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Production Coordinator

Production Coordinator

Req No. 
Job Locations 
US-CA-Long Beach
Regular Full-Time

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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 Production Coordinator. If you join us in this position, you will assist in ensuring accurate and timely communication of production requirements and hardware progress for on-time delivery of hardware. This role is ideally suited to an internally motivated individual who is able to organize and communicate complex production workflow information and leverage companywide resources to ensure smooth hardware flow from start to finish. 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


  • Coordination with all applicable departments to ensure on-time delivery of parts to your assigned work center.
  • Support of smooth production flow by ensuring that all required parts and support equipment are available to the production floor to support hardware progress.
  • Coordination with Production Planning team to establish work order release schedules, ensuring that they are synchronized with the production schedule demands of your assigned department.
  • Timely movement of parts completed in your work center to the next location in the production flow.
  • Communication of expected late deliveries caused by your assigned area to the affected department(s).
  • Accurate tracking of part shortages, including estimated delivery dates, and positively influencing delivery schedules.
  • Coordination with all applicable parties to return non-conforming product back into normal workflow in accordance with Issue ticket workflow.
  • Drive process improvements with the material planning, inventory, kitting, and outside processing flows. 
  • Develop reporting toolsto provide a high level of transparency and required actions regarding material and parts status
  • 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…

  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in a materials planning role
  • Experience working with MRP/ERP systems.
  • High School Diploma or GED required.
  • 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


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

  • Degree in Business or related field of study.
  • Excellent communication skills both written and oral.
  • Strong Computer skills, familiar with the full suite of Microsoft products.
  • Experience with MRP/ERP systems.
  • Familiar with a Push/Pull Lean manufacturing principle.
  • Prior experience within the aerospace, automotive.
  • Experience in organizing files and documents.
  • Passion for space exploration and a firm belief in the utility of affordable access to space
  • Ability to thrive as a ‘one person team’

Physical and/or Additional Requirements

  • Must be able to work all shifts and available for overtime as well as weekends when needed.
  • Ability to lift 25 lbs. unassisted.

  • Lifting, standing, climbing, bending, grasping, sitting, pulling, pushing, stooping, stretching, and carrying are generally required to perform the functions of this position.

  • Must be open to working all required shift hours, including overtime and weekends, as needed.

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


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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