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Virgin Orbit (VO) is seeking a new member for our team to serve as a Test Site Design Engineer for the LauncherOne small satellite launch program. If you join us in this position, you will be a part of the test side electrical and mechanical ground support equipment (EGSE and MGSE) operations teams. These teams support the development of LauncherOne engines and components, ground support equipment, and test fixtures for the production of LauncherOne launch vehicles. The ideal candidate will be experienced in the design, development, and operation of test hardware facilities fluid systems and/or instrumentation and data acquisition systems. This is an opportunity to be part of the team creating a world class test site for the world’s newest launch system. Successful candidates will have experience working in fast paced integrated product teams with development engineering, supply chain, quality and production. Experience in the development of launch or test site hardware and equipment will be essential to this role. 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 Mojave, California.
Provide support to design, build, or test issues in development and production
If you want to join us, you’d better have all of these…
Ability to work in both R&D and production rate environments
… and you should probably have a bunch of these, too.
Excellent organizational skills and problem-solving skills
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.
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