Sr. Quality Specialist
As part of a small, passionate and accomplished team of experts, you will develop and execute commercial quality processes for the design, test and manufacture of launch vehicles, spacecraft, and related technologies. You will be responsible to drive quality products throughout the organization by maintaining a corporate culture that emphasizes accountability, discipline, and attention to detail at all levels. You must have a passion for solving complex problems and providing operable solutions; act with minimal direction and on your own initiative; and be adaptable as you will work on a variety of applications and systems. We are looking for an individual that can support the quality initiatives around flight hardware and engine production. This position will directly impact the history of space exploration and will require your dedicated commitment and detailed attention towards safe and repeatable spaceflight.
Perform visual and dimensional inspections of internal flight hardware. As needed, support the review and inspection of supplier related hardware
Document First Article Inspection Reports for internally produced hardware
Monitor SPC activities as necessary
Provide training and/or assistance to other team members in the use of quality procedures and/or tools
Conduct process health assessments and internal audits for compliance with industry standards and provide ongoing objective evaluations of processes and documentation
Conduct follow-up and compliance audits to ensure process improvement and corrective / preventive action implementation and effectiveness
10+ years’ industry experience in an aviation/aerospace manufacturing environment with at least 8 years in a quality inspection role
Aerospace, space launch, military or commercial aviation preferred
Internal auditing experience
Familiarity with AS9100 or ISO9000 Quality Management System and/or related quality systems and programs
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.
Relevant experience in a start-up environment, transitioning a product from development, through production to operations
Relevant experience in AS9145, Advanced Product Quality Planning and Production Part Approval Process
Quality Management System audit experience
Quality performance measurement analysis capabilities (SPC)
Six Sigma Green Belt certification
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Compensation range for on site WA applicants is $115,758 - $169,778.40
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.
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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.