Who we are
Virgin Galactic www.VirginGalactic.com (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,
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!
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
- 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
- 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
What you bring
- Knowledge of Kaizen and Lean Manufacturing philosophies and
- Experience with Finite Element Analysis (FEA)
- Experience with composite fabrication and assembly
- Knowledge of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing
- 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