Virgin Galactic

Maintenance Controller

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, lie 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


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!

Your Mission

This position is responsible for ensuring successful execution of all asset maintenance requirements and schedules. This position coordinates with vehicle maintenance, supply chain, engineering, GSE, facilities and flight operations to properly support efficient flight operations and scheduled / unscheduled maintenance. The Maintenance Controller is expected to apply professional technical expertise and guidance to help resolve complex problems.

  • Manage day-to-day scheduled and unscheduled maintenance of spaceflight system assets via the Spaceline MRO software to ensure operations stay on schedule
  • Coordinate daily activity tasking with maintenance crew leads including task identification, assignment, and progress/completion status reporting against a master schedule
  • Define, review, and update the scope and task relationship of work packages
  • Review and audit work packages for completion and accuracy
  • Provide flight crew and operations management with technical briefings and data as required
  • Coordinate with Maintenance Planning, Asset Managers, Management, and Flight Ops to determine maintenance requirements and support flight schedule requirements
  • Coordinate with Engineering and Planning on scheduling and accomplishing vehicle modifications
  • Maintain proper maintenance tracking to avoid over-flying approved deferrals and scheduled maintenance requirements
  • Provide precise and timely information and reports across multiple platform assets to any member of the operations team as required
  • Create, Revise, Review and Execute the Maintenance Programs within the Spaceline MRO software
  • Create and track departmental KPI’s and metrics
  • Assist in creation, revision and review of multiple chapters of the GMM

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

What you bring

Basic Qualifications

  • Must have High School diploma or GED
  • Must have experience in an aviation/aerospace maintenance control and/or maintenance planning position
  • Must have 3 years line maintenance experience
  • Must have 3 years of planning or control experience.
  • Must have excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Must have knowledge of computers and software: MS Word, MS Excel, MS Outlook
  • Must have general knowledge of MRO and/or maintenance tracking software
  • Must be willing to work flexible hours and work any shift, including nights and weekends


Preferred Skills and Experience

  • FAA A&P Certification highly desired
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Technical field preferred
  • Experience with MRO software implementation preferred
  • Experience with Ultramain MRO Software 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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