Tamara Crawford (Mechanical Engineering)


Tamara is part of the Advanced Technical Leadership Program (ATLP) which shapes high-performing engineers to become future technical leaders of Lockheed Martin Corporation. She works at Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company, an aerospace defense company headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas. Currently as Supplier Development Integrator, she is responsible for supplier development improvements regarding supplier work product quality and product performance for the Supplier Quality Management (SQM) organization. Her previous ATLP rotational assignment as a Manufacturing Engineer Sr. resulted in record-making current production cost savings (HPUs) for the F-35 Flight Line.

Tamara began her career in 2003 on the F-35 Lightning II Program as a systems engineer in Prognostics & Health Management (PHM). Two years later she was selected as one of three young engineers for the company’s inaugural F-35 Mass Properties Engineering Cross-Training Initiative. She remained on the team and performed mass properties analysis for the Wing, Forward Fuselage, Mission Systems and Weapons Integration.

She is recipient of the 2014 Black Engineer of the Year (BEYA) Science Spectrum Trailblazer Award, 2009 Women of Color Technology Rising Star Award and awarded multiple times for The President’s Volunteer Service Award. She was also inducted into the Ole Miss Alumni Hall of Fame as the 2009 Outstanding Young Alumni of the Year.