Major Employers

Questions regarding any of the organizations listed below, or just general questions relating to Construction & Development in Tucson?

Chuck Durham ( previously worked for one of the major employers listed, and is very familiar with the state of the industry in Tucson.  If you have any questions Chuck will be glad to talk to you regarding them.


Raytheon Missile Systems, headquartered in Tucson, Arizona, is the world’s premier missile maker, providing defensive and offensive weapons for air, land, sea and space, including interceptors for U.S. ballistic missile defense. The business also builds net-enabled battlefield sensors and includes Raytheon UK.

A global enterprise of our size and scope offer more opportunities than you could possibly imagine. Whatever your area of expertise and experience, there’s an excellent chance we have a professional career waiting for you – one that allows you to develop your talents as you the make the world a safer place. If you are looking to advance your skills and the make the impossible possible, it’s all here for you at Raytheon.

For any questions please contact Alex Noguera at or (520) 310-0842.

For Raytheon Career Opportunities, click here. 

Southwest Gas

Southwest Gas Corporation (“Southwest”) was founded in 1931 and is a subsidiary of Southwest Gas Holding, Inc. (“Southwest Gas”). Southwest is committed to safety and provides natural gas service to 2 million commercial and residential customers in Arizona, California and Nevada. Southwest Gas through its subsidiaries, engages in the business of purchasing, distributing and transporting natural gas, and providing construction services across North America. Centuri Construction Group, Inc., a majority-owned subsidiary, offers construction and maintenance services throughout the United States and Canada.

An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, Southwest Gas offers its more than 2,200 employees an excellent compensation and benefits package. Resumes and applications are accepted for published vacancies only.

College programs help with the first step towards a career in the natural gas industry. Pima Community College in Southwest Gas’ service territory currently offers the natural gas courses: Natural Gas Pipeline Operations and Natural Gas Pipe Joiner. These courses were designed by industry experts to meet the growing workforce need of the natural gas industry. For more details, contact Pima Community College for program information at 520-206-7234.

For any questions please contact Southern Arizona Division/Tucson Human Resources at 520-794-6547.

For Southwest Gas Career Opportunities, click here.

UNS Energy Corporation

UNS Energy Corporation, headquartered in Tucson, Arizona, is a subsidiary of Fortis Inc., the largest investor-owned electric and gas distribution utility in Canada. UNS Energy Corporation’s public utility subsidiaries, Tucson Electric Power Company, UNS Electric, Inc. and UNS Gas, Inc., provide electric and gas service to customers in southern and northern Arizona. For more information about UNS Energy Corporation, visit 

Tucson Electric Power provides safe, reliable electric service to approximately 414,000 customers in Southern Arizona. Although our company has been in business for more than 120 years, we continue to look for innovative ways of providing value, comfort, convenience and security to our customers every day. We’re evaluating cutting-edge energy technologies, reshaping our energy portfolio and expanding our renewable power and energy-efficiency programs. While our line of work can be challenging, it can also be rewarding. Our team of dedicated professionals values engagement, enthusiasm, innovation and collaboration.

For any questions please contact JoLee Bracamonte at (520) 917-6608, or

For TEP Career Opportunities, click here.


For over 90 years, Caterpillar Inc. has been making sustainable progress possible and driving positive change on every continent. Customers turn to Caterpillar to help them develop infrastructure, energy and natural resource assets. Caterpillar is the world’s leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines and diesel-electric locomotives. We don’t just build great products, we pair them with the newest digital technologies and analytics to solve problems and anticipate customer needs. We are bringing our industry into the Age of Smart Iron.

A lasting legacy of talented and committed employees give Caterpillar its competitive edge. It is our team that has allowed this company to accomplish great things. From the construction of the Hoover Dam, to earthquake relief in Indonesia, our employees have never failed to give customers enduring results through superior service and innovation.

For Caterpillar Career Opportunities, click here. 

Tucson Airport Authority

Established by Arizona charter in 1948, the Tucson Airport Authority (TAA) is a unique statutory organization that operates Tucson International Airport (TUS), the region’s major commercial airport, and Ryan Airfield (RYN), a general aviation airport.

Encompassing more than 8,300 acres at TUS and more than 1,800 acres at RYN, the TAA’s airports have a combined economic impact of $7.4 billion annually, according to a 2018 study.

TAA’s corporate philosophy is to “Develop, operate and maintain the best professionally run aviation facilities providing our region with outstanding services to our customers, fiscally prudent management, exceptional economic development, and a highly productive and satisfied workforce that provides a positive first and last impression of TAA and our region.”

The TAA recruits and hires for openings within its organization, which includes positions in administration, operations, planning and development, custodial and police and fire.

Information is here:

Other organizations at Tucson International Airport, including the airlines, terminal concessions, car rental companies, parking, the Transportation Security Administration, U.S. Customs and Border Protection and the Federal Aviation Administration, do their own hiring. Information about some of those companies can be found here:

For any questions please contact Andrew R. Votava at 520-573-4891 or

Sargent Aerospace 

Sargent Aerospace & Defense is a premier global supplier of custom engineered, high quality products to the Aerospace and Defense Industries. Sargent holds a leadership position in this highly competitive environment as a result of its commitment to investment in people, technology, facilities, new products, processes and equipment. Sargent is comprised of two market focused groups: Sargent OEM Group and Sargent Aftermarket Services Group. This group structure allows Sargent to provide focused, customized solutions to the market segments served, while leveraging Sargent’s organizational strengths across every business unit.

Sargent Aerospace & Defense products are found on many major Commercial and Military aircraft in operation worldwide. Products and systems include hydraulic actuation and valve systems, locking actuators, steering metering control valves, fuse pins, hot forged bolts, pneumatic ducting and valve seals, tubing system alignment joints, engine hot section and structural components, airframe components, shock strut bearings, PTFE lined spherical bearings and broad component maintenance, overhaul, spares logistics and power-by-the-hour support services. Sargent is also a major supplier of hydraulic control valves to the US Navy on all Nuclear Class Submarine programs.

Contact Frank Elgaen at (520) 572-4450 or with any questions.

For Sargent Aerospace Career Opportunities, click here.


Comcast Corporation is a media and technology company. The Company has two primary businesses: Comcast Cable and NBCUniversal. The Company’s Comcast Cable business operates in the Cable Communications segment. Its NBCUniversal business operates in four business segments: Cable Networks, Broadcast Television, Filmed Entertainment and Theme Parks (collectively, the NBCUniversal segments). Its other business interests consist primarily of Comcast Spectacor, which owns the Philadelphia Flyers and the Wells Fargo Center arena in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and operates arena management-related businesses.

Cable Communications

The Company’s Cable Communications segment consists of the operations of Comcast Cable, which is a provider of video, high-speed Internet and voice services (cable services) to residential customers under the XFINITY brand. It also provides these and other services to business customers and sells advertising. The Company also offers its home security and automation services as a component of its bundled service offerings. The Company offers a range of video services under the XFINITY brand that provide access to various channels depending on the customer’s level of service. Its video services include programing provided by national broadcast networks, local broadcast stations, and national and regional cable networks, as well as government and public access programing. It also offers packages that include foreign-language programing and other specialty tiers of programing with sports, family and international themes.

Being a telecommunications company there are a wide varity of career opportunities throughout the company and across the country. In Tucson we have our flag ship center of excellence supporting our national care organization and customers. We also have our Xfinity Cable and Xfinity Mobile teams.

Contact Mike Garcia at or Theda Johnson, the Military Community Recruitment Lead, at  with any questions.

For Comcast Career Opportunities, click here.

Please note that Sector Coordinators are not employment advisors, and they do not accept resumes, make calls on applicants’ behalf, or connect them with a particular company.

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