Your Mission at Virgin Galactic
Virgin Galactic is seeking a first-rate Avionics Manufacturing Engineer with experience in composite aircraft production. The primary task will be to help establish the manufacturing process flow and documentation for the fabrication and installation of avionics components in an effort to set up production line operations for the Production Team. The Manufacturing Engineer in this position will help define what production equipment, tools, systems, and materials will be required in order to create an efficient, organized, and lean factory. After production operations begin, the engineer will assist overseeing much of the Avionics installation and work on process improvement and production optimization using lean processes and tools.
- Plans, directs, and coordinates manufacturing processes on factory floor.
- Develops, evaluates, and improves manufacturing methods, utilizing knowledge of product design, materials and parts, fabrication processes, tooling and production equipment capabilities, installation methods, and quality control standards.
- Analyzes and plans work force utilization, space requirements, and workflow, and designs layout of equipment and workspace for maximum efficiency.
- Confers with planning and design staff concerning product design and tooling to ensure efficient production methods.
- Confers with vendors to determine product specifications and arrange for purchase of equipment, materials, or parts, and evaluates products according to specifications and quality standards.
- Verifies Engineering designs and drawings to ensure manufacturability.
- Estimates production times, staffing requirements, and related costs to provide information for management decisions.
- Confers with management, engineering, and other staff regarding manufacturing capabilities, production schedules, and other considerations to facilitate production processes.
- Creates manufacturing and nonconformance work instructions.
What You Bring
- Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution, with a concentration in a relevant Engineering discipline preferred, or 5+ years’ experience in lieu of formal education.
- FAA approved Airframe and Powerplant license (A&P License) a plus.
- Experience with Avionics LRU’s, Circuit Boards and Wiring Harnesses.
- Experience with aircraft composites fabrication and assembly is preferred.
- Knowledge of lean manufacturing philosophies and tools.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
- Excellent interpersonal and coaching skills.
- Ability to interact with all levels of the organization.
- Excellent organizational skills and problem-solving skills.
- Strong team player.
- Excellent computer skills, word, excel, MS Project and Powerpoint.
- CAD experience (CATIA V5 preferred).
- GD&T skills through experience and/or formal training.
- Knowledge and experience with AS9100 a plus.
- Experience with manufacturing-based ERP systems a plus.
The annual U.S. base salary range for this full-time position is $72,500.00–$105,200.00. 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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DRUG FREE WORKPLACE
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