Careers at Northrop Grumman

Northrop Grumman Careers in Lake Charles, LA

Northrop Grumman Careers in Lake Charles, LA

We understand the importance of uninterrupted mission readiness.

Our motivated team in Lake Charles, Louisiana, does just that.  Located at the Chennault International Airpark, Northrop Grumman’s Aircraft Maintenance and Fabrication Center (AMFC) team is defining possible with close to 30 years of aircraft operations, logistics, sustainment and depot maintenance experience.

The AFMC is a Northrop Grumman center of excellence for maintenance, repair, overhaul and upgrades of military aircraft, with hundreds of Program Depot Maintenance on-time and on-budget deliveries to the warfighter.

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Flagship Programs and Focus Areas

Our 700+ skilled AMFC workforce has over 15 million hours and an average of 10 years’ of heavy maintenance experience on a wide array of aircraft including:

Our Fabrication Center supports parts build, refurbishment and repair for

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We deliver performance excellence

Quality is imperative for aircraft sustainment and full lifecycle capabilities, and our team is dedicated to delivering performance excellence and providing quality work to keep our customers’ fleets flying. Our state-of-the-art facility provides our employees with spacious high bay hangar, manufacturing, office and warehouse spaces and offers ample space for team collaboration and innovation.

Why Northrop Grumman employees like working in Lake Charles

At AMFC, our diverse team and collaborative environment provides a wide array of skills that enable greater opportunities for personal & professional development at all levels as well. With capabilities ranging from aircraft maintenance and logistics to flight systems, management and more, Lake Charles provides opportunities for people to explore and grow in their careers every day.

“I like working for Northrop Grumman at Lake Charles because of the people, work, location and the challenges. The atmosphere and cohesiveness of the workforce makes the working environment much better. In my opinion, Southwest Louisiana’s culture and atmosphere also contributes to what makes this a great place to work. Everyone seems to be like family here and will take care of each other if anything is needed.

I am also excited to come to work every day for the challenge. There’s usually a new challenge every day, it’s fast paced with many moving parts.  Being able to see the little pieces come together to form a bigger picture is why I enjoy doing what I do and being able to learn from everyday experiences.
– Matthew B. / Facilities Planner

“I started with Northrop Grumman in June 1980 and have enjoyed an incredible journey…

“… from California to Louisiana – with the company and have been working at the Lake Charles location since 1997. Working here is like working with family and friends, with a sense of community. We take care of each other no matter the situation. I also enjoy the challenge as Northrop Grumman takes care of its employees, listens to and resolves issues and gives everyone an opportunity for growth.

The Aircraft Maintenance and Fabrication Center is undergoing tremendous growth with multiple programs. To be a part of the growth and innovation is exciting.

Every day, our community of team members strive to meet the same goal of customer satisfaction to produce an outstanding product. Northrop Grumman has been my life for over 40 years, and has brought great challenge, growth, excitement, ups and downs and I continue to love every minute it.

Dave M. / Staff Industrial Engineer

“I like working for Northrop Grumman because it is a well-respected company…

…that provides a host of opportunities to its employees. Leadership at the company has a strong commitment to helping others succeed. My favorite part about working at the Lake Charles location is that Lake Charles is home to me. The food, culture and friendly people are things that you don’t find just anywhere. I am excited to come to work every day because there is the aspect of rising to new challenges, in addition to the feeling of duty to support coworkers to the best of my ability. It is rewarding to be part of positive change.”

Jason A. / P-3 Operations Manager

In the Community

Northrop Grumman supports the diverse needs of the communities where we live and work, and that holds true in Lake Charles as well.   As a major employer in the region, we are proud to support the community through contributions and grants for STEM education from the elementary school level all the way to the college level with McNeese University’s nationally recognized engineering program.  Northrop Grumman also supports Southwest Louisiana Technical College (SOWELA) with grants for their Aviation program that features a two year Airframe & Powerplant (A&P) aircraft mechanic program.

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Northrop Grumman’s recent support of SOWELA Technical Community College

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Northrop Grumman Receives Disaster Recovery Institute International’s Response and Recovery of the Year Award

U.S. Customs and Border Protection P-3 Orion aircraft arrives at Northrop Grumman's Aircraft Maintenance and Fabrication Center in Lake Charles, Louisiana, for depot level maintenance.

Northrop Grumman’s Aircraft Maintenance and Fabrication Center Inducts First CBP P-3 Orion

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Life in Lake Charles

Lake Charles, Louisiana, is situated near Prien Lake and the banks of the Calcasieu River. Known for its music and excellent cuisine, the city’s rich culture provides a welcoming atmosphere. Foodies can enjoy some of the nation’s top Cajun and creole dishes from generations-old recipes. And whether kayaking or paddle boating along the Calcasieu River, or taking in the wildlife along the Creole Nature Trail, at Lake Charles you will experience an authentic immersion in rich Louisiana culture. Lake Charles is home to a number of resorts, nationally ranked golf courses, and is a vacation destination for every budget.  There is a vibrant music scene with many Cajun and Zydeco artists calling Lake Charles home.  And, for those who love festivals, there are over 70 different festivals each year.  

Whether you prefer to participate in recreational fishing outside, or going downtown to visit the selection of art galleries, historical museums and entertainment, Lake Charles has a bit of everything for everyone.