Facilities Specialist, Plumbing

Company Virgin Galactic
Category Facilities
US-CA-Mojave
Req No.
2022-7075
Type
Regular Full-Time
Classification
Non-Exempt
Location : Location
US-CA-Mojave

Who we are

Virgin Galactic, www.VirginGalactic.com (SPCE:NYSE), 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

Your Mission

As a Facilities Specialist, Plumbing within the Facilities Team, you will provide journey-level skilled trades work for the full range of skilled plumbing/pipefitting work on facility and manufacturing equipment.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Inspect, troubleshoot, and repair plumbing malfunctions using the appropriate tools and equipment on all facility and manufacturing equipment and systems.
  • Installation of new piping systems.
  • Alterations of existing piping systems.
  • Specifying piping and fittings as required to install or repair piping systems as needed.
  • As a part of the Facilities Team, you will assist others with tasks outside the realm of plumbing systems when necessary.
  • Perform preventative maintenance and document conditions on all plumbing systems.
  • Respond to routine and non-routine plumbing emergencies.
  • Track work order status, input information and close work on the Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS).
  • Comply with all applicable codes, regulations, governmental agency, and company directives as relates to building operation while practicing safe work habits.
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as required

What you bring

  • 4+ years of related work experience
  • Thorough knowledge of the methods, materials, tools, and equipment used in the plumbing trade.
  • Knowledge of applicable state and federal codes and regulations pertaining to the plumbing trade.
  • Ability to perform skilled trade plumbing work on all applicable equipment and systems.
  • Ability to estimate materials and labor cost of standard plumbing maintenance and repair.
  • Must be able to work all shifts and available for overtime as well as weekends when needed.
  • Ability to perform applicable welding work.
  • Excellent attention to detail with the ability to prioritize work and consistently meet deadlines.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks running simultaneously.
  • Strong analytical skills for troubleshooting and problem solving.
  • Strong interpersonal skills coupled with strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to follow operation manuals, manufacturing and installation instructions, sketches, blueprints, and diagrams.
  • Strong ability to operate typical office computer programs as well as other online programs.
  • Willing to provide instruction to unskilled and semi-skilled assistants.
  • Able to provide on-call coverage as needed to support the Facilities Team.
  • Hold, and maintain, a valid California driver’s license.
  • Must be a “U.S. person” as defined by the ITAR (22 CFR §120.15).
  • Must be able to stand for extended periods—9 hours minimum.
  • Must be able to work outdoors in adverse weather conditions (hot, cold, wind, and rain).
  • Must be able to stoop, bend, crawl, and be able to maneuver in tight spaces.
  • Must be able to unpack, pack, lift, and transport boxed items weighing up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and move 50+ pounds with assistance.
  • Must be able to work at heights in excess of 20 feet and be comfortable working in confined spaces.

Preferences:

  • Have, or have the ability to obtain, the necessary backflow prevention licenses.
  • A general understanding of manufacturing facilities and processes.

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.

 

As part of our commitment to health and safety, COVID-19 vaccines are required for current U.S. teammates, as well as 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-19virus, (“fully vaccinated” means at least two week have expired since receiving the vaccination’s last dose as recommended by the manufacturer).  If you are offered employment, this requirement must be met be your date of hire.  Virgin Galactic complies with federal, state, and local laws with regard to accommodations related to this policy.

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