Ocala, FL

Lockheed Martin’s 428,000-square-foot Ocala Operations facility is a full-service manufacturing site providing rapid prototyping, system assembly and high-rate production for Lockheed Martin  Missiles and Fire Control (MFC) programs spanning the entire product life cycle. Highly skilled employees manufacture, assemble and test numerous Lockheed Martin products across all five MFC Lines of Business.


Join our Ocala Operations team to grow your career and shape the future of Aerospace and Defense.

Apprenticeship Program

Earn while you learn.  Our apprenticeship programs provide opportunities to learn in-demand skills for lifelong careers, as they will also earn credits toward an Associate’s Degree in Engineering Technology at the College of Central Florida.  Our Ocala Facility is home to apprentices who learn in a classroom mimicking our production line before joining our talented workforce.


“Even though I was starting over in my career and had to learn a new skill, this program provided me with the right tools to learn the specific skills Lockheed Martin uses, and it offers a pathway for growth and greater opportunities for the future.” – Jennifer Roberts, Electronic Associate Apprentice

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Established in 1970, the Ocala Operations facility specializes in automated circuit card assemblies, precision electronic subassemblies, complex cable and harness builds as well as precision electro-optical and seeker assemblies supporting fixed and rotary wing aircraft fire control systems, missile guidance sections and vehicle infrastructure. 


Sensor Systems include the F-35 Lightning II Electro-Optical Targeting System (EOTS), the Sniper  Advanced Targeting Pod (ATP), Apache Modernized Target Acquisition Designation Sight/Pilot Night Vision Sensor (M-TADS/PNVS), Infrared Search and Track (IRST) system, the Targeted Site System  (TSS) fire control system, and Advanced Threat Warning System (ATWS) sensor systems.


Missile systems include Hellfire, JAGM, and cruise missiles like the Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff  Missile (JASSM). Close-combat weapons like the Javelin Anti-Armor Missile and air and missile defense systems such as the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) Weapon System and Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3) missile.


MFC is home to a diverse and growing workforce seeking a place to make their mark.  Join us on the Ocala Operations team as we build the future of missile defense.

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At Lockheed Martin’s Ocala Operations, we constantly push the boundaries of what’s possible to advance our capabilities and deliver unparalleled value to our customers to ensure they are ahead of ready. The key to this is our dedication to fostering the growth and development of our employees, to help them better serve those who serve our nation.
Brandon Thompson, Ocala Site Deputy and Auto Processes/Fixed Wing Mission Area Manager
About the Area   ___



The Horse Capital of the World®. Brick City. Kingdom of the City. No matter what you call it, the Ocala Metro means home. Home to a fast-growing and vibrant community of more than 400,000 residents. Home to iconic springs, world-famous horses, and a picturesque downtown. Home to historic Victorians, mid-century modern ranches, urban lofts, and everything in between. Home to a growing and diversifying shopping and dining scene and home to a short drive to major metros and the coast. Home to the arts and state-of-the-art healthcare. However you describe home, you will find the Ocala Metro offers it.
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