Maintenance Coordinator, GSEMaintenance Coordinator, GSE, Mojave, California, United States (Job Has Expired)

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Virgin Galactic is on track to become the worlds first privately funded commercial space line. It is dedicated to becoming a world leader in sub-orbital commercial space tourism with a longer term vision to develop other space technologies that have the potential to open space to significantly more people and users. If you are looking for a challenging opportunity that will ignite your passion for designing cool and innovative products, are exceptionally creative, are a great problem solver and can make things happen - apply today!

Position Summary

Virgin Galactic (VG) is seeking a Ground Support Equipment (GSE) Maintenance Coordinator with experience in a commercial, military, or flight test setting. This role will provide technical and logistical support to the Tech Ops Department and overall Spaceline Operations. This is a full-time position at Virgin Galactics Mojave, CA test flight facility with permanent relocation to Virgin Galactics base of operations, Spaceport America / Las Cruces, NM.


This position coordinates with vehicle maintenance, supply chain, GSE, facilities, and flight operations to properly support efficient flight operations and scheduled/unscheduled maintenance. This is accomplished by efficient workflow/repair scheduling, adequate materials availability, and a well-managed Tool Control Program. The GSE Maintenance Coordinator is expected to apply professional technical expertise and guidance to help resolve complex problems.

  • Coordinate day-to-day scheduled and unscheduled maintenance of Ground Support Equipment via MRO software to ensure operations stay on schedule.
  • Coordinate Maintenance Planning, Asset Managers, Management, and Flight Ops to determine maintenance and support flight schedule requirements.
  • Communicate material needs (future and immediate) to the Procurement team, track as necessary.
  • Review and audit completed work packages for completion and accuracy.
  • Manage tooling and equipment manuals.
  • Manage the Tool Control Program, enforcing program as outlined in the VG General Maintenance Manual.
  • Perform periodic inspection and measurements of tooling and equipment for defects and wear.
  • Maintain calibration database and arrange for calibrations to be performed at set intervals.
  • Perform issuance and receipt inspections of Precision Tooling and reconfigurable Ground Support Equipment.
  • Mark and identify tooling and equipment using ID tags, Stamps, and RFID Chips. Keep tooling database up to date.

Basic Qualifications

  • Must have High School diploma or GED
  • Must have three or more years in Maintenance Planning, Coordinating, Service Advising, or relative work experience.
  • Must have excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Must have knowledge of computers and software: MS Word, MS Excel, MS Outlook
  • Must have general knowledge of MRO software
  • Must be willing to work flexible hours and work any shift, including weekends
  • Must be willing to relocate permanently to vicinity of Spaceport America in New Mexico

Preferred Skills and Experience

  • Three or more years direct experience managing/coordinating maintenance workflow.
  • Previous experience as GSE or Automotive Technician.
  • Strong Tooling Knowledge
  • Experience with Ultramain MRO Software highly desired

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

Physical and/or Additional Requirements

  • Must be highly organized and able to handle stressful situations
  • Must be able to manipulate heavy tooling and equipment, up to 75 lbs.
  • Must be able to sit/stand for extended periods 8 hours min.

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.

Personal Requirements

The Virgin Galactic organization has a relaxed and informal culture that encourages individuality and innovation. You will be motivated, enterprising and enthusiastic. Company culture is such that you need to be able to check your ego at the door, be a self-starter and possess a sense of humility. You will work well under commercial pressure and thrive on being given challenges and responsibility. You will communicate clearly and be confident and persuasive. You will have a high level of integrity and understand the need of complete confidentiality.

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.

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