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Facilities Supervisor

Facilities Supervisor

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The Spaceship Company

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Who we are

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 an experienced Facilities Supervisor to lead the Facilities Team and assist with maintenance projects for multiple aerospace manufacturing facilities on our Mojave campus – a campus that is designing, building and testing innovative systems that will open space to change the world for good. This position will lead construction, remodelling, installation, improvements, inspections, repairs, trouble shooting and daily maintenance of buildings, infrastructures, and facility equipment. The Facilities Supervisor will be responsible for keeping facilities in good status to comply with county and state codes, as well as environmental, health, and safety policies.

Your Mission

  • Day to day responsibility for overseeing the implementation of policies, procedures and projects that will lead to a well-managed, well-maintained building and facilities in coordination and conjunction with the company’s business objectives.
  • Team organization and communications to provide 24/7 response to facility issues that may arise (power outage, security, equipment failure, weather damage, event planning etc.).
  • Leads our talented Facility Technicians to deliver all aspects of the facility function.
  • Ensures facility regulatory compliance (including ITAR policy, building code, OSHA, ADA etc.) and effective management of risk and liability for the company, including maintaining files and policy documents in order to support audits.
  • Delivers an effective, comprehensive Preventative Maintenance plan that ensures all equipment and buildings are safely maintained on schedule in coordination with manufacturing and other departments.
  • Coordinates, supervises and or performs the activities of the facilities maintenance department to ensure a safe, clean environment compliant to all federal, state and local healthcare and building codes.
  • Team organization and communications to provide 24/7 response to facility issues that may arise (power outage, security, equipment failure, weather damage, event planning etc.).
  • Maintains a clean and organized facility daily.
  • Other duties as assigned.


What you bring

Professional Requirements

  • Strong customer service focus.
  • Experience in construction, building engineering, maintenance and all facets of building management preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead a team, keeping them motivated to provide high levels of service to both external and internal clients.
  • Demonstrated self-starter with a willingness to learn new things and substantial flexibility to handle and manage change.
  • Professional, positive approach, demonstrated integrity, assertive without being demanding.
  • Ability to successfully work in an environment that requires exceptional attention to detail, follow through, customer communication, customer satisfaction and the ability to multi-task.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, must have the ability to communicate clearly and effectively at all levels of the organization.
  • Maintains facilities time and cost reporting records.
  • Confers with multi-department managers and supervisors to coordinate activities of facilities department.
  • Confers with workers' representatives and Human Resources to resolve grievances.
  • Comply with safety regulations and promote a safe working environment.
  • Ability to recognize and act in a preventative manner on any issues that may affect operations.
  • Possess a positive "Can Do" attitude by stepping up and taking additional responsibilities and adapting to changes in this fast paced environment.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience directly supervising and managing staff, including experience in planning and assigning work, performance assessments, training, hiring, discipline, and development.
  • Experience working with IT systems for facility/equipment maintenance. CMMS preferred.
  • All candidates must be US Persons due to the ITAR (22 CFR §120.15).

Education Requirements

  • College Degree or equivalent work experience required
  • Current or previous holder of a Contractor’s Licence preferred

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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