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Line Service Technician

Line Service Technician

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Job Locations 
US-NM-Las Cruces
Regular Full-Time
Virgin Galactic

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Who we are

Virgin Galactic is on track to become the world’s first privately funded commercial space line. It is dedicated to becoming a world leader in sub-orbital commercial space tourism with a longer term vision to develop other space technologies that have the potential to open space to significantly more people and users. If you are looking for a challenging opportunity that will ignite your passion for designing cool and innovative products, are exceptionally creative, are a great problem solver and can make things happen - apply today!


Position Summary
Virgin Galactic (VG) is seeking a Line Service Technician with experience in aircraft handling, towing, fueling, and fixed-base operations in a general aviation environment. This role will provide logistical support to the Spaceline Asset team and support Spaceline Asset aircraft operations. This is a full-time position at Virgin Galactic’s Mojave, CA test flight facility with permanent relocation to Virgin Galactic’s base of operations, Spaceport America / Las Cruces, NM.

Your Mission

This position is responsible for the handling, care, and logistical support of VG’s Spaceline Asset aircraft which include a Beechcraft Baron and an Extra 300. This position coordinates with maintenance, GSE, and flight operations to properly support efficient flight operations and scheduled / unscheduled maintenance activities. The Line Service Technician will liaise with many internal and external stakeholders and as such is expected to display the highest standards of professionalism with an exceptional customer service delivery.

  • Liaise with Flight Operations to ensure that Spaceline Asset aircraft are prepared and positioned as required for all missions.
  • Ensure Spaceline Asset aircraft are properly fuelled for missions per flight crew direction.
  • Ensure that Spaceline Asset aircraft always reflect VG’s high standards for cleanliness.
  • Accommodate visitor arrivals and ensure visitor aircraft are handled and parked in a safe and secure manner.
  • Transfer Spaceline Asset aircraft between hangars as required.
  • Assist Spaceline Asset maintainers in maintenance activities, which may include preparing aircraft for maintenance, procuring required tooling & equipment, and logistical support.
  • Ensure that all Spaceline Asset support equipment (tugs, tow bars, etc.) are maintained in a condition that always supports safe operations.
  • Assist GSE Fleet Manager with maintaining cleanliness of company vehicles as required
  • Support company operations by expediting critical parts and materials between company facilities and/or local vendors.

*The Employer retains the right to change or assign other duties to this position.

What you bring

Basic Qualifications

  • Must have High School diploma or GED
  • Must have a valid driver’s license
  • Requires minimum 5 years of line service experience handling a variety of aircraft
  • Must have excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Must be able to work independently
  • Must demonstrate professionalism and integrity
  • Must have excellent customer service skills
  • Must have general knowledge of computers and software: MS Word, MS Excel, MS Outlook
  • Must be willing to work flexible hours and work any shift, including weekends
  • Must be willing to relocate permanently to vicinity of Spaceport America in New Mexico

Preferred Skills and Experience

  • NATA Safety 1st Training preferred

Physical and/or Additional Requirements

  • Must be highly organized and able to handle stressful situations
  • Must be able to sit/stand for extended periods – 8 hours min.

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.


Personal Requirements

The Virgin Galactic organization has 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 commercial 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.

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


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