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Sr. Engineer - Aerospace (6 month contract)
Virgin Orbit (VO) is seeking a new member for our team to serve as a Sr. Engineer - Aerospace on our Vehicle Improvement Team.If you join us in this position, you will assist in the design and analysis of structural and mechanical systems for the LauncherOne small satellite launch program. The Sr. Mechanical Engineer will develop designs for primary and secondary structures, high pressure/ cryogenic plumbing, aero surfaces, and mechanisms; under the direction of Structures Engineering Management. The ideal candidate must have current and/or recent hands-on experience with Finite Element Analysis (FEA) and Computer Aided Design (CAD). Additionally, they should demonstrate a strong background in mechanical design, analysis, test, and manufacturing. This role is for a hands-on person with great attention to detail and excellent people skills.
This is a 6 month contract position at our rocket factory in beautiful Long Beach, California.
If you want to join us, you’d better have all of these…
… and you should probably have a bunch of these, too.
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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