Virgin Galactic

  • SFS Crew Supervisor

    Company Virgin Galactic
    Category Operations
    US-CA-MojaveUS-NM-Las Cruces
    Req No.
    Regular Full-Time
    Location : Location
    Additional Locations
    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 seeing a spaceship through final assembly and flight test, as well as leading an awesome team of SpaceWrenches. If you are exceptionally creative, are a great problem solver and can make things happen - apply today!


    Position Summary

    Virgin Galactic (VG) is seeking a Space Flight System Crew Supervisor.  This position will be assigned to a specific crew of Space Wrenches. The position will start in Mojave, CA, for a minimum duration, and then permanently move to Las Cruces, NM. This role is for a hands-on person with great attention to detail and excellent people skills. This is a full-time position at Virgin Galactic’s aerospace facility in Mojave CA. The position will be relocated to our Las Cruces, NM office when build is complete.


    Your Mission

    • Responsible for the care and development of assigned crew
    • Develop interdepartmental relationships to aid in mission completion
    • Identify and remove roadblocks for execution of departmental goals.
    • Hourly team member time card management
    • Performance Management of assigned crew
    • Manage training completion and assignment to include Initial, Recurrent, and On-The-Job training
    • Manage vacation schedule and coordinate resource requirements with the maintenance programs office
    • Continually evaluate crew skill level and make adjustments to shift assignments as needed.
    • Manage labor hours and assignment of overtime to support program requirements
    • Review, analyse, and make changes to resourcing as defined by assigned metrics
    • Responsible for interviewing and participating in hiring decisions
    • Attend required departmental meetings and provide updates and status on crew resources
    • Provide input to planning discussions in regards to crew resources
    • Participate in departmental and process audits in partnership with the Quality Assurance

    What you bring

    • Associate's and/or Bachelor's related degree is preferred. However, consideration will be given for equivalent operational leadership experience
    • FAA Airframe & Powerplant License with minimum 8 years experience to include a minimum of 3 years in a leadership role
    • A successful track record and experience with process improvement in maintenance and/or production environments
    • Ability to manage in a fast paced and ever changing environment
    • Proficient with Microsoft Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint
    • Ability to work in a paperless environment utilizing various computerized platforms
    • Excellent leadership and management skills, ability to multitask, apply good intrapersonal skills and utilize available resources to accomplish company goals
    • Good oral communication skills and ability to train others on the job
    • Ability to work in a fast paced start-up environment
    • Ability to pass the background check to obtain a US airport AOA and/or NMSA spaceport badge
    • Willing to travel and be on-call 24/7/365 in support of operational requirements
    • Must have a valid passport and a valid driver’s license
    • To comply with ITAR Regulations, only US Persons (US Citizens or Permanent Residents) will be considered

    *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 stand for extended periods – 8 hours min
    • Must be able to stoop, bend, crawl, and being able to work in tight spaces
    • Must be able to 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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