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Planner, Test Operations at Virgin Orbit Company

Posted in Architecture 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: mojave, California

Job Description:



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.


Position Summary


Virgin Orbit (VO) is seeking a Planner, Test Operations. The Test Operations Planner serves the Test team and supporting staff to maximize rocket engine test cadence. This role is ideally suited to a motivated individual who is able to organize technical documentation and communicate complex information. This role is for a person with great attention to detail and excellent people skills. This is a full-time position at our rocket test facility in beautiful Mojave, California.


  • Prepare procedures each day to support test operations

  • Archive written/printed/electronic as-run procedures

  • Support implementation of red line modifications to procedures

  • Record activities for critical test operations in document form for historical reference

  • Assist with closing open tasks related to engine testing, prioritizing where appropriate

  • Assist the Test team with other tasks to further improve test cadence


If you want to join us, you’d better have all of these…

  • Excellent typing skills

  • Proficiency with computers and office software

  • Proactive and resourceful in a team setting

  • High School Diploma or GED required

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


… and you should probably have these, too.

  • Associates Degree or 2+ years of experience in a similar role

  • Excellent communication skills both written and oral.

  • Strong Computer skills, familiar with the full suite of Microsoft products.

  • Experience in organizing files and documents.

Physical and/or Additional Requirements

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

  • Ability to lift 25 lbs. unassisted.

  • Lifting, standing, climbing, bending, grasping, sitting, pulling, pushing, stooping, stretching, and carrying are generally required to perform the functions of this position.

  • Must be open to working all required shift hours, including overtime and weekends, as needed.

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

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!”

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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.