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CNC Tube Bender

CNC Tube Bender

Req No. 
2017-3053
Job Locations 
US-CA-Long Beach
Category 
Production
Type 
Regular Full-Time
Classification 
Non-Exempt

More information about this job

Who we are

At Virgin Orbit, we launch the small satellite revolution, accessing space for missions that were previously unimaginable and fostering new ideas and technologies to create a truly spacefaring civilization. We deliver Virgin’s legendary customer service by pairing technological advancements with a clear focus on our customers’ needs. We build a workplace and a workforce for the future, knowing that our decisions and investments of today will launch the industries of tomorrow. We engage a diverse and inclusive community of dreamers and achievers in a shared mission to access space to improve life on Earth. At Virgin Orbit, we boost imagination. Search all of our job openings on our career portal.

 

Position Summary

Virgin Orbit (VO) is seeking a new member for our team to serve as a CNC Tube Bender. If you join us in this position, you will assist in buildup and test of propulsion engines for the LauncherOne small satellite launch program. This role is for a hands-on person with great attention to detail and excellent people skills. This is a full-time position at our rocket factory in beautiful Long Beach, California.

 

Your Mission

Responsibilities

  • Perform tasks and work per written procedures and work instructions.
  • Set up and operate a CNC tube bender. 
  • Ability to finish tubing, which includes flaring, de-burring, trimming, cleaning and labeling
  • Ability to proof tubing assemblies pneumatically and hydrostatically.
  • Utilize precision tube bend inspection methods similar to a Romer arm.
  • Fabricate, modify and or repair hydraulic and pneumatic tubes.   
  • Maintain high standards of safety, quality and output consistent with the requirements of being a Virgin Galactic team member.
  • Work with and provide input to the development and manufacturing engineers to improve part manufacturability.
  • Use of hand tools for the buildup of hydraulic and pneumatic tubes.
  • Use of appropriate PPE when working around parts on the shop floor.
  • Support the implementation of the ERP system on the shop floor and recommend changes as required.
  • Recommend and implement continuous improvement activities in production methods, equipment performance and team effectiveness.
  • Ability to train and lead team members, be willing to lead by example and jump in to help when required.
  • Ability to maintain certifications and licenses as required
  • Help Virgin Orbit do our part to make the world a better place
  • Constantly learn new things—and share them with your team members
  • Performs other duties as assigned

 

What you bring

If you want to join us, you’d better have all of these…

  • High school diploma or GED required
  • 2 years prior experience in propulsion production is required
  • Certifications or similar within aerospace, aviation or automotive
  • Graduated from a technical college or other recognized apprenticeship
  • Experience with forklifts, cranes and heavy equipment to include a pallet jack
  • Experience with manufacturing based ERP systems a plus
  • Experience with liquid rocket fabrication and assembly
  • Knowledge of lean manufacturing philosophies and tools a plus
  • Strong mathematical, basic computer, problem solving and decision making skills, and strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Drill, ream, countersink full size holes in parts/assemblies, in proper sequence and to correct size using drill motor
  • Determine and obtain correct type and size fasteners
  • Install fasteners in correct sequence per drawing, using correct tools (e.g., rivet gun and bucking bar, drill motor, power screwdriver, C-squeeze, ratchet wrench, nut runner)
  • Check work after completion of each operation in job and/or completed job to ensure it is complete per drawing
  • A&P license
  • Knowledge of pressure, temperature and flow measurement devices; mechanical and electrical systems; Propulsion engines
  • Knowledge and understanding of lean manufacturing
  • Ability and willingness to thrive in a fast-paced, rapidly changing work environment
  • Driven, highly motivated, and committed to improvement
  • Ability to add something unique and positive to our team
  • Generally high level of all-around awesomeness
  • Must be able to work all shifts and available for overtime as well as weekends when needed
  • Must be able to stand for extended periods – 8 hours minimum
  • Must be able to stoop, bend, crawl, and being able to maneuver in tight spaces
  • Physically able to handle items weighing up to 25lbs (unassisted)

… and you should probably have a bunch of these, too.

  • Ability to read and interpret engineering drawings and specifications
  • Ability to use metrology equipment to measure parts such torque wrenches and scales
  • Creative problem solver, able to work in multi-disciplinary teams
  • Self-directed with excellent organizational skills and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work in both R&D and production rate environments
  • Constantly learn new things—and share them with your team members
  • Passion for space exploration and a firm belief in the utility of affordable access to space
  • Ability to thrive as a ‘one person team’

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.

 

Personal Requirements

Our idea of a happy life: build rockets, work with brilliant people, serve purposeful customers, and open access to space. Sir Richard Branson’s belief is “If you get the perfect mix of people working for your company, you have a far greater chance of success.” From the very start, we have placed top priority on growing and fostering a team of creative, diverse, and talented women and men. In the words of Sir Richard Branson “We believe it’s better to have a hole in your team than an asshole in your team!” Search all of our job openingswww.VirginOrbit.com

 

Virgin Orbit is an Equal Opportunity Employer; employment with Virgin Orbit 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.

 

 

 

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