Virgin Orbit, LLC

Tool Designer, 12 month Contract

Job Locations US-CA-Long Beach
Req No.
2022-6689
Category
Engineering
Type
Contractor FT
Classification
Exempt

Location:

Long Beach, CA

Bonus:

Yes

Job Type:

Contractor

Who we are

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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.

 

At Virgin Orbit, we are opening space for good. Search all of our job openings on our career portal.

 

Tool Design Engineer (12 month contract)

 

Position Summary

Virgin Orbit (VO) is seeking a new member for our team to serve as a Tool Design Engineer to join the LauncherOne rocket team. If you join us in this position, you will assist in Aerospace composite and metallic part tooling definition and development. This role is for a hands-on person with great attention to detail and excellent people skills.

 

This is a 12-month contract position at the rocket factory in beautiful Long Beach, California.

Your Mission

  • Provide tooling solutions for all aspects of composite structures production, including tooling, laminating, drilling, routing/trimming, bonding, and assembly processes.
  • Responsible for developing tooling concepts required for manufacturing and for coordinating with the tooling team on design and fabrication.
  • Assist manufacturing engineers in defining assembly processes.
  • Provide technical expertise into the design of the components and assemblies to maximize quality level, minimize cost, and achieve rate targets.
  • Input to the production layout of the process in the facility, continually analyzing and planning workflow, space requirements and equipment layout.
  • Provide specifications, evaluation and implementation of new capital equipment for the production processes.
  • Help Virgin Orbit do our part to make the world a better place.
  • Constantly learn new things—and share them with your team members.

What you bring

  • Minimum of 3-5 years of experience in a manufacturing environment required.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field, or High school diploma or GED with certifications plus equivalent years of experience within aerospace, mechanical or similar field.
  • Experience with Teamcenter, Siemens NX and Oracle is a plus.
  • Experience with new part introduction for composite structures; including trimming, drilling, structural bonding, and assembly processes.
  • Expertise in composite manufacturing processes, such as; manual layup, fiber placement, winding, bulk and sheet molding, bonding, co-curing, co-bonding, bagging and curing, oven and autoclave operation, and composite repairs.
  • Good at freehand concept sketching to clearly communicate your ideas
  • Ability and willingness to thrive in a fast-paced, rapidly changing work environment.
  • Driven, highly motivated, and committed to improvement.
  • Must be a U.S. person as defined by the ITAR (22 CFR §120.15)
  • Must be able to work all shifts and available for overtime as well as weekends when needed.
  • 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. 

Skills We Value

  • Effective verbal communication with internal departments and external vendors. Written communication with correct spelling and grammar.
  • Familiar with the use of PFMEAs to reduce risk to the manufacturing process.
  • Formal GD&T training or certification, effective use to control costs and ensure quality.
  • Good at freehand concept sketching for clearly communicating your ideas.
  • 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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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.