Virgin Galactic

  • Aircraft Avionics Technician

    Company The Spaceship Company
    Category Production
    Req No.
    Regular Full-Time
    Location : Location
  • 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 400 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 first rate qualified aircraft manufacturing technician to work on composite aircraft production. This role is for a hands-on person with great attention to detail and excellent people skills. The technician in this position will work from engineering drawings and detailed work instructions to fabricate, install, and check out aircraft and spaceship system hardware components including electrical and mechanical systems.

    Your Mission

    • Hands‐on aircraft manufacturing.
    • Electrical systems installation: layout and buildup of wire harnesses, splicing, crimping, installing, connecting, soldering, and checking out of electrical lines.
    • Electrical system checkout including functional testing and troubleshooting of all aircraft electrical systems
    • Computer work: Work with Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system to record job status, time spent, and material tracking.
    • Follow instructions precisely to complete complex assemblies accurately.
    • Identify production inefficiencies and suggest potential improvements to product or process.

    What you bring

    • High School Diploma/GED

    • Experience with aircraft fabrication, assembly, or modification required.

    • Knowledgeable and able to interpret blueprints, sketches and written and verbal instructions.
    • Must be able to take direction well.
    • Extreme attention to detail and continual pursuit of perfection.
    • Excellent listening and communication skills.
    • Excellent organizational skills and problem-solving skills.
    • Strong team player.
    • Knowledge of lean manufacturing philosophies and tools a plus.
    • Experience with manufacturing-based ERP systems a plus.
    • Strong safety work ethic – recognizes the importance of properly handing hazardous materials, chemicals, tools, etc.
    • Enjoys manual/physical labor.
    • Comfortable working in a non-temperature controlled environment.
    • Familiar with FAA AC 43.13-1B, or AS50881 Standard.



    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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