child and elder care resources and childcare services.

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Naval Air Systems Command boasts a variety of state-of-the-art laboratories and facilities that enable us to deliver unparalleled weapons research, development, acquisition, test and evaluation for our nation’s warfighters. NAWCWD primarily operates in two Southern California locations: China Lake and Point Mugu.