Quality Engineer

Company Virgin Galactic
Category Quality Assurance
US-NM-Las Cruces
Req No.
Regular Full-Time
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

  • Interface with manufacturing, engineering, and suppliers to ensure that requirements are met and correctly documented.
  • Ensure compliance with company policies, practices, procedures and work rules to support and maintain an AS9100-compliant Quality Management.
  • Participate in process improvement planning in a Team based environment. Develop and maintain required process metrics.
  • Perform process quality audits and internal audits of the QMS.
  • Coordinate with customers on product quality issues, escapes and development of corrective actions. Analyze non-conformance trends to evaluate effectiveness of corrective actions.
  • Successfully handle the quality audit process, including planning, preparing, executing, reporting results, and follow-up.
  • Comply with safety regulations and promote safe working environment.

What you bring

  • ASQ certification preferred.
  • Degree qualified (or equivalent experience) in Manufacturing, Aerospace or Mechanical Engineering. Proven hands-on experience in an airframe fabrication, assembly and integration environment.
  • In depth understanding of the testing, inspection, quality issues and certification of aircraft, including all systems and particularly those associated with composite aero structures.
  • Knowledge of ISO 9001:2000, AS9100, FAA regulations and industry standards. Advanced problem solving, including analyzing, investigating and following up.
  • Proven experience in quantitative data analysis, measurement systems, reporting methodologies and MRB processes.
  • Knowledge of business systems including ERP, Microsoft Office and CATIA V5.
  • Being innovative in tactical matters, breaking down barriers, proposing alternate solutions for process improvement.
  • Attention to detail and follow through.



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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