Virgin Galactic

Quality Manager-Parts Fabrication

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

In this role as Quality Manager, will be lead a multi-discipline team in all aspects of Quality planning, Quality control, and continuous improvement activities. As the Quality Manager you will own functional responsibility for your team, including staffing, performance reviews, operational metrics and talent development.

  • The Quality Manager is responsible for planning, organizing and controlling productivity throughout the Quality department
  • Ensuring that parts are inspected properly, staffing is aligned with manufacturing priorities and industry standard practices and company procedures are understood and followed.
  • Responsible for oversight of product and process verification, procedural compliance, and FOD prevention/detection within all assembly and delivery processes as it relates to product quality.
  • Provide training to Quality Assurance and Quality Control personnel as needed

What you bring

Basic Qualifications

  • The prospective applicant shall possess a bachelor’s degree in a technical discipline or equivalent (e.g., Engineering, Math, Physics, Chemistry, Business) from an accredited college or university.
  • 7+ years of technical experience in a related discipline (e.g., Quality Engineering, Engineering, Manufacturing, Inspection & Test)
  • 5 years of experience managing in a responsible Quality role in an aerospace environment

Preferred Skills and Experience

  • Experience leading key Quality initiatives including Corrective Action Boards, product quality investigations and continuous improvement
  • Demonstrated ability to developing a program-specific quality plan in a manufacturing environment.
  • Strong communication skill to effectively interface with all levels of the organization.
  • ASQ Certified Quality Manager.
  • Knowledge of multiple manufacturing, assembly and test operations in an aerospace environment.

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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