Your Mission at Virgin Galactic
Stress Managers at VG are part of a team responsible for ensuring the success of program and company needs through functional (departmental) coordination, engineering team skill-development, and people-management of a team of Stress Engineers within the company. At the department level, you’ll be responsible for helping to set standards, refine and develop policies and procedures and grow the team’s analytical capabilities.
While Stress Managers report through the functional department, they must regularly interface with Program management teams to ensure that program needs are being met and that proper skill sets are being cultivated and supplied. This aspect of the work supports design, build, flight test, and sustaining operations of programs.
Required Skills And Experience
- Coordinate with Program Management teams to ensure proper Stress Engineer staffing levels and skill sets are provided to VG programs as needed.
- Assist in the generation, revision, and approval of Stress departmental guides, policies, procedures, and tools.
- Create, review, and periodically update VG Stress departmental training materials
- Conduct department level Stress Department training
- Conduct personnel evaluations and one-on-ones with team members at regular intervals to:
- Develop personalized growth & development plans, as well as appropriate annual goals
- Track performance to aforementioned plans and goals
- Ensure team member concerns are being appropriately addressed
- Human Resource-based responsibilities as needed include but are not limited to:
- Review and approval of individual timecards, time-off requests, and expense reports
- Creation and enaction of Performance Improvement Plans
- Manage team members required company-level training plans
- Facilitating knowledge transfer on policies & procedures between HR / Stress teams
- Cost Account Management tasking
Preferred Skills And Experience
- Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution, with a concentration in a relevant Engineering discipline
- Minimum 8 years’ experience in Aerospace airframe stress / mechanical systems stress / other Stress-based or Stress-adjacent disciplines
- Solid understanding of material properties & behavior, statics / free body diagrams, and structural load paths.
- Prior experience with both metallic and composite materials analysis / structural substantiation.
- Previous professional experience with Finite Element Modeling software.
- Strong teamwork and coordination skills
- Strong written and verbal communication skills
- Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite of tools, including MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint
- Previous experience with some form of group/team leadership (technical, functional, or both) is highly desired
- Experience with the design of flight vehicles or vehicle systems to a set of requirements or standards such as CFR 14, Part 400, Part 23 and 25, military or NASA is highly desired
- Previous Stress “signature authority” experience is highly desired (can be NRIs / Tags / Analysis / Drawings, etc.)
- Knowledge of and / or experience with Fatigue & Damage Tolerance analysis is a strong plus
- Previous experience with FEMAP is a plus
- Knowledge of and / or experience with Non-Destructive Inspection (NDI) techniques is a plus
- Experience with manufacturing-based ERP systems, such as Oracle is a plus
The annual U.S. base salary range for this full-time position is $96,600.00–$147,300.00 . The base pay actually offered will vary depending on job-related knowledge, skills, location, and experience and take into account internal equity. Other forms of pay (e.g., bonus or long term incentive) may be provided as part of the compensation package, in addition to a full range of medical, financial, and other benefits, dependent on the position offered. For more information regarding Virgin Galactic benefits, please visit https://vgcareers.virgingalactic.com/global/en/benefitsWho We Are
Virgin Galactic is transforming humanity’s relationship with space. By making it more open and accessible, we are connecting the world to the love, wonder and awe inspired by space travel, helping to create new opportunities for the benefit of life on Earth. Whether it’s supporting cutting-edge research missions for scientists and students, or offering life-changing experiences for the adventurers among us, Virgin Galactic is THE spaceline for Earth. Such an audacious vision requires a team as driven as they are curious - one capable of redefining the boundaries of what’s possible.
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- 120.15) or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State.
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