Virgin Galactic

  • Senior Facilities Assistant

    Company The Spaceship Company
    Category Facilities
    Req No.
    Regular Full-Time
    Location : Location
  • Who we are

    The Spaceship Company (TSC) is Virgin Galactic’s wholly owned 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:

    TSC is seeking a Senior Facilities Assistant to actively participate in a team environment to meet the department and plant goals and objectives. This position will assume primary responsibility for cleaning shop floors and office spaces in several company buildings at the Mojave Air and Spaceport.  This individual will also assist the Facilities team and Office Support Specialists in supporting on site special events, working overtime and weekend hours on occasion and other activities, as needed.

    Your Mission

    • Cleans shop floors, and other locations within the facility, as needed.  Includes, but not limited to, sweeping, mopping, vacuuming, dusting, emptying trash bins indoors and outdoors, scrubbing sinks and toilets, cleaning countertops and mirrors/glass, discarding food from refrigerators and washing cleaning cloths and lanyards, etc.
    • Identifies, corrects and notifies management when safety concerns are encountered as part of normal duties, such as walkway obstructions, flammable materials in inappropriate areas, preventing mold buildup, etc.
    • Assists OSS in verifying deliveries of janitorial supplies and notifies Supervisor when inventory levels are low
    • Delivers janitorial supplies to Test Site as needed
    • May drive/operate the “Zamboni” a floor cleaning heavy machinery, onsite training administered.
    • Supports facility security by notifying management when an unauthorized person is present in the building.
    • Assist the rest of Facilities team with a variety of tasks as available, including but not limited to, assisting with cleaning production areas, cleaning up temporary construction areas, recycling, external clean-up, supporting special events, etc.

    What you bring

    • Must maintain valid California driver’s license and at least the minimum level of automotive insurance as required by law
    • 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.
    • Able to safely lift up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and move 25+ pounds
    • 1-2 years of related work experience
    • Excellent attention to detail
    • Good customer service and interpersonal skills
    • Responsible, dependable and flexible
    • Safety awareness
    • Able to safely lift up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and move 25+ pounds


    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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