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Engineer, Spaceship Propulsion Mechanical

Company: Virgin Galactic Holdings, Inc.
Location: Mojave
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

Who we are

Virgin Galactic (SPCE:NYSE) Virgin Galactic 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 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

VG is seeking a Mechanical Engineer with experience in design and fabrication of production tooling that will be used to support the transition to high rate production. We are looking for Engineers who can leverage their strengths in standard design practices and methods, coupled with their experience and skill in design and analysis to develop efficient and effective solutions that can be easily deployed to the production floor/environment. You will be contributing to and supporting a team of Engineers to develop cutting edge tooling designs and processes to be used in the fabrication and assembly of rocket motor components. Your goal is to help establish and maintain a lean production environment. This includes, but is not limited to the equipment, tools, systems, and materials required to create an efficient, organized, and lean factory that fabricates propulsion systems supporting Virgin Galactic's mission to open space for everyone.

  • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from an accredited institution
  • Desired experience level: 4+ years with Bachelor's degree
  • Experience in process improvement, root cause analysis, and corrective action implementation
  • Experience in tooling design across the product lifecycle including developing requirements, prototype design and validation
  • Computer Aided Design experience (Solidworks 2+ years)
  • Ability to read, interpret and create engineering drawings
  • Familiarity with the use and implementation of design for manufacturing/assembly, design to cost, effective product lifecycle management, and product configuration management and control
  • Strong team player and ability to work independently with excellent organizational and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and ability to interact with all levels of the organization
  • Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Applicants must be U.S. persons as defined by ITAR (22 CFR 120.15)

What you bring

  • Knowledge of Kaizen and Lean Manufacturing philosophies and tools
  • Experience with Finite Element Analysis (FEA)
  • Experience with composite fabrication and assembly processes
  • Knowledge of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing philosophies
  • Experience working on shop floor with technicians/operators in a hands-on environment.
  • Familiarity with Quality Management Systems like TipQA

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.

Keywords: Virgin Galactic Holdings, Inc., Lancaster , Engineer, Spaceship Propulsion Mechanical, Other , Mojave, California

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