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Facilities Planner

Facilities Planner

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Regular Full-Time
The Spaceship Company

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Who we are

The Spaceship Company (TSC) is an affiliate of Virgin Galactic as a space-system manufacturing organization. Headquartered at Mojave Air and Space Port in Mojave, California, it is building and testing a fleet of WhiteKnightTwo carrier aircraft and SpaceShipTwo reusable spaceships that, together, form Virgin Galactic’s human spaceflight system. Like many Virgin companies across the world, its team of over 350 talented and dedicated engineers, technicians and professionals are drawn together by a willingness to disrupt and challenge the status quo and deliver innovative aerospace solutions to our customers’ needs. TSC’s extensive capabilities encompass preliminary vehicle design and analysis, manufacturing, ground testing, flight testing and post-delivery support.


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.


Who you are

TSC is seeking a Facilities Maintenance Planner to actively participate in a team environment to meet the department and plant goals as well as our organizations objectives. The Planner will be responsible for maintaining our PM and daily work order tickets as well as plan the materials need for the work. The planner will also be responsible for physical checks of materials as received from internal departments. If you have a keen eye for details and organization, with a desire to be a part of something amazing, you may be the perfect fit!  

Your Mission


  • Maintain Preventative Maintenance and daily Work Order tickets by scheduling, assigning to technician(s), and closing completed tickets in conjunction with the department Lead and Supervisor.
  • Ensure accurate schedules are being developed and maintained.
  • Maintain schedules to ensure on-time delivery for critical work orders.
  • Plan and confirm material availability for service and rework by interfacing with Lead and assigned Technicians.
  • Identify and implement procedures to ensure inventory accuracy.
  • Create and process all Purchase Orders. Prepare rush orders if necessary and initiate necessary follow-up.
  • Provide input in decisions related to outsourcing of parts due to scheduling constraints; work closely with Facilities Management to approve.
  • Participates in special projects or assignments as required.
  • Notify management team daily of any errors/issues.
  • Physically checks status/receipt of parts with the Receiving Department.
  • Meets with management staff, makes recommendations and identifies areas of improvement.
  • Provides feedback to Facility Lead and Department Managers as to expected shipment date of materials/parts orders.
  • Participates in Facility staff meetings providing updates on current work load and completion ratings. Provides all reporting required to Facility Senior Management.
  • Inventory management and involvement in cycle counts, inventory locations.
  • Work with facilities team to reduce costs and improve parts quality and ‘on-hand’ status.
  • Maintains organization of Facility areas.
  • Performs other duties and responsibilities as required.

What you bring


Basic Qualifications

  • 2 or more year’s maintenance experience a plus.
  • Prior CMMS experience desirable.
  • Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Excel, Word, Outlook.
  • Team player, motivated, ambitious with organizational skills.
  • Willing to learn, attend required classes.


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
  • 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). 

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.


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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