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Manager, MRO and Engine Support Team



Customer Service
Multiple locations
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!

We are a diverse team of collaborators, doers, and problem-solvers who are relentlessly committed to a culture of safety and operational excellence. We will directly impact the history of space exploration and will require your diligent 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 an Engines Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) and Support Engineering Manager in a matrix organization, in Huntsville, AL, you will lead a hardworking and accomplished team of rocket engine specialists and develop team members to support current and future program needs. You will be responsible for the employee’s entire Blue Origin life cycle, including hiring, performance management, training and providing tools for career development. You will help to improve technical processes, standard methodologies, and tool development with an interdisciplinary team that supports flight engine maintenance operations and implements systemic solutions for operational and technical issues. The Engines MRO and Support Engineering team ensures that all flight critical maintenance is complete and works collectively with manufacturing engineers and the BE-4 program to support all aspects of flight engine maintenance, flight support work execution and engine delivery tooling and logistics. Collaboration across sites, organizations and departments is critical for the applicant of this role to be successful.

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


  • Minimum of a B.S. degree in Mechanical, Manufacturing, Electrical or Aerospace engineering (or relevant fields may apply)
  • 2+ years proven track record leading teams while shaping company-level policies and strategic direction
  • 5+ years of experience in rocket/aero engine testing, rocket/aero manufacturing or the like
  • Experience with MRO in aerospace industry
  • Proven ability overseeing, guiding, and mentoring fellow engineers
  • Strong coordination, personnel, and project management skills
  • Desire to work in a coordinated, fast paced, and dynamic environment
  • Track-record of promoting teamwork
  • Maintain employee training and development records
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Understanding of engines components such as turbopumps, combustion chambers, injectors, regulators, check valves, as well as electric, pneumatic and hydraulic valves, actuators and other fluid system components
  • Experience with anomaly investigations
  • Ability to be self-directed/self-starter while balancing several tasks at one time
  • Ability to earn trust, maintain positive and professional relationships, and develop a culture of inclusion within a team and across multiple organizations
  • Hands-on worker with passion for operational excellence and flawless execution
  • 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


  • M.S. degree or higher
  • 5-7+ years of maintenance, repair and overhaul management
  • Familiarity with rocket engine system operations, verification process and risk management
  • Experience with anomaly investigations
  • Knowledge of systems engineering practices
  • History of justifying, procuring, installing, and integrating custom manufacturing equipment
  • Experience in project planning and successful execution of projects to cost and schedule targets
  • Background in logistics systems management in high technology industry

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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