Facilities Lead

Company Virgin Galactic
Category Facilities
US-NM-Las Cruces
Req No.
2022-7089
Type
Regular Full-Time
Classification
Exempt
Location : Location
US-NM-Las Cruces

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

  • Follow preventive maintenance procedures on all plant equipment in a timely and thorough manner; logging all activities routinely in the facility maintenance log
  • 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.
  • Participate in planning, ordering, installing and training for new equipment.
  • 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 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 7:00 am to 4:30 pm 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 has the ability to 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.
  • Inspect electrical systems, equipment and components to identify hazards, defects and the need for adjustment or repair and to insure compliance with codes.
  • Plan layout and installation of electrical wiring, equipment and fixtures based on job specifications and local codes.
  • 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
  • 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 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.

 

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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