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Virgin Orbit, LLC Quality Engineer in Long Beach, California
Long Beach, CA
At Virgin Orbit, we launch the small satellite revolution, accessing space for missions that were previously unimaginable and fostering new ideas and technologies to create a truly spacefaring civilization. We deliver Virgin’s legendary customer service by pairing technological advancements with a clear focus on our customers’ needs. We build a workplace and a workforce for the future, knowing that our decisions and investments of today will launch the industries of tomorrow. We engage a diverse and inclusive community of dreamers and achievers in a shared mission to access space to improve life on Earth. At Virgin Orbit, we boost imagination. Search all of our job openings on our career portal.
Virgin Orbit (VO) is seeking a new member for our team to serve as Quality Engineer. If you join us in this position, you will assist in supporting, developing and improving all machining operations for the LauncherOne small satellite launch program. This role is for a hands-on person with great attention to detail and excellent people skills. This is a full-time position at our rocket factory in beautiful Long Beach, California.
Interface with manufacturing, engineering, and supply chain to ensure that requirements are met and correctly documented
Ensure compliance with company policies, practices, procedures and work rules to support and maintain VO’s Quality Management System (QMS)
Drive process improvement projects in a team-based environment
Develop and maintain required process metrics
Analyze non-conformance trends to track issues and evaluate effectiveness of corrective actions
Review and approve drawings, manufacturing process plans, and discrepancies to ensure quality requirements are being met
Perform Quality process audits, including planning, preparing, executing, reporting results, and follow-up
Help Virgin Orbit do our part to make the world a better place
Constantly learn new things—and share them with your team members
Performs other duties as assigned
If you want to join us, you’d better have all of these…
Bachelor of Science degree in engineering or equivalent technical degree
2+ years of relevant experience in manufacturing engineering, quality engineering, or equivalent role
A strong, working knowledge of GD&T standards and engineering drawings
Ability and willingness to thrive in a fast-paced, rapidly changing work environment
Driven, highly motivated, and committed to improvement
Ability to add something unique and positive to our team
Must be able to work all shifts and available for overtime as well as weekends when needed
Must be able to stand for extended periods – 8 hours minimum
Must be able to stoop, bend, crawl, and being able to maneuver in tight spaces
Physically able to handle items weighing up to 25lbs (unassisted)
… and you should probably have a bunch of these, too...
Formal training in GD&T/ASMEY14.5 standards
Demonstrated experience using Quality tools such as fishbone analysis, 8D, PFMEA, Paretos, Gage R&R, and SPC charts
Familiarity with the AS9100 quality standard and experience working in an organization that is AS9100 certified
Demonstrated innovation in process improvements, knocking down barriers, and tackling challenging problems
Passion for space exploration and a firm belief in the utility of affordable access to space
Ability to thrive as a ‘one person team’
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.
Our idea of a happy life: build rockets, work with brilliant people, serve purposeful customers, and open access to space. Sir Richard Branson’s belief is “If you get the perfect mix of people working for your company, you have a far greater chance of success.” From the very start, we have placed top priority on growing and fostering a team of creative, diverse, and talented women and men. In the words of Sir Richard Branson “We believe it’s better to have a hole in your team than an asshole in your team!”
Search all of our job openings— www.VirginOrbit.com
Virgin Orbit is an Equal Opportunity Employer; employment with Virgin Orbit 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.
iCIMS Req Number: 2021-6254
FLSA Status: Exempt
External Company URL: https://virginorbit.com/
Street: 4022 East Conant Street