Quality Engineer - Mechanical/Civil at Virgin Hyperloop

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To connect the world, we must reflect the world. At Virgin Hyperloop One, we’re bringing together unique perspectives, empowering our community to celebrate all voices, and creating equal opportunities to build, grow, and thrive.

We innovate, test, and build the future we want to see – so we can leave the world better than we found it. If you thrive on challenge, collaboration, and the boundless potential of a start-up, then we encourage you to apply.


The Quality Engineering team is responsible for assuring system & product level requirements are verified to industry standards and we need an experienced engineer to support product development of a new transportation system by assessing and providing recommendation for infrastructure design,  review and approval of weld procedures and qualification records, assuring site safety, and maintaining principles of the quality management system through the supply chain.


You will  provide guidance for all activities supporting the civil structure and track elements at VHO, supporting the development, integration, and testing of a new transportation system. Including the responsibilities below: 

  • Perform structural design/analysis calculations for structural steel, concrete and foundations.
  • Review and/or create analysis and or inspection reports.
  • Interact with contractors, fabricators, owners, and clients. In some cases, product and configuration audit shall be performed
  • Create, maintain, and enforce Quality Plan for all civil projects.
  • Provide direct onsite structural inspections and field observations.
  • Verification for civil & mechanical works and compliance of quality standards, specifications prescribed in the contract and/or requirements.
  • Supervise effective implementation of all test and inspection schedule and ensure adherence to all procedures and coordinate with various teams to perform quality audits on processes.
  • Responsible for reviewing and approving Weld Procedures and Personnel Qualification Records provided be vendors.
  • Responsible for conducting nondestructive examination on complex assemblies on the shop floor and/or construction site as required.
  • Conduct receiving, in-process, and final inspection of articles and assemblies as required.
  • Responsible for verifying vendor reports (i.e. material certification, test reports, etc.) and internal fabrication documentation such as work instruction, travelers, and end of line test reports
  • Recommend adjustments to the production process, inspect, test, or measure materials as required
  • Initiating nonconformance, conduct root cause analysis, and issue corrective actions as required
  • Member of material review board team to ensure anomalies & non-conformances are dispositioned and re-verified
  • Support and maintain site safety to ensure that projects are completed in accordance with established safety procedures, requirements and goals


  • Bachelor’s degree or high school diploma with equivalent work experience
  • Understanding of other disciplines, such as, electrical, geotechnical, and surveying.
  • Experience programming and running several versions of Coordinate Measuring Machines (CMM).
  • Experience in welding standards such as AWS, ASME, and NACE.
  • Heavy rigging experience both in analysis and application.
  • Advanced experience using basic machine shop tools, caliper, micrometer, gauges and jigs
  • Hands-on working knowledge of ASME Y14.5 & GD&T principles
  • Experience working in an ISO9001/AS9100/IATF 16949 environment
  • Proficient with PC tools such as Access, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, & Project


  • Ability to grasp or manipulate objects with one or both hands.
  • Ability to stand, walk, sit, and use office equipment in the course of normal duties.
  • Ability to work on a construction site in hazardous conditions
  • Ability to operate a forklift to enable part movement and kitting through the shop.


  • Our Team: collaborate with some of the most brilliant, creative, and hard-working people you have ever met
  • Our Stock Options: own a piece of the company that you’re helping to build
  • Our Benefits: medical (including infertility & mental health), dental, vision, life, FSA, HSA, 401k, and more
  • Your Wellbeing: 16 weeks of paid parental leave, flexible work schedules, unlimited PTO, fitness activities, meditation space, catered lunches, on-site massages, and more
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We're located in the Arts District, an up-and-coming neighborhood with new hotels, restaurants, and breweries—and just minutes away from Downtown LA!

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What’s the vibe like in the office?

Our office gives the feeling of excitement and energy every day. You can see it through the passionate discussions about engineering, marketing or any field. The people really bring a level of passion and energy that makes it one of the best places to work. The dog-friendly culture also helps soothe our nerves after any intense discussions!


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How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

My job is based around collaboration with other teams. When a team needs to optimize their workflow or day-to-day operations, I gather requirements from them to find solutions to best suit their needs. I love being able to make this easier and simpler for other teams.


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How has your career grown since starting at the company?

I am probably a unique example having only worked for the company for six months and already having the opportunity to start in the Dubai office and then be seconded to the Los Angeles Headquarters. Relentless focus on making a difference, impacting positive change, and putting safety first have already given me great opportunities with VHO.


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What are some things you learned at the company?

I have learned how to model the dynamics of our pod and how the different EM systems generate forces that control its motion. I extended my knowledge into multi-body dynamics which is needed to simulate the motion of the vehicle through curvilinear trajectories. I have learned how to develop my own in-house simulation tools and use CAE tools.


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What are Virgin Hyperloop Perks + Benefits

Virgin Hyperloop Benefits Overview

We place great value in our employees' work-life balance, so our office is full of great perks to make you feel right at home. We've got catered lunches, snacks, coffee and drinks every day so employees can enjoy all three meals at work. Our office also has full showers, towels and lockers along with on-site barber visits, dry cleaning service, and mobile car wash services. Our employees enjoy premium quality medical insurance, as well as stock options with early exercise option. Also, we're dog-friendly!

Volunteer in local community
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Open office floor plan
Unconscious bias training
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
VHO employees can contribute up to $2700 annually to their FSA.
Disability Insurance
Disability insurance covers 100% of annual salary with no maximum payout.
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Life insurance is equal to 3x an employee's annual salary. Additionally, we offer the ability to purchase additional Supplemental Life & AD&D insurance to protect yourself, your spouse & children.
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
We have employee-lead group workout sessions after work!
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
VHO offers up to 16 weeks of paid parental leave to eligible employees who become parents through birth, surrogacy, adoption, or foster care
Flexible Work Schedule
VHO provides employees with a flexible work schedule that includes flexible start and end times.
Family Medical Leave
Employees who have been with the company for 12 months are eligible for 12 weeks of family medical leave.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Hourly employees receive between 15 and 20 days per year of paid time off based on years of service.
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Employees receive 48 hours per year of paid sick leave.
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Virgin Hyperloop One hosts company outings semi-annually. Our most recent team-building was at a Dodgers game!
Free Daily Meals
Stocked Kitchen
We offer employees free on-site garage parking.
Pet Friendly
Relocation Assistance
Eligible company positions are offered relocation assistance.
Professional Development Benefits
Lunch and learns
Our lunch and learns focus on our recent technology, business opportunities, and potential partnerships.
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