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Manufacturing Engineer



Florida, USA
Posted on Friday, June 28, 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!

Operations: 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 part of a hardworking team of diverse specialists, technicians, and engineers (use as appropriate), you will provide technical expertise, leadership skills, and dedication to quality to positively impact safe human spaceflight. Our responsibilities include translating engineering intent, drawings, and configurations into fully functional hardware ready for test, qualification, and flight. Throughout the manufacturing process, we are responsible to improve quality, reduce cost, and to optimize build sequence. Our team also creates, interprets, and modifies work instructions and routings to convey procedures to technicians and trigger material planning.

If you share our passions and vision, thrive in a dynamic startup environment, excel with integrated multi-functional teams of diverse individuals, are experienced and skilled in several relevant technologies (even if perhaps not in the aerospace industry), and continuously seek out opportunities to learn and improve, then we would love to hear from you!

Special Mentions

  • Relocation provided
  • Work is in-person/factory facing

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Develop manufacturing work instructions to clearly define the following manufacturing processes: fabrication, assembly, test, integration, and refurbishment.
  • Manage quality, build sequence, and schedule for hardware manufacturing processes.
  • Perform engineering drawing impact assessments, reviews and approvals for manufacturing.
  • Disposition non-conformance repair and rework activities.
  • Design proper material handling and packaging solutions to protect hardware.
  • Manage hardware configuration and steward build and test pedigrees.
  • Lead efforts to identify, develop, and deploy designs and methodologies that improve operational excellence through quality, cost, design, and process improvements.
  • Support the manufacturing floor in assembly and installation, compliance to engineering requirements, discrepancy resolution, and component acceptance testing.
  • Perform a hands-on engineering and liaison role between our design, test, and operations teams and our manufacturing customers.
  • Investigate root causes, disposition vehicle discrepancies, and take ownership of preventative and corrective actions.
  • Drive design for manufacture and assembly (DfMA) into design

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical, Manufacturing, Industrial, Electrical, Chemical, or Aerospace Engineering.
  • 7 or more years direct manufacturing and manufacturing engineering experience.
  • Understanding of engineering fundamentals for mechanical design and manufacturing including solid understanding of GD&T.
  • Proficiency in business and engineering software (CAD, PLM, Scheduling, MSOffice, Windchill, etc).
  • Ability to develop processes compliant to industry quality systems such as AS9100.
  • Attentive and responsive with strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Experience with Design for Manufacture and Assembly (DfMA)
  • A demonstrated ability to work cooperatively with teams of diverse skills across large geographic distances.
  • Ability to earn trust, maintain positive and professional relationships, and contribute to a culture of inclusion.
  • Must be physically able to: support production floor activities; climb stairs and work in small areas; lift and carry 40 lbs.
  • 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

  • Aerospace/Launch vehicle experience.
  • Broad experience in hardware manufacturing: welding, assembly, integration, instrumentation, cleaning, packaging, fabrication, machining, etc.
  • General proficiency with CAD.
  • Experience with Manufacturing Execution Systems/Software and processes
  • Knowledge of fabrication processes, integration processes, systems engineering practices, test, quality, and configuration management systems
  • Understanding and applied experiences in Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma
  • Familiar with applicable industry standards

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.

Affirmative Action and Disability Accommodation

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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