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Facilities Maintenance Technician

Facilities Maintenance Technician

Req No. 
2017-3293
Job Locations 
US-CA-Mojave
Category 
Facilities
Type 
Regular Full-Time
Company 
The Spaceship Company
Classification 
Non-Exempt

More information about this job

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 a Facilities Maintenance Technician (FMT) to actively participate in a team environment to meet the department, plant goals, and objectives.  The FMT will be responsible for performing routine repairs and maintenance and will assist as directed with more complex maintenance and repairs of TSC’s facilities and equipment. The FMT will also perform basic carpentry, plumbing, HVAC or associated work on TSC facilities using hand and power tools as directed and will troubleshoot equipment or facilities problems and report to the Facilities Supervisor.

Your Mission

  • Follow preventive maintenance procedures on all plant equipment in a timely and thorough manner; logging all activities routinely in the facility maintenance log 
  • Maintain the operation of equipment and systems in the areas of responsibilities such as compressed air, vacuum, dust collection, electrical distribution, refrigeration, security and fire protection. 
  • Participate in planning, ordering, installing and training for new equipment. 
  • Trouble shoot and perform diagnostics on damaged or malfunctioning equipment; make repairs where necessary or recommend to the Facilities Supervisor to arrange for outside vendor to service equipment. 
  • Respond immediately to emergency situations (fire, security, evacuation, power and equipment failure, etc.). 
  • Comply with all applicable codes, regulations, governmental agency and company directives as relates to building operations and practice safe work habits. 
  • Performs basic carpentry, mechanical, plumbing and painting of facilities. 
  • Performs other duties and responsibilities as required.

What you bring

Basic Qualifications

  • 4+ years of related work experience 
  • Must be able to work 7:00 am to 4:30 pm or later, four to five days a week 
  • Good interpersonal skills, with Good written/verbal communication skills 
  • Excellent attention to detail with the ability to prioritize and consistently meet deadlines  
  • Able to successfully keep multiple tasks running simultaneously with strong analytical skills 
  • Able to provide constructive feedback and creative solutions to problems. 
  • Responsible, flexible, fast learner that has the ability to be a self-starter with a willingness to learn new things.  
  • Strong mechanical skills on electric motors, vacuum pumps, air compressors, HVAC, electronic controls, etc. preferred. 
  • Inspect electrical systems, equipment and components to identify hazards, defects and the need for adjustment or repair and to insure compliance with codes. 
  • Plan layout and installation of electrical wiring, equipment and fixtures based on job specifications and local codes. 
  • Ability to accurately follow operation manuals, manufacturing and installation instructions, sketches, blueprints and diagrams. 
  • Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Word and Outlook 
  • On Call Coverage to support team as needed 
  • Holds and able to maintain a valid California driver’s license 
  • Must be a “U.S. person” as defined by the ITAR (22 CFR §120.15) 

Physical and/or Additional Requirements

  • 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 unpack, pack, lift, and transport boxed items weighing up to 50 pounds, occasionally lift and move 50+ lbs with assistance. 
  • Must be able to work at heights of 20 feet’ or more and comfortable working in confined spaces. 

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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