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Polymer Additive Manufacturing Integration Technician II (Weekend Shift)



Seattle, WA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, June 11, 2024

At Blue Origin, we envision millions of people living and working in space for the benefit of Earth. We’re working to develop reusable, safe, and low-cost space vehicles and systems within a culture of safety, collaboration, and inclusion. Join our diverse team of problem solvers as we add new chapters to the history of spaceflight!

This role is part of Blue Origin Operations, which is comprised of Integrated Supply Chain, Facilities, and Security. This includes Manufacturing and Supply Chain support across all Blue Origin facilities.

As a Level II Integration Technician you will be part of a hardworking team of diverse specialists, technicians, and engineers within Polymer Additive Manufacturing. You will become an essential part of our mission in building a roadway to space. We are seeking an Integration Engineering Technician II to join the Additive Manufacturing team, who will play a pivotal role both in the short-term learning phases and long-term execution of Polymeric AM operations. Perfect for methodical individuals with an eye for detail who are capable of brining creative solutions to technical problems. This individual will be the cornerstone in mastering our processes, aiding continuous improvement efforts, and ensuring product quality and process efficiency. This position offers the opportunity to develop within the Polymeric Additive Manufacturing field and contribute to advancements in space technology.

Ideal Candidate Profile: The ideal candidate will have considerable experience with machine operations and preventive maintenance. They should possess an inherent focus on fine craftsmanship related to parts and be conscientious regarding process documentation. Candidates must demonstrate a propensity for adding unique value to our team, filling current gaps, and enhancing overall operational excellence. Passion for our mission and vision is required to achieve our goals in human spaceflight.

Special Mentions

  • Initial training to be performed on A-Shift: Monday - Thursday, 10-hour shifts.
  • Transition to C-Shift post-training: Friday - Sunday, 12-hour shifts.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Operate additive manufacturing (AM) machines with precision, aligning with scheduled production runs and quality expectations.

  • Thoroughly document and meticulously record any operational anomalies or deviations from standard procedures for future review and action.
  • Respond to machine alerts promptly, handling tasks such as reloading of build materials and consumables to maintain uninterrupted machine operation.
  • Troubleshoot and resolve build process interruptions swiftly, employing problem-solving skills to diagnose and rectify issues to keep production on track.
  • Precisely configure AM machines for different build profiles, calibrating and adjusting machine settings to match specific job requirements.
  • Perform inspections of parts against drawing, work order, and command media requirements, ensuring all components meet precise engineering specifications.
  • Create and update job hazard analyses (JHAs) regularly, proactively identifying potential risks and implementing preventative measures to maintain a safe working environment.
  • Remove support materials from printed parts with high precision and document the quality of final surfaces.
  • Identify and report part defects, ensuring proper tracking and management of quality issues.

Additional Priorities:

  • Maintain a clean and organized work environment in line with 5S methodology.
  • Collaborate with multi-disciplined teams, including Engineering, Quality, Production Control, and EHS to optimize manufacturing processes and enhance machine performance.
  • Participate in continuous improvement initiatives, suggesting modifications to workflows that can improve efficiency and reduce waste.
  • Foster a culture of quality and safety, participating in training and staying current with industry best practices and compliance standards.
  • Maintain clear lines of communication with the internal team and management to convey machine status updates and escalate critical issues as needed.
  • Support the integration of new technology and equipment into the existing manufacturing ecosystem, contributing to the scaling and modernization of production capabilities.
  • Take ownership of inventory related to consumables, supplies, and raw materials.

Short-Term Goals: (First 3-4 months):

  • Acquire in-depth knowledge of Polymeric AM nomenclature, including familiarity with materials, machines, lines, and overall manufacturing flow.
  • Locate and understand the necessary information for Integration Technician duties related to both business and production.
  • Achieve proficiency with tools and systems used in the execution and documentation of work.
  • Rapid acquisition of skills for nominal build setup, teardown, and standard operational workflows.
  • Contribution to 5S initiatives, enhancing workspace organization and efficiency.
  • Establish proficiency in support removal techniques, ensuring clean and well-finished parts.

Long-Term Expectations (First 6-18 months):

  • Consistently meet setup and teardown schedules with reliability.
  • Strict adherence to work order supremacy and manufacturing process flows.
  • Take ownership of Non-Conformance (NC) reports and documenting anomalies with accurate detail.
  • Act as a key contributor to the advancement of our manufacturing processes via meticulous documentation, minimizing waste, and undertaking projects that require precise attention.

Minimum Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent with six years of relevant manufacturing experience or associate degree in a relevant technical discipline plus four years of relevant manufacturing experience.
  • A proactive approach to problem-solving and the ability to contribute to process improvement initiatives.
  • Capable of routinely lifting weights up to 25 pounds and the ability to be on your feet for continuous periods spanning more than 10 hours.
  • This position will be onsite (Kent, WA) for work schedule.
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or national, U.S. permanent resident (current Green Card holder), or lawfully admitted into the U.S. as a refugee or granted asylum.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with industrial 3D printing technology.
  • Proficiency in the use of polymers and composite materials in an aerospace manufacturing environment.

Compensation range for on site WA applicants is $29.03-$40.65

Other site ranges may differ

Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis until the requisition is closed.

Inclusivity Statement

Don’t meet all desired requirements? Studies have shown that some people are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single desired qualification. At Blue Origin, we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace, so if you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every desired qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.

Export Control Regulations

Applicants for employment at Blue Origin must be a U.S. citizen or national, U.S. permanent resident (i.e. current Green Card holder), or lawfully admitted into the U.S. as a refugee or granted asylum.


Benefits include: Medical, dental, vision, basic and supplemental life insurance, paid parental leave, short and long-term disability, 401(k) with a company match of up to 5%, and an Education Support Program.

Paid Time Off: Up to four (4) weeks per year based on weekly scheduled hours, and up to 14 company-paid holidays.

Discretionary bonus: Bonuses are designed to reward individual contributions as well as allow employees to share in company results.

Eligibility for benefits varies by role type, please check with your recruiter for a comprehensive list of the benefits available for this role.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Blue Origin is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and is committed to attracting, retaining, and developing a highly qualified, diverse, and dedicated work force. Blue Origin hires and promotes people on the basis of their qualifications, performance, and abilities. We support the establishment and maintenance of a workplace that fosters trust, equality, and teamwork, in which all employees recognize and appreciate the diversity of individual team members. We provide all qualified applicants for employment and employees with equal opportunities for hire, promotion, and other terms and conditions of employment, regardless of their race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin/ethnicity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic factors, military/veteran status, or any other status or characteristic protected by federal, state, and/or local law. Blue Origin will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with applicable federal, state, and local laws, including the Washington Fair Chance Act, the California Fair Chance Act, the Los Angeles Fair Chance in Hiring Ordinance, and other applicable laws. For more information on “EEO Is the Law,” please see here.

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Applicants wishing to receive information on Blue Origin’s Affirmative Action Plans, or applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in the application and/or interview process, please contact us at EEOCompliance@blueorigin.com.

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