Virgin Galactic

NDT Inspector

Company Virgin Galactic
Category Quality Assurance
Req No.
Regular Full-Time
Location : Location

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

Virgin Galactic (VG) is seeking a mid-level experienced NDT Technician to join our dynamic VG Team.  This role is for a hands-on person with great attention to detail and excellent people skills.  If you have a great attitude and a creative mind, then you will feel right at home in this organization! The candidate must have a desire to learn something new, enthusiasm for the new space industry and be able to mix existing aerospace experience with spaceline inspection development. You will find yourself amongst the best and brightest while being part of a pioneering organization. This is a full-time position at Virgin Galactic’s Mojave, CA test flight facility.



  • Responsible for accomplishing assigned inspection work on space flight system hardware, assemblies, and vehicles.
  • Conducts inspections utilizing a variety of NDT methods which may include but are not limited to ultrasonic, penetrant, x-ray, eddy-current, and thermal/infrared and laser shearography.
  • Properly utilize NDT test equipment and associated tools to successfully interrogate hardware and structures, make decisions as to their acceptability for continued use and keep abreast of new and advanced test equipment.
  • Shall be required to document inspection results in both paper and electronic forms as well as complete and sign work records in connection with work performed.
  • Inspects parts, sub-assemblies and completed assemblies to the extent necessary to determine, accomplish and approve acceptability in accordance with written procedures.
  • Will be required to, but not limited to be working on check aircraft.
  • Assist with development of procedures and techniques for non-destructive testing of metallic and composite structures.
  • Support training of other NDT personnel using hands-on knowledge from the vehicles via different mediums as appropriate.

What you bring

Basic Qualifications

  • Must have successfully completed minimum training requirements defined in NAS 410, ATA 105 or ASNT-SNT-TC-1A for a Level 2 inspector in UT and PT. Training in other methods is desirable.
  • Must have recent, documented hours, working as and NDT inspector and have obtained sufficient experience to be certified in accordance with one of the above industry standards.
  • Must have strong working knowledge of aircraft and/or aerospace non-destructive testing processes and the proven ability to conduct inspections with limited supervision.
  • Minimum 5 years aviation/aerospace industry experience desired.
  • Excellent computer skills. Skilled in working in Microsoft Office applications
  • Experience on narrow body and/or business jet aircraft preferred
  • Experience with composite aircraft is preferred although not required (commercial or military aerospace application)
  • Must display maturity of action and judgment
  • Must be able to work under pressure and thrive in a fast paced environment
  • Good communication skills


Preferred Skills and Experience

  • Must have successfully completed minimum training requirements defined in NAS 410, ATA 105 or ASNT-SNT-TC-1A for a Level 2 inspector in UT and PT. Training in other methods is desirable.
  • High school diploma/GED is required; Additional experience from an A&P Accredited school is strongly preferred


Physical and/or Additional Requirements

  • Perform physical requirements of the position, including use of inspection hand tools, NDT equipment, lift up to 50 lbs., pass eye examination
  • Willing to work overtime, all shifts, travel and be on-call as necessary

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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