Who we are
The Spaceship Company (TSC) is Virgin Galactic’s wholly owned space-system manufacturing organization. Headquartered at Mojave Air and Space Port in Mojave, California, it is building and testing a fleet of WhiteKnightTwo carrier aircraft and SpaceShipTwo reusable spaceships that, together, form Virgin Galactic’s human spaceflight system. Like many Virgin companies across the world, its team of over 350 talented and dedicated engineers, technicians and professionals are drawn together by a willingness to disrupt and challenge the status quo and deliver innovative aerospace solutions to our customers’ needs. TSC’s extensive capabilities encompass preliminary vehicle design and analysis, manufacturing, ground testing, flight testing and post-delivery support.
TSC and the greater Virgin Organization have a relaxed and informal culture that encourages individuality and innovation. You will be motivated, enterprising and enthusiastic. Company culture is such that you need to be able to “check your ego at the door”, be a self-starter and possess a sense of humility. You will work well under pressure and thrive on being given challenges and responsibility. You will communicate clearly and be confident and persuasive. You will have a high level of integrity and understand the need of complete confidentiality.
TSC is seeking an experienced Materials and Process Engineer- Manufacturing R&D Support with experience in composite materials, processes, and production manufacturing including out-of-autoclave, autoclave, wetlay, and bonded assemblies. A primary task of this role will be to review preliminary material data, testing, and design requirements to refine materials and process requirements; This includes authoring specifications relevant to such materials and process changes. The engineer in this role will then be responsible for working directly on the manufacturing shop floor in support of production. The engineer will share ownership of the legacy process specifications and work with production and quality teams to reduce non-conformance issues. In addition, this role will support research of new, exploratory materials and their respective process development.
Minimum Educational Requirements
The Spaceship Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer; employment with The Spaceship Company 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.