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Configuration Specialist, Contractor/Consultant

Configuration Specialist, Contractor/Consultant

Req No. 
Job Locations 
US-CA-Long Beach
Quality Assurance

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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 Configuration Specialist, Contractor/Consultant. If you join us in this position, you would work closely with production, supply chain and engineering to implement robust manufacturing quality processes 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 contract position at our rocket factory in beautiful Long Beach, California.

Your Mission

  • Maintain configuration control of Bill of Materials and Part data in Virgin Orbit’s ERP System (Oracle)
  • Ensure proper set-up of hardware in ERP system and support troubleshooting as-needed
  • Determine and maintain critical item attributes in Oracle through collaboration with other departments
  • Administer the engineering change process by logging changes, tracking status, and ensuring needed actions are taken.
  • Participate in company initiatives and contribute to continuous process improvements
  • 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…

  • General understanding of configuration change management 
  • Experience maintaining and supporting Manufacturing and Supply Chain
  • Knowledge of Aerospace Manufacturing and Supply Chain best-practices (ISO9001/AS9100, CMII, etc.)
  • Skill in a variety of business and project management software
  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability and willingness to thrive in a fast-paced, rapidly changing work environment

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

  • Working knowledge of an ERP/MRP system (Oracle preferred)
  • Associates degree or higher
  • Strong MS Excel ability
  • Incredible energy and passion with a resourceful attitude
  • Passion for space exploration and a firm belief in the utility of affordable access to space

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!”

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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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