Facilities General Technician

Virgin Galactic

Mojave, CA 93502

Posted 1 month ago

Job Description

Virgin 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

As a Facilities General Technician within the Facilities Team, you will provide general repair, service and preventive maintenance work in our manufacturing facilities.

Job Responsibilities:

+ As a part of the Facilities Team, you will assist others with the wide range of tasks associated with the general maintenance of manufacturing facilities.

+ Respond to emergencies as directed.

+ Assist trades in work associated with electrical, HVAC, plumbing and, carpentry—including painting.

+ Follow preventive maintenance procedures on all facilities and manufacturing equipment, as directed.

+ Troubleshoot and perform diagnostics on damaged or malfunctioning equipment in order to repair or request outside support, as directed.

+ Perform landscaping and yard work duties as required.

+ Track work order status, input information and close work on the Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS).

+ Comply with all applicable codes, regulations, governmental agency, and company directives as relates to building operation while practicing safe work habits.

+ Perform other duties and responsibilities as required

+ 4+ years of related work experience

+ Thorough knowledge of the methods, materials, tools, and equipment used in general facility maintenance work.

+ Ability to provide constructive feedback and creative solutions to problems.

+ Responsible, self-starter who is flexible and eager to learn from others.

+ Must be able to work all shifts and available for overtime as well as weekends when needed.

+ Excellent attention to detail with the ability to prioritize work and consistently meet deadlines.

+ Ability to manage multiple tasks running simultaneously.

+ Strong analytical skills for troubleshooting and problem solving.

+ Strong interpersonal skills coupled with strong verbal and written communication skills.

+ Ability to follow operation manuals, manufacturing and installation instructions, sketches, blueprints, and diagrams.

+ Strong ability to operate typical office computer programs as well as other online programs.

+ Able to provide on-call coverage as needed to support the Facilities Team.

+ Hold, and maintain, a valid California driver’s license.

+ Must be a “U.S. person” as defined by the ITAR (22 CFR §120.15).

+ Must be able to stand for extended periods—9 hours minimum.

+ Must be able to work outdoors in adverse weather conditions (hot, cold, wind, and rain).

+ Must be able to stoop, bend, crawl, and be able to maneuver in tight spaces.

+ Must be able to unpack, pack, lift, and transport boxed items weighing up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and move 50+ pounds with assistance.

+ Must be able to work at heights in excess of 20 feet and be comfortable working in confined spaces.


+ Strong mechanical skills on electric motors, vacuum pumps, air compressors, HVAC controls, etc.

+ A general understanding of manufacturing facilities and processes.

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.

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.

iCIMS Req Number: 2022-7076

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

External Company URL: http://www.virgingalactic.com/

Street: 16555 Spaceship Landing Way

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