Virgin Galactic

  • GSE Supervisor

    Company Virgin Galactic
    Category Operations
    US-NM-Las Cruces
    Req No.
    Regular Full-Time
    Location : Location
    US-NM-Las Cruces
  • 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 (Main Purpose of the Role)

    Virgin Galactic (VG) is seeking a GSE Supervisor to support our Spaceline Tech Ops department.  The candidate must have a desire to learn something new, show enthusiasm for the new space industry and be able to mix aerospace enthusiasm and experience with Spaceline maintenance development.  This is a full-time position in Las Cruces, New Mexico.

    Your Mission

    • Properly coordinate and prioritize the daily activities of GSE Maintenance ensuring the timely and quality execution of scheduled and unscheduled maintenance on company owned/leased GSE, SGSE, and vehicle fleet.
    • Assist in the development, implementation, and management of maintenance requirements, maintenance manuals, and training modules.
    • Assist in the procurement, requirement building, development, and vetting of GSE, SGSE, and Tooling.
    • Responsible for the identification, development, and updating of maintenance requirements.
    • Maintain a clean and well organized work area at all times, free of dirt, clutter, and debris.  Both gear and workspace are to maintain a “show room” standard.

    What you bring

    Basic Qualifications

    • Minimum of 4 years relevant mechanical experience
    • Minimum of 3 years in a supervisory/lead positions with demonstrated ability to meet deadlines and maintain a safe and efficient workplace.
    • Must have and be able to maintain a valid Driver’s License and a clean driving record that will pass the criteria set by our insurance carrier for on the job coverage.
    • Sound ability to interpret printed or electronic maintenance manuals
    • High school diploma or GED equivalent required
    • Ability to travel domestically and internationally to support operational needs

    Preferred Skills and Experience

    • Has a strong systems mechanical background and show ability to learn and become proficient on new and/or customized equipment
    • Good oral and written communication skills with the ability to interact effectively with all levels of management
    • Displays sound judgment, with the ability to make accurate and timely decisions
    • Must possess strong motivational, organizational, interpersonal and computer skills.
    • Sound ability to interpret printed or electronic maintenance manuals
    • Ability to adapt to paperless environment, using tablets to receive and record maintenance tasks via MRO (Maintenance, Repair, and Operations) software
    • Ability and desire to work in a fast paced start-up environment

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


    Physical and/or Additional Requirements

    • Must be able to work all shifts and available for overtime as well as weekends when needed.
    • Must be able to travel 25% or more of the time and/or be on call as needed.
    • Must be able to stand for extended periods – 8 hours min.
    • Must be able to stoop, bend, crawl, and being able to maneuver in tight spaces- 3+ hours min.
    • Physically able to handle items weighing up to 40lbs (unassisted). 

    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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