Virgin Orbit, LLC

Production Coordinator, 2nd Shift (Future Consideration)

Job Locations US-CA-Long Beach
Req No.
Regular FT


Long Beach, CA



Job Type:


Who we are



At Virgin Orbit, we are launching the small satellite revolution, enabling missions that were previously unimaginable. We are delivering Virgin’s legendary customer experience by combining advanced technology with a diligent, hard-working team. We have built a workplace and a workforce of the future, knowing that our decisions and investments of today are launching the industries of tomorrow. We have engaged a diverse and inclusive community of doers and dreamers alike, empowering all those working today to build satellites and constellations that will change the world.


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Production Coordinator


Position Summary 

Virgin Orbit (VO) is seeking a new member for our team to serve as a Production Coordinator, 2nd Shift. 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 tools to 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
  • 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 25lbs (unassisted)
  • Must be able to provide proof of US-approved Covid-19 full vaccination status, unless otherwise exempted by an approved reasonable medical or religious accommodation from Virgin Orbit.

… 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’

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. 


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