Virgin Galactic

Engineer, Mechanical Systems

Company Virgin Galactic
Category Engineering
US-CA-Mojave
Req No.
2021-6527
Type
Regular Full-Time
Classification
Exempt
Location : Location
US-CA-Mojave

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

Virgin Galactic is seeking a mechanical or aerospace engineer eager to quickly gain experience (or further experience) in aerospace vehicle mechanical systems design.  The engineer will also be expected to support his/her designs through the full production life cycle.  The primary task for the person will be to develop engineering definition for systems components and assemblies.  Engineers in this position will also be expected to review planned manufacturing procedures to ensure compliance with design specifications and intentions, and support test definition for verification testing of components and subsystems.

 

  • Develops CATIA 3D models, performs kinematic studies, develops systems schematics, and creates 2D engineering definition for detail parts, assemblies, and installations.  Appropriate training will be provided for all software.
  • Establishes manufacturing tolerances for production of system components and assemblies
  • Develops and documents requirements and interface constraints for components
  • Coordinates with the systems substantiation department to ensure component performance in flight environments
  • Supports test definition to verify that components and manufacturing processes meet design intent and engineering requirements
  • Participates in the review, approval, and release process of engineering definition
  • Supports creation and review of manufacturing plans to ensure compliance with design requirements and company processes
  • Supports components throughout full lifecycle from prototype to final acceptance as well as modifications and repairs after installation
  • Uses engineering judgment to evaluate manufacturing issues and disposition nonconformance reports (NCR)
  • Other duties to support company objectives as required

What you bring

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution, with a concentration in Aeronautical, Astronautical, Aerospace, or Mechanical Engineering
  • 4+ years of relevant industry experience; 6+ years is preferred
  • Experience with CATIA V5 strongly preferred, or SOLIDWORKS or equivalent
  • Experienced design (broad based aircraft experience) with knowledge of design manufacturing tolerances for production of components using GD&T
  • Experience with Product Lifecycle Management tools (PLM software), Requirements management tools and configuration management
  • Excellent analytical and decision-making skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Excellent organizational and time-management skills, strong team player.
  • Experience using Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Applicants must be U.S. persons as defined by the ITAR (22 CFR §120.15)

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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