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Packaging Engineer

Blue Origin

Blue Origin

Florida, USA
Posted on Thursday, September 14, 2023

We are a diverse team of collaborators, doers, and problem-solvers who are relentlessly committed to a culture of safety. This position will directly impact the history of space exploration and will require your commitment and detailed attention towards safe and repeatable space flight. Join us in lowering the cost of access to space and enabling Blue Origin’s vision of millions of people living and working in space to benefit Earth.

As part of a diverse and hardworking team of specialists, and engineers, in this role you will be responsible for the design, implementation, and technical inventory management of packaging of hardware within the supply chain.

These tasks include:

  • Qualification and maintenance of packaging solutions for parts protection
  • Optimize production processes to enable material flow with expendable and reusable packaging
  • Review engineering drawings and specifications to understand physical characteristics, special handling, safety requirements, and material types required for packaging
  • Ensure proper labeling, storage, delivery, and handling
  • Resolve packaging quality issues, provide container maintenance and technical support
  • Organize critical packaging data to enable supply chain processes by tracking and tracing packaging inventory
    • Monitor packaging usage
    • Cycling
    • Re-orders
    • Alternatives
    • Adjust accurate inventory
    • Accurate location
    • coordinate the movement of shipping containers from site to site
  • Inspect and receive parts returning to stock from work orders
  • Initiate, log, monitor, and manage purchase orders and invoices for new and existing containers
    • Thorough communication of any potential schedule impacts
    • Blanket POs for general shipping support
  • Develope automated asset tracking systems
  • Create non-controlled drawings to support general shipping requirements

We are looking for someone to apply their technical expertise, leadership skills, and commitment to quality to positively impact safe human spaceflight. Passion for our mission and vision is required.


  • Completed Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Engineering, Operations, Supply Chain, Logistics, or equivalent education/experience.
  • Must have 1+ years of directly related experience (including internships, co-ops) in packaging or in an engineering role.
  • Ability to analyze engineering drawings and specifications to establish packaging requirements
  • Understanding of packaging equipment, packaging materials, and current packaging technologies
  • Proficiency in 3D CAD software
  • Experience with reading and interpreting engineering drawings and specifications
  • Experience with statistical analysis methods and related tools
  • Experience organizing and managing materials and process-related data in a company accessible database
  • Exceptional interpersonal communication, organizational, project management, and technical packaging skills
  • Knowledge of lean concepts
  • Knowledge of high-volume production processes
  • Experience with MRP or ERP systems
  • Ability to earn trust, maintain positive and professional relationships, and contribute to a culture of inclusion
  • 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.


  • Experience in manufacturing, aerospace, medical or military environments
  • Experience with all modes of transportation vendors
  • Experience with International Shipments
  • 49CFR Hazmat Certification for all modes of Transportation

Don’t meet every single requirement? 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 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.

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. For more information on “EEO Is the Law,” please see here and here.

Blue Origin will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the Washington Fair Chance Act, Los Angeles Fair Chance in Hiring Ordinance, and other applicable laws.

Affirmative Action and Disability Accommodation


Employee Benefits include: Medical, dental, vision, basic and supplemental life insurance, paid parental leave (must be employed at time of birth or adoption), short and long-term disability, 401(k) with a company match of up to 5%, and an Education Support Program available after 1 year of service.

Paid Time Off: Up to four (4) weeks per year based on weekly scheduled hours, and up to 14 company-paid holidays for all regular employees (including part-time), fixed-term, and interns.

Discretionary bonus: Employees may be eligible for discretionary bonuses in addition to base pay. Bonuses are designed to reward individual contributions as well as allow employees to share in company results.