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Lead Manufacturing Engineer

Long Beach, CA | Full Time
6 Days Ago

Job Description

Location:

Mojave, CA

Bonus:

Yes

Job Type:

Full-Time

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.

 

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

 

Position Summary

 

Virgin Orbit (VO) is seeking a Lead Manufacturing Engineer, Avionics to join the LauncherOne rocket team. This role will require a background in Aerospace manufacturing and avionics build, test, and integration. This will be a hands-on person with great attention to detail and will be located at Virgin Orbit’s facility in Long Beach, California. 

 

Your Mission

  • Provide leadership and technical direction to the avionics manufacturing engineering team. 
  • Ensure a high level of process control is achieved through clear process specifications, work orders, and process design.  
  • Aggressively drive and implement process improvements to reduce assembly hours, build cost, and achieve quality targets. 
  • Own the facility layout for avionics production processes, ensuring detailed planning is done to support cost and rate targets.  
  • Help Virgin Orbit do our part to make the world a better place.
  • Constantly learn new things—and share them with your team members.
  • Perform other duties assigned.

What you bring

If you want to join us, you’d better have all of these…

  • Bachelor of Science Engineering degree in aerospace, mechanical, electrical, or other engineering principle  
  • 3 years of experience in a manufacturing environment  
  • 3 years of experience as a manufacturing/process engineer or equivalent. 
  • Direct engineering experience with electrical harness and avionics hardware build, test, and integration.     
  • Leadership experience as a project leader or with direct reports. 
  • Must be a U.S. person as defined by the ITAR (22 CFR §120.15).
  • Passion for space exploration and a firm belief in the utility of affordable access to space.
  • Ability and desire to perform in a fast-paced, rapidly changing work environment.
  • Self-driven, highly motivated, and committed to improvement, inter-team communication skills, and attention to detail.
  • 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.

  • Bachelor of Science Engineering degree in aerospace, mechanical, electrical, or other engineering principle  
  • 3 years of experience in a manufacturing environment  
  • 3 years of experience as a manufacturing/process engineer or equivalent. 
  • Direct engineering experience with electrical harness and avionics hardware build, test, and integration.     
  • Leadership experience as a project leader or with direct reports. 
  • Ability to thrive as a ‘one person team’.
  • Ability to add something unique and positive to our team.
  • Generally high level of all-around awesomeness.

 

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.

Company Overview

  • Website virginorbit.com
  • Headquarters LONG BEACH, CA
  • Size 1,000 - 3,000
  • Founded 2017
  • Type
  • CEO DAN HART BECAME
  • Revenue $50M - $200M
  • Industry MFG Durable
  • About virgin orbit
  • Virgin Orbit will provide dedicated, responsive, and affordable launch services for small satellites. Founded by Sir Richard Branson and owned by the Virgin Group and Aabar Investments PJS, Virgin Orbit and its sister companies'Virgin Galactic and The Spaceship Company'are opening access to space to change the world for good. To launch the small satellite revolution, Virgin Orbit is developing LauncherOne, a flexible launch service for commercial and government-built satellites. LauncherOne rockets are designed and manufactured in Long Beach, California, and will be air-launched from a dedicat ... ed 747-400 carrier aircraft capable of operating from many locations in order to best serve each customer's needs. Virgin Orbit's systems are currently in an advanced stage of testing, with initial orbital launches expected soon. To learn more or to apply to join Virgin Orbit's talented and growing team, visit www.virginorbit.com/careers . More

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