Virgin Galactic

Facilities Maintenance Technician

Company Virgin Galactic
Category Facilities
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

  • Follow preventive maintenance procedures on all plant equipment in a timely and thorough manner, logging all activities routinely in the Maintenance EAM Program
  • Maintain the operation of equipment and systems in the areas of responsibilities such as compressed air, vacuum, dust collection, electrical distribution, refrigeration, security and fire protection.
  • Trouble shoot and perform diagnostics on damaged or malfunctioning equipment; make repairs where necessary or recommend to the Facilities Supervisor to arrange for outside vendor to service equipment.
  • Respond immediately to emergency situations (fire, security, evacuation, power, and equipment failure, etc.).
  • Comply with all applicable codes, regulations, governmental agency, and company directives as relates to building operations and practice safe work habits.
  • Performs landscaping and yard work duties as required.
  • Performs basic carpentry, mechanical, plumbing and painting of facilities.
  • Performs other duties and responsibilities as required.

What you bring

  • 4+ years of related work experience
  • Must be able to work 6:00am to 4:30pm or later, four to five days a week
  • Good interpersonal skills, with Good written/verbal communication skills
  • Excellent attention to detail with the ability to prioritize and consistently meet deadlines
  • Able to successfully keep multiple tasks running simultaneously with strong analytical skills
  • Able to provide constructive feedback and creative solutions to problems.
  • Responsible, flexible, fast learner that can be a self-starter with a willingness to learn new things.
  • Strong mechanical skills on electric motors, vacuum pumps, air compressors, HVAC, electronic controls, etc. preferred.
  • Ability to accurately follow operation manuals, manufacturing and installation instructions, sketches, blueprints, and diagrams.
  • Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Word and Outlook
  • On Call Coverage to support team as needed
  • Holds and able to maintain a valid California driver’s license
  • Physical and/or Additional Requirements
  • Must be able to stand for extended periods – 9 hours min.
  • Must be able to work outdoors in adverse weather conditions (hot, cold, wind, rain).
  • Must be able to stoop, bend, crawl, and being able to maneuver in tight spaces.
  • Physically able to unpack, pack, lift, and transport boxed items weighing up to 50 pounds, occasionally lift and move 50+ lbs. with assistance.
  • Must be able to work at heights of 20 feet’ or more and comfortable working in confined spaces.


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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