Virgin Galactic

Quality Assurance Engineer

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

Who we are

Virgin Galactic (SPCE:NYSE) Virgin Galactic 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 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

  • Manage the compliance of the quality activities of Virgin Galactic facilities through the application of system, product, and process audits.
  • Be able to set up an audit program and conduct audits
  • Conduct product, system or process failure investigations and provide technical assistance in resolution of quality problems
  • Issue and verify require corrective action implementation for timeliness and effectiveness
  • Provide liaison support to supplier quality engineers
  • Review and interpret Engineer Requests
  • Review Maintenance Planning or Task Cards
  • Support the development of Inspection CII program
  • Able to interpret technical information (Drawings, Work Instructions)
  • FAA/EASA regulatory knowledge (Part 21 and Part 145)
  • Collect and analyzed data to drive improvements


What you bring

  • Bachelors in Aeronautical Science or similar
  • CQE /CQA preferred but not required
  • Strong knowledge in systems, structures, or electrical/software
  • Previous Manufacturing environment experience
  • Computer literate (Excel, Word, PowerPoint.etc)
  • FAA/EASA or AS9100 knowledge
  • Strong presentation and interpersonal skills


Physical and/or Additional Requirements

  • Must be able to work all shifts and available for overtime as well as weekends when needed.
  • Must be able to stand/seat for extended periods – 9 hours min.
  • Must be able to stoop, bend, crawl, and being able to maneuver in tight spaces.
  • Physically able to handle items weighing up to 50lbs (unassisted).
  • Occasional travel to different sites if required


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. 



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.


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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