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EAAers Fit the Scaled Profile

Company in a hiring mode

December 15, 2011 – With several enormous projects looming, including this week’s announced Stratolaunch carrier aircraft and the Virgin Galactic/SpaceShipTwo project, it’s accurate to say that Scaled Composites of Mojave, California, is hiring. Although the company is always looking for good talent, it’s especially true now, says Elliot Seguin, project engineer and flight test engineer at Scaled. “If you’re interested in working in the private space industry, there’s no better place than Mojave right now,” he said.

Scaled Composites is fundamentally a homebuilders’ company, he said; about 45 percent of its engineers have aircraft projects completed or in progress, and some 70 percent are pilots, with a majority of them also EAA members.

Experience tells the people at Scaled that EAAers represent the company’s premier hiring pool. “And we figure the Stratolaunch is the world’s largest homebuilt project,” Seguin said. Having someone who has gone through a building process, be it wood, tube and fabric, or composites, is a definite plus.

The only publication they use for employment ads is Sport Aviation.

In the wake of the Stratolaunch announcement, Scaled’s website experienced a large number of visits – with about 60 percent hitting the careers section, Seguin said. Scaled is currently looking for engineers and technicians - people who can take a project from the design phase to build phase, then the test phase.

“There’s a lot of opportunity here for engineers and technicians with a broad scope of talents,” Seguin said. If you are interested in a career in what has become the epicenter of the commercial space industry, Seguin encourages you to visit the careers page on the Scaled website.

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