• Facilities Electrician Technician

    Job Locations US-CA-Mojave
    Req No.
    Regular Full-Time
  • 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 500 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

    TSC is seeking a Facilities Maintenance Electrician (FME) to actively participate in a team environment to meet the department and plant goals and objectives.  The FME will be responsible for assemble, install, test and maintenance of electrical or electronic wiring, equipment, appliances, apparatus and fixtures using hand and power tools. Diagnosing malfunctioning systems, apparatus and components, using test equipment and hand tools, to locate the cause of a breakdown and correct the problem.  The FME will assist as directed with more complex maintenance and repairs of TSC’s facilities and equipment. The FME will also perform basic carpentry, plumbing, HVAC or associated work on TSC facilities using hand and power tools as directed and will troubleshoot equipment or facilities problems and report to the Facilities Supervisor



    Your Mission

    • Test Electrical systems and continuity of circuits in electrical wiring, equipment and fixtures, using testing devices such as ohmmeters, voltmeters and oscilloscopes to ensure compatibility and safety of system.
    • Maintain current electrician's license or identification card to meet governmental regulations.
    • Inspect electrical systems, equipment and components to identify hazards, defects and the need for adjustment or repair and to insure compliance with codes.
    • Advise management on whether continued operation of equipment could be hazardous.
    • Connect wires to circuit breakers, transformers or other components.
    • Plan layout and installation of electrical wiring, equipment and fixtures based on job specifications and local codes.
    • Direct and train workers to install, maintain or repair electrical wiring, equipment and fixtures.
    • Prepare sketches or follow blueprints to determine the location of wiring and equipment and to ensure conformance to building and safety codes.
    • Use a variety of tools and equipment such as power construction equipment, measuring devices, power tools, and testing equipment including oscilloscopes, ammeters, and test lamps.
    • Install ground leads and connect power cables to equipment, such as motors.
    • Perform business management duties such as maintaining records and files, preparing reports and ordering supplies and equipment.
    • Repair or replace wiring, equipment, and fixtures, using hand tools and power tools.
    • Work from ladders, lifts, scaffolds, and roofs to install, maintain or repair electrical wiring, equipment, and fixtures.
    • Place conduit (pipes or tubing) inside designated partitions, walls, or other concealed areas, and pull insulated wires or cables through the conduit to complete circuits between boxes.
    • Construct and fabricate parts, using hand tools and specifications.
    • Perform physically demanding tasks, such as digging trenches to lay conduit and moving and lifting heavy objects.
    • Provide preliminary sketches and cost estimates for materials and services.
    • Follow preventive maintenance procedures on all plant equipment in a timely and thorough manner; logging all activities routinely in the facility maintenance log.
    • Respond immediately to emergency situations (fire, evacuation, power and equipment failure, etc.).
    • Provide assistance during emergencies by operating floodlights and generators and driving needed vehicles.
    • Comply with all applicable codes, regulations, governmental agency and company directives as relates to building operations and practice safe work habits.
    • Performs other duties and responsibilities as required.

    What you bring



    • 5+ years of related work experience.
    • Certified general electrician
    • Good written / verbal communication skills.
    • Excellent attention to detail.
    • Able to successfully keep multiple tasks running simultaneously.
    • Carpentry, HVAC and plumbing preferred but not required.
    • Ability to accurately lift up to 50 lbs. and occasionally lift and move 50+ lbs.
    • Must be able to work at heights of 20 feet’ or more.
    • Must be comfortable working in confined spaces.
    • Good interpersonal skills.
    • Ability to accurately follow operation manuals, manufacturing and installation instructions, sketches, blueprints and diagrams.
    • Able to provide constructive feedback and creative solutions to problems.
    • Responsible, flexible and fast learner. 


    ITAR Requirements

    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.


    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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