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Propulsion Technician

Propulsion Technician

Req No. 
2018-4500
Job Locations 
US-CA-Mojave
Category 
Production
Type 
Regular Full-Time
Classification 
Non-Exempt

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Who we are

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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 Senior Propulsion Technician. If you join us in this position, you will assist in preparing LauncherOne for propulsion operations as part of 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 Mojave, California.

Your Mission

  • Fabricate, modify and or repair engine components and equipment as required
  • Work with and provide input to the development and manufacturing engineers to improve part manufacturability
  • Use of hand tools for the buildup and test of propulsion engines
  • 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 maintain certifications and licenses as required
  • Ability to train and lead team members, be willing to lead by example and jump in to help when required.
  • Maintain high standards of safety, quality and output consistent with the requirements of being a Virgin Orbit team member
  • Must be able to operate company vehicle and/or equipment
  • 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
  • 4 years of experience in  propulsion systems assembly, testing and maintenance
  • Demonstrated experience in new product introductions within aerospace, aviation or automotive
  • 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 40lbs (unassisted)
  • Valid CA driver's license required with a clean driving record

 

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

  • 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 openings www.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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