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Metrology Specialist

Metrology Specialist

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Regular Full-Time
The Spaceship Company

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Who we are

Headquartered at Mojave Air and Space Port, The Spaceship Company ( is the aerospace production company, founded by Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic and Scaled Composites, which is building the world’s first fleet of commercial spaceships (SpaceShipTwos) and carrier aircraft (WhiteKnightTwos). The Spaceship Company plans to make access to space safe, reliable and affordable. The Spaceship Company is dedicated to that goal by building the first fleet of spaceflight systems developed for routine, scheduled flight operations that exceed our customers’ requirements. TSC’s first customer is Virgin Galactic ( which is on track to become the world’s first private “spaceline”.


Our Values:
TSC and the greater Virgin Organization have a relaxed and informal culture that encourages individuality and innovation.  You will be motivated, enterprising and enthusiastic.  Company culture is such that you need to be able to “check your ego at the door”, be a self-starter and possess a sense of humility.  You will work well under pressure and thrive on being given challenges and responsibility.  You will communicate clearly and be confident and persuasive. You will have a high level of integrity and understand the need of complete confidentiality.


Main Purpose of the Role:
TSC is seeking a first rate qualified Metrology Specialist with experience in setup, build, and inspection of large tools and assembly structures. This role is for a hands-on person with great versatility with regard to building and assembling large precision structures. The first task of this role will be to execute the installation and setup of new production fixtures, tooling, and equipment in a new production facility. The specialist in this position will support the production tooling and equipment design and installation in order to create an efficient, organized, and lean factory. After production operations begin, the Metrology Specialist will work closely with production personnel to maintain equipment and tooling and contribute to process improvement using lean processes and tools. Metrology Specialists will also help with the large scale aircraft assembly steps and inspection.

Your Mission

  • Hands‐on Tooling assembly
  • Large structure handling: driving a forklift, scissor lift, boom lift, etc. operating a crane or hoist, installing concrete mounting points in floor, accurately locating large or heavy structure to within .005” accuracy.
  • Must be able to lift 50 lbs.
  • Utilizing CAD or 3D software for inspection (one or more of the following):
    PC Demus, Verisurf, Geomagic, Polyworks, Spacial Analyser, or similar Metrology software
  • Working with laser trackers or similar positioning systems
  • Works either our 1st Shift schedule (7:00am-4:30pm, Monday-Thursday and 7:00am-3:30pm every other Friday, with every opposite Friday off) or our 2nd Shift schedule (3:30pm-1:00am, Monday-Thursday and 3:30pm-12:00am every other Friday, with every opposite Friday off)... 10% shift differential pay for 2nd shift!

What you bring

  • Minimum 5 years experience
  • Hands on experience in setup of large scale precision fixtures or tooling
  • Excellent Organizational Skills and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent computer skills (CAD and/or 3D software packages) as well as standard Microsoft products
  • Strong team player
  • Experience with large aircraft assembly and inspection a plus Metal shop skills (welding, grinding, machining, etc) a plus
  • Applicants must be U.S. persons as defined by the ITAR (22 CFR §120.15)

The Spaceship Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer; employment with The Spaceship Company 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.

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