Virgin Galactic

  • Senior Manufacturing Engineer, R&D

    Company The Spaceship Company
    Category Business Development
    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

    The TSC Manufacturing Research and Development Group refines materials and processes to improve existing products and creates enabling technologies for manufacture of emerging new products. This group interfaces with Engineering, Programs, and Advanced Design creating projects for continuing improvement and to make new programs possible.

    Your Mission

    • Design, manage and execute R&D projects that resolve identified issues or create enabling technologies for SS2 and White Knight 2 along with other emerging company projects.
    • Develop new processes for new products and refine existing materials and processes.
    • You will be given conceptual projects.
    • Expected to develop project plans.
    • Provide technical guidance for teams performing work.
    • Evaluate and report results.
    • Role will require significant experience in advanced composite materials and processing both thermosets and thermoplastics. 

    What you bring

    • Ideal candidates for this position will have a strong background in advanced composite materials and processing experience for airframe structures.
    • Must be self-starting with vision and attention to detail to design experiments and projects and see them through to completion in a fast paced dynamic 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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