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Quality Receiving Technician

Quality Receiving Technician

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Quality Assurance
Regular Full-Time

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Who we are

Who we are

The Spaceship Company (TSC) is an affiliate of Virgin Galactic as a 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.


Our Values
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.


Who You Are
The Spaceship Company in Mojave CA has an open position for a Receiving Inspector. The Receiving Inspector evaluates a variety of products such as PWB’s, connectors, electrical components, and standard fabricated parts for conformance against engineering drawings, workmanship standards, Source Control drawings, specification drawings.

Your Mission

  • Perform continuous, repetitive visual inspection involving gages or visual attributes against standards.
  • Perform mechanical inspections using SME (Standard Measuring Equipment) and other mechanical gages per inspection processes.
  • Generally pick up and visually inspect piece parts by using various attribute gages.
  • Maintain piece counts and accurately document the results of the inspection and testing.
  • Perform functional tests; includes compression, extension test, and any test needed for production.
  • Inspect parts using a variety of gages and equipment as stand-alone and/or through set-ups.
  • Use automated test equipment
  • Review certification/conformance package against the requirements and identify nonconforming areas and report discrepancies; understanding of full traceability required.
  • Knowledge of TIPQA System, or ability to be trained to use the TipQA system (Preferred experience)
  • Perform review of device history records and other documentation for compliance to established procedures and good document practices.
  • Maintain all controlled document files and test records in a timely manner.
  • Perform First Article Inspections
  • Verify product compliance of standard fabricated parts, such as pins, terminals, standoffs, nuts, bolts, screws, washers and sleeves for proper dimensions, finish, corrosion, damage or other similar conditions using calipers, thread gages, micro-hite, and other appropriate measuring instruments or similar complexity.
  • Review all paperwork required by the Purchase Order/receipt traveler for completeness and accuracy, including Certificate of Compliance meets all of the required specification requirements.
  • Review any rejection reports on previously received parts/materials.  Note discrepancies, stated causes, and corrective action.  Use this information to indicate possible problem areas.
  • Ensure Supplier is approved for the type of product being received per the Supplier Type List.
  • Write Non-conformance Reports if parts are rejected and elevate to Preliminary Review board or Material Review board when necessary.
  • Able to interpret drawings and part specifications

What you bring

  • Knowledge of AS9100 and other relevant aerospace industry standards.
  • 2+ years of experience in a manufacturing environment, preferably aerospace, or equivalent education and experience. Previous inspection experience a definite plus.
  • Ability to work with Microsoft tools, CATIA, 2D and 3D drawings or computer generated models or other similar types of engineering data.
  • Basic math and technical writing skills.
    Proven hands-on inspection experience in the aerospace industry using a variety of precision measurement tools.
  • GD&T comprehension through experience and/or formal training.
  • In depth understanding of the inspection techniques and quality issues associated with composites.
  • Attention to detail and follow through.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of company personnel.
  • Specific vision abilities (corrected or uncorrected) required for this job include color perception, close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
  • Must be able to lift 50 pounds (unassisted).
  • Must be a “U.S. person” as defined by the ITAR (22 CFR §120.15).

High school diploma or GED required


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.

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