Virgin Galactic www.VirginGalactic.com is on track to become the world’s first publicly 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!
Virgin Galactic (VG) and the greater Virgin 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.
Who You Are:
Virgin Galactic www.VirginGalactic.com is seeking an experienced composite airframe structures/stress engineer with strong experience in aerospace composite repair and non-destructive test and inspection methods. The purpose of this role will be to support develop and maintain structural repair manuals and tools, stress analysis on repairs and critical interfaces, structural discrepancy dispositions and establish a structural health and monitoring system and metrics for Spaceship2 (SS2)/ WhiteKnight2 (WK2) vehicles structures systems. This role is located in Las Cruces, New Mexico. Daily work will take place at Spaceport America in New Mexico. Applying candidates must be able to relocate to Las Cruces, New Mexico or live in the Las Cruces area in order to qualify for this role.
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Is This Job Right For You?
You must be interested in advancing the state of commercial space technology, specifically ground breaking, cost effective, passenger carrying, rocket propulsion systems. The Virgin Galactic spaceline is to set the gold standard for safety, reliability and performance.
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.
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.