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Production Supervisor Precision Cleaning Facility



People & HR, Operations
Florida, USA
Posted on Tuesday, June 4, 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 part of a diverse and hardworking operations team, you will supervise a team of technicians in the precision cleaning, chemical processing, and inspection of aerospace hardware for various spaceflight systems. You will lead the team in all aspects of propulsion module, engine, and subassembly manufacturing. The Cleaning, Passivation, and Verification Lab is a critical part of the company’s Integrated Supply Chain.

Special Mentions

  • Travel expected up to 10% of the time
  • Shifts available:
  • Weekend "C" Shift (Friday, Saturday & Sunday)
  • Interviews will include a technical assessment

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Supervising personnel: recruiting, quarterly performance reviews, coaching, managing work schedule, and monitoring labor hours and overtime.
  • Promoting and inspiring teamwork and good employee morale.
  • Working with engineers to review design concepts, provide feedback for ease of processing, support development tests and contribute to process development.
  • Managing resource projections and personnel assignments to meet demanding schedules.
  • Providing status updates on hardware deliveries at daily schedule meeting.
  • Developing training and ensuring team members’ training records are accurate.
  • Ensuring all products meet quality standards in accordance with released engineering.
  • Maintaining stock of consumable items.
  • Ensuring all tools and equipment are maintained and calibrated.
  • Ensuring proper 5S and FOD controls are in place and adhered to.

Minimum Qualifications

  • 2+ years of leadership experience
  • 2+ years of manufacturing or maintenance of chemical, fluid, and mechanical components such as pumps, turbines, tubing, instrumentation, valves, and associated rocket components.
  • Knowledge of drawing and work order review, and familiarity with issue tracking systems.
  • Strong organization and people skills in a team environment with multiple dynamic priorities.
  • Ability to earn trust, maintain positive and professional relationships, and contribute to an inclusive culture.
  • 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

  • 1+ years leading teams working on fluid systems with applied chemistry fundamentals, including passivation per AMS2700 and verification per IEST-STD-CC1246.
  • Certification in and/or knowledge of precision cleaning, chemical processing (degreasing, passivation per AMS2700, etch), and hardware inspection per IEST-STD-CC1246.
  • Familiarity with standard aerospace manufacturing materials and chemical compatibility.
  • Experience inspecting and troubleshooting aerospace or military hardware.
  • Familiarity with CAD/CAM drawing package (Windchill, Creo, etc.).
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and ability to interface with software systems, databases and Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Ability to document and maintain accurate records, as well as correctly interpret drawings and prints.
  • Ability to use standard assembly tools and high-precision laboratory equipment (computerized microscopes, titrators, rotary flash evaporators, solvent distilling systems, etc).
  • Attention to detail, passion for space and for success.
  • Must be physically able to: Climb ladders and stairs, and work in small, restricted areas
  • Lift and carry 25 lbs.

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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