• NDT Quality Technician

    Job Locations US-CA-Mojave
    Req No.
    Quality Assurance
    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 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 (TSC) www.thespaceshipcompany.com is seeking a mid-level experienced NDT Technician to join our dynamic Quality Assurance Team.  This role is for a hands-on person with great attention to detail and excellent people skills.  If you have a great attitude and a creative mind then you will feel right at home in this organization! The candidate must have a desire to learn something new, enthusiasm for the new space industry and be able to mix existing aerospace experience with spaceline inspection development. You will find yourself amongst the best and brightest while being part of a pioneering organization!

    Your Mission

    • Responsible for accomplishing assigned inspection work on space flight system hardware, assemblies and vehicles.
    • Conducts inspections utilizing a variety of NDT methods which may include but are not limited to ultrasonic, penetrant, x-ray, eddy-current, and thermal/infrared and laser shearography.
    • Properly utilize NDT test equipment and associated tools to successfully interrogate hardware and structures, make decisions as to their acceptability for continued use and keep abreast of new and advanced test equipment.
    • Shall be required to document inspection results in both paper and electronic forms as well as complete and sign work records in connection with work performed.
    • Inspects parts, sub-assemblies and completed assemblies to the extent necessary to determine, accomplish and approve acceptability in accordance with written procedures.
    • Will be required to, but not limited to be working on check aircraft.
    • Assist with development of procedures and techniques for non-destructive testing of metallic and composite structures.
    • Support training of other NDT personnel using hands-on knowledge from the vehicles via different mediums as appropriate.

    What you bring

    • Must have successfully completed minimum training requirements defined in NAS 410, ATA 105 or ASNT-SNT-TC-1A for a Level 2 inspector in UT and PT. Training in other methods is desirable.
    • Must have recent, documented hours, working as and NDT inspector and have obtained sufficient experience to be certified in accordance with one of the above industry standards.
    • Must have strong working knowledge of aircraft and/or aerospace non-destructive testing processes and the proven ability to conduct inspections with limited supervision.
    • Minimum 5 years aviation/aerospace industry experience desired.
    • Excellent computer skills. Skilled in working in Microsoft Office applications
    • 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 display maturity of action and judgment
    • Must be able to work under pressure and thrive in a fast paced environment
    • Good communication skills

    Physical and/or Additional Requirements

    • Perform physical requirements of the position, including use of inspection hand tools, NDT equipment, lift up to 50 lbs., pass eye examination
    • Willing to work overtime, travel and be on-call as necessary

    Educational Requirements

    • Must have successfully completed minimum training requirements defined in NAS 410, ATA 105 or ASNT-SNT-TC-1A for a Level 2 inspector in UT and PT. Training in other methods is desirable.
    • High school diploma/GED is required; Additional experience from an A&P Accredited school is strongly preferred

    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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