Your Mission at Virgin Galactic
A&P Technicians will be headquartered out of Spaceport of America in Truth or Consequences, NM. You will also need to be open and available to traveling to Mojave CA for projects on a need be basis. This is a weekend night shift position.
Required Skills And Experience
- Assist with development of maintenance manual definition for vehicle systems and structures.
- Assist with the spaceline GMM development and definition.
- Support training program definition with direct input of hands-on knowledge from the vehicles via different mediums as appropriate.
- Responsible for accomplishing assigned maintenance, preventive maintenance, and repair work on the space flight system vehicles.
- Checks, dismantles, adjusts, overhauls, repairs, fabricates, removes and installs all parts of aircraft, including propulsion systems (turbine & rocket), avionics equipment & instruments, fuel systems, ECS systems, life support systems and mechanical systems and hydraulic systems.
- Performs machine tool work and/or composite repair work in connection with the above mechanic maintenance work.
- Shall be required to return an aircraft to service after maintenance had been performed as allowed by the spaceline GMM and the privileges of the airframe and powerplant license.
- Shall be required to complete and sign work records in connection with work performed.
- Inspects parts, sub-assemblies and completed assemblies only to the extent necessary to determine, accomplish and approve own work.
- Will be required to, but not limited to be working on base maintenance type workloads for the spaceline vehicles.
- The Employer retains the right to change or assign other duties to this position.
Preferred Skills And Experience
- Must have a valid FAA approved Airframe and Powerplant license (A&P License).
- Must have a valid passport and able to obtain a driver’s license.
- Must be familiar with procedures applicable to the various phases of maintenance.
- Preferred experience with rocket systems and associated solid and/or liquid propellants.
- Experience with life support systems (crew and passenger).
- Must be willing to travel and be on-call.
- Must be able to obtain an AOA badge.
Physical And/or Additional Requirements
- High school diploma or equivalent.
- Minimum 2 years of college level education preferred.
- Certifications or similar within aerospace, aviation or automotive.
- Graduated from a technical college or other recognized apprenticeship.
- Minimum 1-2 years line maintenance experience, 5 years experience is preferred.
- Experience on narrow body and/or business jet aircraft preferred.
- Experience with composite aircraft is preferred although not required (commercial or military aerospace application).
- Must have the ability to assume responsibility for proper administration of policies and procedures.
- Must be able to work under pressure and thrive in a fast paced environment.
- Must display maturity of action and judgment.
- Good communication skills.
- Must be able to work all shifts and available for overtime as well as weekends when needed.
- Must be able to travel 25% or more of the time.
- Must be able to stand for extended periods – 8 hours min.
- Must be able to stoop, bend, crawl, and being able to maneuver in tight spaces- 3+ hours min.
- Physically able to handle items weighing up to 40lbs (unassisted).
The annual U.S. base salary range for this full-time position is $62,400.00–$87,360.00. 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.
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.
Virgin Galactic is an Equal Opportunity Employer; employment with Virgin Galactic 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.
DRUG FREE WORKPLACE
Virgin Galactic is committed to a Drug Free Workplace. All applicants post offer and active teammates are subject to testing for marijuana, cocaine, opioids, amphetamines, PCP, and alcohol when criteria is met as outlined in our policies. This can include pre-employment, random, reasonable suspicion, and accident related drug and alcohol testing.