Virgin Galactic

Quality Manager

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

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, 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 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

In this role as an Quality Manager, you will provide guidance and direction to NDT inspectors to ensure daily performance objectives are being met or exceeded. This individual will establish group and individual accountabilities throughout the NDT department and encourage the use of new techniques for process improvements and fact- based problem solving that drive an increase in process efficiencies and throughput, product quality, and improved profitability.

  • The Quality Manager is responsible for planning, organizing, scheduling, and controlling productivity throughout the NDT/QA department.
  • Ensure that parts are parts processed in a timely manner, inspected correctly, and interpreted in accordance with established company acceptance criteria.
  • Act as the cognizant Level III in oversight of all NDT operations including creation of parts processing techniques as well acting as the arbiter in interpretation and evaluation of identified discontinuities as required.
  • Possess the ability to differentiate between manufacturing versus in-service defects identified during inspection
  • Provide training to ensure that NDT/QA personnel achieve and maintain certification as needed

What you bring

Basic Qualifications


  • The prospective applicant shall possess a bachelor’s degree in a technical discipline or equivalent (e.g., Operations Management, Engineering, Math, Physics, Chemistry, Business) from an accredited college or university.
  • Meet the minimum ASNT qualifications for Level III in at least three of the following NDT methods; FPI, MPI, RT, UT, and ET.
  • Five to seven years’ experience leading an NDT organization in a Level III capacity
  • . Pass vision tests required to meet minimum standards for qualification, including color perception and near visionPreferred Skills and Experience
  • Strong organizational, communication and change management skills.
  • Detail-oriented, ability to multi-task and prioritize tasks with strict deadlines.
  • Ability to use logic and reasoning to identify solutions to problems.
  • Proven experience positively motivating and developing employees.


Physical and/or Additional Requirements

  • Must be able to work all shifts and available for overtime as well as weekends when needed.
  • Travel as required between CA and NM sites (less than 5%).
  • Must be able to stand 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 40lbs (unassisted). 


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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