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Reliability and Maintainability Engineer

Company: Virgin Galactic
Location: Tustin
Posted on: June 22, 2022

Job Description:

Who We AreVirgin Galactic, www.VirginGalactic.com (SPCE:NYSE), recognizes that the answers to many of the challenges we face in sustaining life on our beautiful but fragile planet, lie in making better use of space. Sending people to space has not only expanded our understanding of science, but taught us amazing things about human ingenuity, physiology and psychology. From space, we are able to look with a new perspective both outward and back. From space, the borders that are fought over on Earth are arbitrary lines. From space, it is clear that there is much more that unites us than divides us."We are at the vanguard of a new industry determined to pioneer twenty-first century spacecraft, which will open space to everybody - and change the world for good." Sir Richard Branson, Founder, Virgin Galactic Your Mission This position is responsible for supporting the daily technical operation and maintenance program activities of the VG flying assets while ensuing compliance to regulatory and quality compliance requirements. This position functions out of the VG Tech Ops department coordinating with vehicle maintenance, supply chain, engineering, GSE, facilities and flight operations to properly support all facets of the VG Technical Operations Group. The Chief Inspector is expected to apply professional experience, knowledge, and guidance to help resolve complex problems and ensure safe operations within the multifaceted regulatory operations environment.

  • Exercise delegated authority over the technical quality control and quality assurance program elements as defined in the VG General Maintenance Manual (GMM) and human spaceflight program requirements
  • General responsibilities and oversight will include but not limited to asset inspection program elements, flight and ground asset material receiving & inspection, audit programs, quality investigations, component quarantine process, workmanship standards, asset records, and compliance discipline
  • Assist the Head of Regulatory Compliance with air vehicle airworthiness requirements including compliance to applicable FAA regulations, currency of FAA airworthiness certificates, operating limitations, FAA office liaison and vehicle registrations
  • Work with the VG Technical Operations group in drafting and implementing standards, processes and procedures for the VG General Maintenance Manual (GMM)
  • Accountable manager of the VG Required Inspection Items (RII) Program and the Continuous Tech Ops Safety System (CTOSS)
  • Participate and assist in investigations, corrective actions and preventive actions within the company safety management system (SMS) program
  • Develop and provide qualified personnel to perform daily quality control & assurance tasks for the effective and safe execution of vehicle maintenance programs and human spaceflight operations
  • Provide guidance and assistance to VG Tech Ops personnel on compliance and process requirements related to vehicle airworthiness for both experimental category as well as standard category certificated vehicles
  • Develop and guide the Technical Operations department understanding and comprehension to all applicable regulatory requirements as well as create the processes and procedures that support compliance to those requirements
  • Ensure that flight vehicles are maintained in a safe and legal manner
  • Manage and maintain aircraft records within company and regulatory requirements
  • Establish, implement and administrate the Unapproved Part Notification (UPN) and Suspected Unapproved Parts (SUP) processes
  • Establish, report and present business metrics, objectives, budgets, staffing, goals and audits for the Tech Ops Quality department
  • The Employer retains the right to change or assign other duties to this position.What You Bring
    • Four year degree in a technical field and/or an equivalent expereince - preferably in aviation
    • Must have FAA Mechanic certification with Airframe & Powerplant ratings
    • Must have 10 years or more experience related to aviation maintenance
    • Must have excellent oral and written communication skills
    • Must have knowledge of computers and software: MS Word, MS Excel, MS Outlook
    • Must have good working knowledge of FAA Regulation Parts 1 through 193
    • Must be willing to relocate permanently to Las Cruces, New Mexico or the surrounding area Preferred Skills And Experience
      • Strong analytical skills with a focus on critical thinking and business process management
      • Ability to apply risk-based reasoning and judgement within a multifaceted regulatory environment of experimental, standard, and space regulations
      • Ability to prioritize competing issue and coordinate resolutions with associated departments
      • Demonstrated strong organizational and time management skills. Self-motivated and can work independently while still keeping a team perspective
      • Experience in a leadership role with a FAA certificated MRO or operator (FAR Part 121, 135, 145)
      • Knowledge of and experience with FAA commercial space regulations is a plus Physical And/or Additional Requirements
        • Must be highly organized and able to handle stressful situations
        • Must be able to respond to and support the operations 24/7 as needed
        • Must be able to sit/stand for extended periods - 10 hours min. As part of our commitment to health and safety, COVID-19 vaccines are required for current U.S. teammates, as well as all newly hired employees.As of October 1, 2021, all new hires must be able to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus, ( "fully vaccinated" means at least two weeks have expired since receiving the vaccination's last dose as recommended by the manufacturer) . If you are offered employment, this requirement must be met by your date of hire.ITAR RequirementsTo 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.Virgin Galactic is an Equal Opportunity Employer; employment with Virgin Galactic 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. As part of our commitment to health and safety, COVID-19 vaccines are required for current U.S. teammates, as well as newly hired employees. As of October 1, 2021, all new hires must be able to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated against the COVID-19virus, ("fully vaccinated" means at least two week have expired since receiving the vaccination's last dose as recommended by the manufacturer). If you are offered employment, this requirement must be met be your date of hire. Virgin Galactic complies with federal, state, and local laws with regard to accommodations related to this policy.

Keywords: Virgin Galactic, Tustin , Reliability and Maintainability Engineer, Engineering , Tustin, California

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