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Test Technician, Vehicle Engineering Team
Virgin Orbit (VO) is seeking a new member for our team to serve as a Test Technician on our Vehicle Engineering (formerly Structures) team. If you join us in this position, you will assist in all aspects of working with test stands, hydraulic systems and high pressure plumbing systems. Experience within a testing environment, from structural steel fabrication to hydraulic actuator installation and plumbing of the high pressure and/or cryogenic distribution systems will be required to thrive within the Launcher-One 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 Long Beach, California with extensive (up to 50%) travel to Mojave, CA.
If you are an experienced Test Technician and looking for a hands-on opportunity where you can expand your wings- this could be for you!
Skills We Value
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.
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