Company Details

Virgin Galactic (“Virgin”) is a vertically-integrated aerospace company pioneering human spaceflight for private individuals and researchers, as well as a manufacturer of advanced air and space vehicles.

If you’re a Manufacturing Engineer with experience in fabrication of components and assemblies in development and production environments – we want, you to join us. You will be contributing to and supporting a team of Engineers and Technicians building rocket motor components and assemblies with cutting edge tooling. This includes being skilled at rapid iteration of process and work instructions delivered through technician feedback (continuous improvement). Your goal is to help establish and maintain a lean production environment that will be used to catapult Rocket Motor Production to support future Spaceship flight cadence. This includes, but is not limited to the equipment, tools, systems, and materials required to create an efficient, organized, and lean factory that fabricates propulsion systems supporting Virgin Galactic’s mission to open space for everyone. Basic

What You Bring:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Manufacturing Engineering from an accredited institution
  • Experience working on shop floor with technicians/operators in a hands-on environment.
  • Experience in process improvement, root cause analysis, and corrective action implementation
  • Familiarity with Quality Management Systems like TipQA
  • Experience in tooling design across the product lifecycle including developing requirements, prototype design and validation
  • Computer Aided Design experience (Solid Works 2+ years)
  • Ability to read, interpret and create engineering drawings
  • Familiarity with the use and implementation of design for manufacturing/assembly, design to cost, effective product lifecycle management, and product configuration management and control
  • Strong team player and ability to work independently with excellent organizational and problem-solving skills.

Preferred Skills:

  • Desired experience level: 2+ years with bachelor’s degree
  • Knowledge of Kaizen and Lean Manufacturing philosophies and tools
  • Experience with shop floor layout planning and improvement
  • Experience with deployment of manufacturing execution systems “MES”
  • Experience with composite fabrication and assembly processes    Physical and/or Additional Requirements
  • Must be able to work all shifts and available for overtime as well as weekends when needed.
  • Must be able to stand for extended periods – 9 hours min.
  • Must be able to stoop, bend, crawl, and being able to maneuver in tight spaces.
  • Physically able to handle items weighing up to 40lbs (unassisted).

Who we are

Virgin Galactic is transforming humanity’s relationship with space. By making it more open and accessible, we are connecting the world to the love, wonder and awe inspired by space travel, helping to create new opportunities for the benefit of life on Earth. Whether it’s supporting cutting-edge research missions for scientists and students, or offering life-changing experiences for the adventurers among us, Virgin Galactic is THE spaceline for Earth. Such an audacious vision requires a team as driven as they are curious – one capable of redefining the boundaries of what’s possible. 

ITAR Requirements
To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, applicant must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by ITAR (22 CFR §120.15) or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State.

EEO Statement
Virgin Galactic is an Equal Opportunity Employer; employment with Virgin Galactic is governed on the basis of merit, competence and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, color, religion, gender, national origin/ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status.

As part of our commitment to health and safety, COVID-19 vaccines are required for current U.S. teammates, as well as newly hired employees. As of October 1, 2021, all new hires must be able to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus, (“fully vaccinated” means at least two weeks have expired since receiving the vaccination’s last dose as recommended by the manufacturer) or have a valid religious or medical exemption.  If you are offered employment, this requirement must be met be your date of hire.  Virgin Galactic complies with federal, state, and local laws with regard to accommodations related to this policy.

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