Specialist Manufacturing Systems Technician

Company Virgin Galactic
Category Production
Req No.
Regular Full-Time
Location : Location

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


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

  • Hands‐on aircraft manufacturing
  • Fabricate, Assemble and Test Aircraft systems and components
  • Fabricate and Assemble Composite parts and assemblies
  • Utilize Shop Tools/Machinery
  • Work with Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system to record job status, time spent, and material tracking
  • Work with a Time Management System
  • Follow instructions precisely to complete complex assemblies accurately
  • Read Engineering Orders (E.O.s), blueprints, and Manufacturing Work Instructions (MWI)

What you bring

  • 7+ years hands-on experience with aircraft fabrication and assembly required.
  • Knowledge of mechanical, hydraulic and pneumatic systems
  • Knowledge in functions of inspection, maintenance, installation, modification and repair of composite structures and aircraft systems
  • Knowledge of troubleshooting procedures and skill in diagnosing problems and determining corrective action for applicable problem within system
  • Fabricate, assemble and install aircraft components and systems, including landing gear, flight controls, pneumatic, hydraulic and environmental control systems
  • Electrical systems installation: layout and buildup of wire harnesses, splicing, crimping, installing, connecting and checking out of electrical lines
  • Airframe & Power Plant License strongly preferred but not necessary
  • Hands-on experience in a precision yet manual manufacturing setting strongly preferred
  • Identifies acceptable defects. Uses applicable inspection criteria for non-destructive inspection
  • A strong understanding of the importance of FOD control and tool control
  • Experienced with Quality Inspection points and process documentation
  • Daily attendance is essential for this position
  • Can think outside of the box and finish jobs per schedule and demands
  • Must be able to take direction well and be a strong team player
  • Extreme attention to detail and continual pursuit of perfection
  • Excellent listening and communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and problem-solving skills
  • Knowledge of lean manufacturing philosophies and tools a plus
  • Experience with manufacturing-based ERP systems a plus
  • Strong safety work ethic – recognizes the importance of properly handing hazardous materials, chemicals, tools, etc
  • Enjoys manual/physical labor
  • Comfortable working in a non-temperature controlled environment
  • Familiar with the FAA’s AC 43.13-1B

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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