Virgin Galactic

Maintenance Planner

Company Virgin Galactic
Category Operations
US-NM-Las Cruces
Req No.
Regular Full-Time
Location : Location
US-NM-Las Cruces

Who we are

Virgin Galactic, (NYSE: SPCE), recognizes that the answers to many of the challenges we face in sustaining life on our beautiful but fragile planet, like in making better use of space. Sending people to space has not only expanded our understanding of science, but taught us amazing things about human ingenuity, physiology and psychology. From space, we are able to look with a new perspective both outward and back. From space, the borders that are fought over on Earth are arbitrary lines. From space, it is clear that there is much more that unites us than divides us.


“We are at the vanguard of a new industry determined to pioneer twenty-first century spacecraft, which will open space to everybody — and change the world for good.”  Sir Richard Branson, Founder, Virgin Galactic


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Your Mission

This position is responsible for successfully building plans for multiple scenarios across multiple assets. This position coordinates with vehicle maintenance, supply chain, engineering, GSE, facilities, flight operations, and other stakeholders as required to properly build plans that lead to efficient flight operations and scheduled / unscheduled maintenance activities. The Maintenance Planner is expected to apply professional technical expertise and guidance to help resolve complex problems. This position:

  • Plans, schedules and coordinates a broad spectrum of maintenance work packages for scheduled items, modifications and non-routine/deferred items on the VG space flight system assets and vehicles.
  • Loads, maintains and tracks maintenance requirements per OEM inspection programs, ADs/SBs/SILs and existing maintenance programs.
  • Identifies activities where third-party vendors may be required and coordinates with VG Supply Chain to properly source, schedule and plan these activities.
  • Defines, reviews & updates the scope and task relationships of maintenance work packages. Identifies critical path activities to stakeholders for awareness.
  • Reviews panned packages and determines labor and skillsets required. Maps these requirements to availability for maintenance work packages. Identifies conflicts as required.
  • Maintains vehicle flight schedules in MRO Software.
  • Works with Spaceline Maintenance Controllers as required to ensure efficient execution of work packages.
  • Assists in defining and developing the maintenance planning program processes.
  • Assists the development and implementation of the Spaceline Tech Ops business processes, KPI’s and workflows.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

*The Employer retains the right to change or assign other duties to this position.

What you bring

  • Must have High School diploma or GED
  • Must have 3 years’ experience planning complex maintenance activities on aerospace vehicles in an operational environment
  • Must have excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Must have working knowledge of computers and general software: MS Word, MS Excel, MS Outlook
  • Must have general knowledge of MRO software
  • Must be willing to work flexible hours and work any shift, including weekends and be on call

Preferred Skills and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Technical field preferred
  • Project Management training/accreditation preferred
  • Experience with MRO software implementation preferred
  • Experience with Ultramain MRO Software highly desired
  • FAA A&P license highly desired
  • 3 years of Aerospace Line Maintenance experience highly desired.


Physical and/or Additional Requirements

  • Must be highly organized and able to handle stressful situations
  • Must be able to sit/stand for extended periods – 8 hours min.

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.


As part of our commitment to health and safety, COVID-19 vaccines are required for current U.S. teammates, as well as all newly hired employees. 

As of October 1, 2021, all new hires must be able to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus, ( “fully vaccinated” means at least two weeks have expired since receiving the vaccination’s last dose as recommended by the manufacturer) . If  you are offered employment, this requirement must be met by your date of hire. 


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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