Virgin Galactic

Lead Quality Inspector - 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

Virgin Galactic (VG) is seeking a Quality Inspector who can thrive under minimal supervision. The Quality Inspector applies inspection standards, principles, techniques to examine, question, evaluate and report objective evidence of results in accordance with QMS requirements.



  • Day-to-day oversight of shop floor personnel.
  • Assigning daily tasks to shop personnel to meet daily milestones.
  • Work closely with Quality Manager and Manufacturing team to forecast completion dates and estimate work package durations.
  • Encourage and provide development and training opportunities for shop personnel.
  • Working with ERP system to manage material and product review process.
  • Inputting data and inspection results.
  • Follow and document complex processes.
  • Perform receiving, in-process production, and final assembly inspections and provide objective evidence of results in accordance with QMS requirements.
  • Communicate effectively, in both written and verbal formats, with engineering, management and production personnel to convey product acceptance criteria and inspection results
  • Generate Non-Conformance Reports (NCRs) as required within the Oracle ERP system.
  • Comply with safety regulations and promote a safe working environment.

What you bring

  • Knowledge of AS9100 and other relevant aerospace industry standards.
  • Hands‐on experience in composites manufacturing environment with a special emphasis in composite material handling, cutting, layup, weighing, measuring, bagging.
  • Ability to work with Microsoft tools, CATIA, 2D and 3D drawings or computer generated models or other similar types of engineering data.
  • Basic math and technical writing skills.
  • Proven hands-on inspection experience in the aerospace industry using a variety of precision measurement tools.
  • GD&T comprehension through experience and/or formal training.
  • In depth understanding of the inspection techniques and quality issues associated with composites.
  • Attention to detail and follow through.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of company personnel.
  • Specific vision abilities (corrected or uncorrected) required for this job include color perception, close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
  • Must be able to lift 35 pounds (unassisted).


  • High school diploma or GED required
  • A&P License desirable


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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