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Rocket Engine Production Engineer III

Company: Blue Origin
Location: Seattle
Posted on: February 12, 2024

Job Description:

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!Blue Origin is a rapidly expanding company with a singular focus on fulfilling our vision of millions of people living and working in space. The company celebrates strong collaboration, unique and innovative solutions, and passion for success. Blue Origin is searching for open-minded, high-judgement, enthusiastic candidates looking to join our diverse, team-based environment.As part of a small, passionate, and accomplished team, you will be responsible for developing solutions to challenges throughout all stages of the product lifecycle. As a Production Engineer, you will translate engineering intent, drawings, and configurations into fully functional hardware ready for test, qualification, and flight. Throughout the manufacturing process, you will also identify, develop, and deploy methods to improve quality, reduce cost, and optimize build sequence and schedules.We are looking for someone to apply their technical expertise, leadership skills, and commitment to quality to positively impact safe human spaceflight. Via collaborative efforts with the manufacturing organization, you will be guiding design for manufacturability, process development, and execution through hands-on floor support, communication, training, and documentation. Additionally, you will act as a negotiator between multiple and sometimes conflicting interests to optimize processes and designs. Passion for our mission and vision is required! Responsibilities:

  • Identify, develop, and deploy new manufacturing methods (or refine existing) to improve quality, reduce cost, and optimize build schedule
  • Translate engineering intent, drawings, and configurations into fully functional in-space propulsion hardware
  • Develop manufacturing work instructions to clearly define manufacturing processes
  • Define how to prepare hardware for test, qualification, and flight
  • Conduct DFMA and PFMEA studies to strengthen the feedback loop between design, build, and test
  • Perform engineering drawing review and provide final approval for manufacturing
  • Define and support repair and rework activities for in-space propulsion hardware
  • Design, procure, install, and integrate custom manufacturing equipment
  • Interface with external suppliers and manufacturing partners to ensure that hardware and equipment is manufactured, processed, packaged, and delivered properly, on time, and on budget
  • Perform root cause analyses when non-conformances and escapes are identified and deploy corrective actions
  • Manage hardware configuration and maintain pedigree throughout the entire build and test processQualifications:
    • Bachelors of Science in Engineering from an accredited university
    • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced, dynamic team environment supporting
    • 4-8 years of experience with component fabrication, precision assembly, and testing using a variety of methods, techniques, and materials
    • Ability to interpret engineering models, drawings, specifications, written work instructions, and test procedures
    • Strong aptitude for mechanical system design and hands-on fabrication experience
    • Experience with designing, measuring, modifying, and monitoring processes
    • Comfortable working with computers and engineering software (CAD, Scheduling, Issue Tracking, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc)
    • Ability to communicate clearly and appropriately at all levels of the organization
    • Exceptional organizational, analytical, and project management skills, particularly in regards to attention to detail
    • 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 asylumDon'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.Compensation range for on site WA applicants is $103,230-$151,404Compensation range for on site CA applicants is $103,230-$151,404Other site ranges may differ 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
      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 .

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