A sprawling mecca of landscaped gardens, nature preserves, art museums, and vast parks with kayaking launches and more, Jacksonville is full of varied means of relaxation and entertainment for its many residents. Jacksonville has the highest population of any Florida city, and is also the largest city by area in the entire contiguous United States, making it a mecca for industry, with a number of large manufacturing employers. With the sheer depth of space and diversity of cultural, recreational, and educational attractions in Jacksonville, it is no wonder that a number of large manufacturing employers chose this city for their business, and provide competitive compensation and benefits to attract the best employees.
Fleet Readiness Center Southeast
Fleet Readiness Center Southeast (FRCSE) in Jacksonville is a top aircraft maintenance facility for the Navy, with over 500 sailors, artisans, and civilian employees tasked in supporting H-60, P-8, and C-130 aircraft platforms. Established in 1940, the FRCSE facilities have supplied nearly every form of Navy aircraft in its tenure, from fighter and attack planes to patrol, antisubmarine, reconnaissance, helicopters, and more. Because of the critical nature of FRCSE work, employees are valued highly, and there are multiple types of jobs available, including paid apprenticeships with four years of training and mentorship. Apprentices and employees alike have access to an impressive federal government benefits package including health insurance, life insurance, annual leave, and a retirement plan.
Johnson & Johnson Vision
With poor eye health and inequitable access at a critical high worldwide, Johnson & Johnson Vision, a medical equipment manufacturer located in Jacksonville, is at the forefront of the fight to bring eye health to the masses. Eye health care products include contact lenses, intraocular lenses, and other solutions. Johnson & Johnson Vision values their history of innovation, advanced technologies, and scientific expertise, providing eye health care products for around 40+ million people a year, all while prioritizing the health and safety of their 10,000+ employees. The workplace environment is one of uncompromised safety, with a hefty priority on and investment in the health and wellbeing of all employees, as well as cultivating an environment where employees can grow.
One of the largest manufacturing employers in Jacksonville is Northrop Grumman, a pioneering technology company that designs, develops, and builds some of the most advanced products in the air, cyber, land, sea, space, multi-domain, and advanced weapons categories. A day in the life at Northrop Grumman could involve everything from building a 200-ton airplane to predicting and stopping cyber attacks before they happen. Valuing ambition and curiosity in their 95,000 employees, Northrop Grumman offers comprehensive rewards and benefits to support their employees at every stage of life. Northrop Grumman offers competitive compensation, as well as high level benefits for healthcare, retirement, career development, and work/life balance, with a focus on recognizing exemplary work.
Flightstar Aircraft Services
Founded in 2000, Flightstar Aircraft Services is an airframe modification, conversion, and maintenance provider that relies on employees with strong industry experience, with a goal of creating an ideal work environment so these employees can grow, succeed, and deliver exceptional products. Known for not only meeting expectations but often delivering more, Flightstar Aircraft Services has a company-wide philosophy built around recruitment, training, and investment in their employees, that goes beyond the company walls. Flightstar Aircraft Services also supports the work of local charities and is deeply involved in community initiatives, with a particular focus on empowering veterans and children.
Georgia-Pacific Corporation is a packaging and goods company that provides all sorts of goods to support daily routines. From bath tissue to paper towels, paper cups, touchless dispensers and supplies for personal hygiene in public spaces, and even pulp for diapers and corrugated boxes to package them, Georgia-Pacific Corporation is an industry leader in production, while also running one of the largest recycling businesses. Sustainability is a priority, and the company works hard to reduce their energy use, maximize recycling, and provide sustainable forestry, encouraging team members to share ideas to improve in all these areas. Employees are offered a supportive work environment with training opportunities, access to industry experts, hands-on experience and diverse job opportunities.
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