Virgin Galactic

Who we are:

Virgin Galactic, (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:

VG is seeking an Industrial Planner who will support layout development for our facilities and assist in coordinating infrastructure construction projects. This role requires a detailed understanding of industrial engineering and the design life cycle process from beginning to completion. This new team member will be responsible for helping develop office layout and factory layout that will help support our production, manufacturing, construction, and facilities teams.

This role requires collaboration with both internal and external teams. The daily work environment is fast-paced and requires a high degree of problem-solving skills, teamwork, and innovation.

Using AutoCAD, allocate and optimize space for manufacturing and office space
Define and optimize layouts for manufacturing and office support areas to improve safety and workflow
Pull together input from internal teams to understand building requirements as a function of time and capacity as well as resolve conflict among stakeholders for space utilization through data-driven analysis
Work with both internal and external teams designing manufacturing and office space to ensure that our layouts align with the overall plan and vision for Virgin Galactic
Supports the review of infrastructure plans and procedures to ensure compliance with federal, state, and municipal requirements and regulations
Compile and manage schedules and track milestones for space allocations in relation to programmatic targets
What you bring:

5+ years of engineering experience with emphasis on layout
BS/MS in Engineering (or equivalent experience)
Mastery of AutoCAD, Excel, and PowerPoint and experience using Vizio
Experience analyzing/optimizing manufacturing factory, production line, office, or warehouse designs
Proficiency in conflict management and objective thinking
Able to work under pressure while managing competing demands and tight deadlines and comfortable working on ambiguous problems
Exemplary verbal and written communication skills

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.


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