Shane Whitaker

Senior Application Engineer, Manufacturing Technology, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics

Shane Whitaker is a Senior Application Engineer on the Manufacturing Technology team at Lockheed Martin Aeronautics. In 2016, Shane began his career at Lockheed Martin Aeronautics on the F-35’s Software Configuration Management team. From there he transitioned to the Manufacturing Systems team supporting design for manufacturability initiatives. Shane then joined the Manufacturing Technology team in 2018. Since joining he has been responsible for implementing $7.5M of robotic and automation capital equipment into F-35 production and is on track for $10.6M in 2023.  Currently, he is the lead of the Agile Automation team which focuses on developing advanced robotic technology to support the future needs of production programs across the Aeronautics enterprise.


Shane has a bachelor’s in mechanical engineering from New Mexico State University and master’s in mechanical engineering from University of Texas at Arlington.