Virgin Galactic

  • Supervisor, Final Assembly - Second shift

    Company The Spaceship Company
    Category Production
    US-CA-Mojave
    Req No.
    2018-5153
    Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Classification
    Exempt
    Location : Location
    US-CA-Mojave
  • 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 500 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

    The Spaceship Company (TSC) is seeking first rate highly qualified aircraft A&P/systems supervisors to lead our composite bonding/assembly and systems installation/integration teams of our dynamic Production Team. This role is for hands-on people with great attention to detail and excellent people skills. The first task will be to quickly learn and understand the unique bonding and assembly processes used in the production of these aircraft, and then will oversee the installation and check-out of all aircraft systems, including mechanical, fuel, hydraulic, pneumatic, environmental, avionics/electrical and propulsion systems. These supervisory positions will help refine and improve the production processes, equipment, and tools in order to create an efficient, organized, and lean factory. Each supervisor works hands-on alongside shop floor personnel to produce top quality aircraft and spaceships, and contribute to process improvement using lean processes and tools.

     

     

    Your Mission

    • Effectively lead Shop Floor Technicians
    • Work closely with Production Control Department to forecast completion dates and estimate work package durations.
    • Assign daily tasks to shop staff to ensure daily milestones are met/exceeded.
    • Act as a model of personal integrity, high productivity and consistently safe working habits for your team.
    • Provide development and training opportunities for shop staff through excellent technical coaching and leadership skills.
    • Inspire, motivate and mobilize your team to accomplish complex tasks.
    • Resolves personnel problems by analysing data; investigating issues; identifying solutions; recommending action
    • Execute strategic goals and objectives in support of the overall company goals and objectives.
    • Embody all Virgin Values (Insatiable curiosity, heartfelt service, delightfully surprising, straight up, red hot and smart disruption) regularly in your daily duties, communication and interaction with everyone you come in contact with. Encourages other employees to do the same and leads by exemplary service.
    • Oversee hands‐on Aircraft part manufacturing
    • Supervising composite aircraft part manufacturing to including but not limited to: tool prep, wet layup, pre-impregnated lay-up, hard point, core, film adhesive, core splice, bagging techniques, oven cure, bond prep via hand sanding, dry fitting components, hand working parts to fit, hand trimming,
    • Maintain quality by establishing and enforcing organization standards
    • Ensure program objectives are being met in accordance with Master Schedules
    • Cooperate effectively with Manufacturing, Design and Quality Engineers to ensure what the shop builds meets our high standards for design and quality.
    • Utilize computer skills to support manufacturing of product(s)
    • Work with Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system to manage material and product review process.
    • Educate workforce on proper use of ERP and Materials Resource Planning (MRP) systems.
    • Provides manufacturing information by compiling, initiating, sorting, and analysing production performance records and data; answering questions and responding to requests.
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office Programs to include: Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Project.
    • Second Shift schedule
    • 4/10 Schedule based
    • 4:00PM-02:00am - Monday-Thursday
    • 10% pay differential

     

    What you bring

    • 5+ years of experience as a lead or supervisor in a composite aircraft manufacturing/production environment required.
    • Strong leadership experience,
    • Hands-on experience in a precision yet manual manufacturing setting, composites aircraft part fabrication and/or assembly strongly preferred.
    • Ability to read and interpret engineering prints, visual aids and planning, and be trained in process improvement techniques in Root Cause and Corrective action (RCCA) analysis.
    • Strong team player with excellent interpersonal, coaching, and leadership skills.
    • Extreme attention to detail and continual pursuit of perfection.
    • Excellent organizational skills - easily capable of effectively juggling and completing multiple tasks at the same time.
    • Capable of working under pressure.
    • Autonomous and capable of making decisions and delegating tasks.
    • Knowledge of lean manufacturing philosophies and tools a plus.
    • Experience with manufacturing based ERP systems a plus.
    • Comfortable working in a non-temperature controlled environment.

     

     

     

    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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