Virgin Galactic

Production Planner

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

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


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

  • Developing a detailed production plan taking in to account the available facilities and resources, clearly broken down by work packages and detailing the proposed fabrication and assembly sequencing.
  • Calculating and presenting the requirements in detail needed to deliver the production plan, covering labor, equipment, and materials then gaining plan acceptance from the relevant department managers.
  • Reporting detailed progress monthly against all the elements of the production plan, using earned value analysis, highlighting trends and concerns, and proposing actions to mitigate these concerns.
  • Revising the production plan when required due to design changes, labor or material shortages, or other interruptions by collaborating with management and other key stakeholders and then clearly and precisely reporting the impact of these changes to the production plan.
  • Advising the production management team on the requirements for the recruitment and training of TSC’s fabrication and production workforce.
  • Working with computerized Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system to manage issuing of work orders and tracking progress (Oracle a plus)
  • Managing project costs and status tracking using MS Project and MS Excel.

What you bring

  • Experience with manufacturing based ERP systems
  • Extreme attention to detail and continual pursuit of perfection
  • Excellent organizational skills and problem-solving skills
  • Experienced with Earned Value Management (EVM), both establishing and reporting
  • Working knowledge of configuration management practices and quality management processes
  • Strong experience using MS Project and MS Excel (expert level preferred)
  • Experience with aircraft production/manufacturing environments required
  • Experience managing or tracking composites and/or aircraft fabrication and assembly a plus
  • Knowledge of lean manufacturing philosophies and tools a plus


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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