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A&P Technician, Avionics Jobs in Mojave, CA at Virgin Galactic

Title: A&P Technician, Avionics

Company: Virgin Galactic

Location: Mojave, CA

Who we are:

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
Your Mission:

Position Summary

Virgin Galactic (VG) www.VirginGalactic.com is seeking a mid-level experienced Avionics Technician/A&P Mechanic to support our commercial space operations department. 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 maintenance development. This role is for a hands-on person with great attention to detail and excellent people skills. This is a full-time position at Virgin Galactic’s aerospace facility in Las Cruces NM.

Assist with development of maintenance manual definition for vehicle systems and structures.

Assist with the spaceline GMM development and definition.
Support training program definition with direct input of hands-on knowledge from the vehicles via different mediums as appropriate.
Responsible for accomplishing assigned maintenance, preventive maintenance and repair work on space flight system vehicles.
Checks, dismantles, overhauls, repairs, and fabricates all parts of aircraft, including engines, radio equipment, instruments, electrical systems, heating systems and hydraulic systems.
Properly utilize avionics test equipment and associated hand tools to perform systems test/maintenance and keep abreast of new and advanced test equipment as well as the use of such equipment.
Checks, dismantles, repairs, fabricates, alters, and maintains all electronic/avionic and mechanical devices, including automotive equipment, ramp equipment, buildings, hanger, and fuel storage or dispensing equipment.
Shall be required to return an aircraft to service after maintenance had been performed as allowed by the GMM and the privileges of the airframe and powerplant license.
Shall be required to complete and sign work records in connection with work performed.
Inspects parts, sub-assemblies and completed assemblies only to the extent necessary to determine, accomplish and approve own work.
Will be required to, but not limited to be working on check aircraft.
What you bring:

Basic Qualifications

High school diploma or GED required.

Must have a valid FAA approved Airframe and Powerplant (A&P License)

Must have strong working knowledge of Avionic systems and their operation and the proven ability to troubleshoot problems.

Minimum 5 years line maintenance experience is required.

Must have a valid passport and driver’s license.

Must be familiar with procedures applicable to the various phases of maintenance.

Must be able to obtain an AOA badge.

The Employer retains the right to change or assign other duties to this position.

Preferred Skills and Experience

Certifications or similar within aerospace, aviation or automotive.

Graduated from a technical college or other recognized apprenticeship.

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 have the ability to assume responsibility for proper administration of policies and procedures.
Must be able to work under pressure and thrive in a fast paced environment.
Must display maturity of action and judgment.
Good communication skills.

Physical and/or Additional Requirements

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

Must be able to travel 10-15% of the time.

Must be able to stand for extended periods – 8 hours min.

Must be able to stoop, bend, crawl, and being able to maneuver in tight spaces- 3+ hours min.

Physically able to handle items weighing up to 40lbs (unassisted).

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.

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.

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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