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Aerospace Recruiter

Aerospace Recruiter

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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

As the Aerospace Engineering Recruiter, you will be responsible for engaging in direct and indirect recruiting strategies to increase company exposure, branding, and reputation. In addition, we need you to conduct deep internet mining for passive candidates and make sound judgments on talent and exercise discretion in making independent decisions. As our Aerospace Engineering Recruiter you will be responsible for sourcing, identifying, qualifying, interviewing, and presenting candidates to hiring managers. You will also be responsible for recruiting at all levels of talent spanning multiple skills, with strong focus on professional and exempt level positions. You will work independently on multiple projects with a strong ability to effectively prioritize and produce results within set timelines.



Your Mission

  • Source amazingly talented candidates: Aggressively recruits talented applicants from a variety of sources, including cold calling, sourcing on various job boards and with user groups, networking, electronic advertising and communicating with universities and student groups. When the initial desired profile of the ideal applicant does not generate successful results, immediately takes initiative to review and if necessary revise recruitment strategy with hiring manager.
  • Identify “the real deal” - specific recruitment needs: Builds strong relationships with hiring managers in order to fully understand job requirements and team dynamics. Determine sourcing strategies for each position with hiring manager which may include trade associations, target industry/companies and key words/phrases for resume database searches. Draft requisitions and job postings that are written to attract applicants and provide a positive impression of the brand.
  • Interview and present applicants: Drives and manages applicant flow for assigned requisitions. Conducts in-depth telephone assessment of applicants through comprehensive behavioral interviewing and work history reviews. Manages the coordination of interviews. Stays in contract with applicant through the entire interview process to insure a positive experience. Provides timely feedback to unqualified applicants.
  • Hire the best:  Coach candidates and managers in their assessment and drive decision making in a collaborative, consultative approach. Ensure that the candidate will be compatible with our dynamic, fast paced, start-up environment and can connect with the Virgin Way!
    Staffing Strategy: Identifies, initiates and/or participates in various efforts to continuously improve the staffing life cycle. Ensures time to fill for each position is met to company’s satisfaction and candidate experience is exceptional.

What you bring

  • A minimum of 5 years of heavy aerospace recruiting experience, ideally in aerospace engineering with a focus on composite engineering positions, a start-up organization or a highly unique cultural environment.
  • Bachelor’s in Human Resources Management, Behavioral Sciences, Business Administration or other related field is strongly preferred.
  • Possess an established track record of developing strong relationships with potential employees.
  • Able to accurately vet technical resumes and conduct in depth technical interviews.
  • Experience at providing consultative recommendations and influencing hiring teams.
  • Fearless networker and cold caller with an understanding of how to build and track candidates.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, and effective communication in formal and informal settings with senior executives, peers and candidates.
    Excellent negotiator with a confidence-inspiring manner, and a keen sense of determination and urgency.
  • Have a strong customer focus when dealing with both hiring managers and candidates.
  • Must be able to identify and effectively “sell” the company’s value proposition to candidates.
  • Must have strong computer skills using MS Office, including Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint.




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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