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) is seeking an incredibly talented, energetic, and experienced Facilities Maintenance Assistant (FMA) to join our facilities team. The ideal candidate will be an experienced general assistant that will be helping the Facilities Maintenance Technicians with the cleaning and upkeep of our facilities. The FMA’s primary responsibility will be to provide custodial care for the facilities and will assist in the following areas but is not limited to: basic carpentry, plumbing, HVAC, or associated work on VG facilities using hand and power tools as directed and will troubleshoot equipment or facilities problems and report to the Gateway Facilities Manager. They must be a self-starter, project oriented, able to assess needs, implement strategies, and quickly produce results with a high attention to detail. Prior experience in a fast-paced start-up environment is beneficial. This role will be based in Las Cruces, New Mexico with daily work occurring at Spaceport America. Any candidate who applies for this role must be willing to relocate on their own to Las Cruces, New Mexico or the surrounding area if they do not currently live in Las Cruces or the surrounding area.
*Virgin Galactic retains the right to change or assign other duties to this position
Preferred Skills and Experience
Physical and/or Additional 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.
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