Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (Lakehurst, NJ)

Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division

Program Dates: TBD

Only US Citizens will be considered.  Dual Citizens are not eligible.  You must be at least 18 to participate.


NAWCAD/NAVAIR Lakehurst, an agency in the Department of the Navy, is the primary source of Naval Aviation Technology for the Fleet. With locations on both the East and West coasts, NAVAIR develops, acquires and supports aircraft and weapons technology for U.S. Navy, Marine Corps and the Department of Defense. 

NAWCAD/NAVAIR Lakehurst, located in New Jersey, employs electrical, mechanical, computer engineering and computer scientists; as well as CyberSecurity/Information Assurance.  Specific opportunities exist in the areas of electromagnetics, systems engineering, control systems, instrumentation, system testing, digital imaging, robotics, information technology, networking, machine vision applications, electro-optics, night vision device compatibility, electrical/electronic and system/subsystem/component design.

NAWCAD/NAVAIR Lakehurst provides the engineering and technical expertise in the design, development, testing, evaluation, verification, fielding and in-service engineering support for Aircraft Launch and Recovery (ALRE) and aircraft, target and weapons Support Equipment (SE).  We provide the full life-cycle engineering support for critical fleet equipment to safely launch and recover aircraft from ships at sea and from austere expeditionary airfields.  This unique and vital role provides U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps fleet the technologically superior and readily available tools necessary to operate safely and effectively from all operating vessels and facilities.

NAWCAD/NAVAIR Lakehurst is located approximately 60 miles east of Philadelphia on the newly designated Joint Base McGuire, Dix, Lakehurst in Central New Jersey. NAWCAD/NAVAIR Lakehurst employs more than 2,000 civilian and active duty military personnel.  This highly trained workforce is made up of engineers, scientists, skilled artisans, technicians, and acquisition personnel supporting ALRE and SE worldwide.  We are the only Government or industry site that possesses the co-located and integrated specialized facilities, and the full life-cycle engineering support to all U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps fleet users afloat and ashore for their ALRE and SE needs.

.Various state-of-the-art technologies of the NAWCAD are as follows: