Virgin Galactic

2nd Shift Composite Parts Fabricator

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 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 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
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.

Your Mission

  • Fabrication of parts using wet layup and pre-impregnated composite materials
  • Knowledge of properly preparing tooling for layup (Clean, seal, release)
  • Placement and consolidation of composite materials in tooling
  • Grinding, cutting, and trimming of parts
  • Working knowledge of composite specific equipment including ovens, Gerber cutting machines, and Virtek laser computers.
  • Bonding composite structures
  • Hand finishing parts to proper fitment
  • Wet layup with multiple resin systems and fabrics
  • Locating parts and creating fixtures to blueprints and / or engineering instructions
  • Attention to detail and ability to self-inspect work to ensure quality defects are mitigated

What you bring

  • 3+ years of experience with composites or aircraft fabrication and assembly preferred
  • Flexible to work overtime/modified/Non-standard shifts preffered
  • Strong safety work ethic – recognizes the importance of properly handing hazardous materials, chemicals, tools, etc.
  • Hands-on experience in a manufacturing setting
  • Complete understanding of “clean as you go”/5S/FOD/Tool control programs mandatory
  • Ability to perform repairs on composite structures
  • Experienced with quality inspection points and process documentation
  • Knowledge of resins, mixing, ratios, and paste mixes
  • Must be able to take direction well and is a strong team player
  • Extreme attention to detail and continual pursuit of perfection
  • Excellent listening and communication skills
  • Ability to maintain composure in high pressure situations
  • Excellent organizational skills and problem-solving skills

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 te 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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