Virgin Galactic

  • Configuration Manager

    Job Locations US-CA-Long Beach
    Req No.
    2018-5146
    Category
    Engineering
    Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Classification
    Exempt
  • 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 Configuration Manager. If you join us in this position, you will assist in developing business processes and engineering system capabilities 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

    • Process owner for engineering change and implementation processes.
    • Develop business processes and engineering system capabilities to enable effective, lean engineering change management.
    • Perform impact analysis on engineering changes and coordinate with supply chain, manufacturing, quality, and engineering to ensure timely and accurate implementation of changes.
    • Perform analysis on engineering BOM’s and item master attributes to verify the configuration meets requirements.
    • 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…

    • Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field
    • 5+ years’ experience in a manufacturing environment with complex, integrated assemblies is required.
    • 2+ years’ experience in working directly with engineering change and/or configuration management processes.
    • Engineering degree in manufacturing, mechanical, aerospace, or equivalent.
    • Experience with new part introduction to manufacturing processes.
    • Technical project management experience that spans multiple teams or departments is required.
    • Must be able to work all shifts and available for overtime as well as weekends when needed
    • Physically able to handle items weighing up to 15lbs (unassisted)

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

    • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and leadership skills. This role is highly interdisciplinary so will require sharp people skills.
    • Designing processes or procedures within an AS9100 quality management system.
    • Considerable knowledge in lean manufacturing and its application to low and medium-volume production programs.
    • Experience working in both R&D and production rate environment.
    • Experience with Team Center, Solumina, Oracle, or Siemens NX a plus
    • 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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