Virgin Galactic

Associate Fatigue & Damage Tolerance Engineer

Company Virgin Galactic
Category Engineering
US-CA-MojaveUS-CA-Tustin
Req No.
2021-6512
Type
Regular Full-Time
Classification
Exempt
Location : Location
US-CA-Mojave
Additional Locations
US-CA-Tustin

Who we are

Virgin Galactic www.VirginGalactic.com (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

  • Support execution of fatigue and damage tolerance evaluation based on customer requirements including:
    • Produce detailed fatigue and damage tolerance substantiation.
    • Develop substantiation documentation related to requirements including:
      • Test plans and results reports
      • Analysis documents
    • Collaborate with other engineering functions and subject matter experts on system level details including assembly and subassembly requirements.
    • Support production build thru dispositions of non-conformance issues.
  • Execute other duties as required to support company and program objectives.

What you bring

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution, with a concentration in a relevant Engineering discipline.
  • Strong knowledge of College classes related to Stress Analysis such as Statics, Solid Mechanics and Dynamics.
  • Familiarity with composites and metallic primary structures, analysis and sizing using FEA models, including pre and post processing.
  • Familiarity with Fatigue and Damage Tolerance Analysis.
  • Experience with free-body diagrams and classical stress analysis techniques using Standard Industry Handbooks.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • Excellent computer skills, including Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Applicants must be "U.S. persons" as defined by the ITAR (22 CFR §120.15)

 

Preferred Skills and Experience.

  • Familiarity related to composite damage tolerance substantiation
  • Experience in composite fabrication, design and analysis processes.
  • Familiarity with space flight vehicles, rocket propulsion systems and components.
  • Familiarity with material coupon, component and/or vehicle level fatigue and damage tolerance testing.

 

Physical and/or Additional Requirements

  • Must be able to work all shifts and available for overtime as well as weekends when needed.

 

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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