Virgin Galactic

  • Tool Control Coordinator

    Company Virgin Galactic
    Category Operations
    US-NM-Las Cruces
    Req No.
    2019-5621
    Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Classification
    Non-Exempt
    Location : Location
    US-NM-Las Cruces
  • Who we are

    Virgin Galactic www.VirginGalactic.com 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) www.VirginGalactic.com is seeking a Tool Control Coordinator 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, NM and working at Virgin Galactic’s home for commerical operaitons Spaceport America in New Mexico.

    Your Mission

    • The Tool Control Coordinator has responsibility and oversight of the VG Tool Control Program, ensuring training, support, and participant compliance.
    • Responsible for maintaining records for inspections, repairs, and calibration of precision equipment.
    • Responsible for managing tooling calibration program, ensuring all tooling is in compliance at all times.
    • Administrator for Tool Control software and technology, managing tool status, personnel adds/terms and permissions.
    • Works with Engineering, Aircraft Maintenance, Facility Maintenance, GSE teams, and Technical Publication departments to identify and meet tooling requirements.
    • Coordinates with MX Planning Departments to ensure tooling is available for planned and non-routine maintenance tasks.
    • Works with Quality Department to monitor and audit the Tool Control Program, tracking efficiency and compliance.
    • Develop expert level of continuous improvement skills, evaluating and reporting data, and lead resulting improvement implementation.
    • 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

    • Minimum of 4 years mechanical experience, aviation experience strongly preferred.  
    • Minimum of 2 years in Lead or Supervisory role with proven ability to safely and effectively manage tooling or other relevant assets.
    • 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). 

     

    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.

    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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