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Pre Finish Technician - Castings



Arlington, WA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, June 5, 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 small, passionate, and accomplished team of experts, you will be responsible for the assembly and development of Rocket Engine components as part of the Casting operation, located at 18410 63rd Ave NE | Arlington, WA 98223. Your expertise will also drive improvements in rocket engine components design, maintenance, and refurbishment. Throughout the manufacturing process, you will identify, develop, and deploy methods to improve quality, reduce cost, and optimize build sequences and schedules. As an integral member of the team, you will support DFMA and PFMEA studies to strengthen the feedback loop between design, build, and test and accelerate the pace of rocket engine development. This position will directly impact the history of space exploration and will require your dedicated commitment and detailed attention toward safe and repeatable human spaceflight.

Special Mentions

  • Relocation provided
  • Shifts available:
    • Weekdays- Monday- Thursday (5:00 AM - 3:30 PM)
    • Weeknights- Monday-Thursday (3:30 PM- 2:00 AM)
  • Interviews will include a technical assessment
  • Multiple positions available

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Post-cast cleaning
    • Knockout
    • Waterblast
    • Plasma and/or abrasive cutting
    • Grinding
    • Walk-in Sandblasting
  • Lot traceability
    • Software transactions
    • Viropeen/part marking
  • Help maintain inventory of tooling and equipment
  • Safely work with hazardous systems, chemicals, and materials using the proper PPE
  • Identify, develop, and deploy new manufacturing methods (or refine existing ones) to improve quality, reduce cost, and optimize the build schedule
  • Support DFMEA and PFMEA studies to strengthen the feedback loop between design, build, and test
  • Support the development of manufacturing work instructions to clearly define the following manufacturing process: receiving inspection, fabrication, assembly, test, integration, and refurbishment
  • Identify non-conformances and escapes, support and deploy corrective actions
  • Manage hardware configuration and maintain pedigree throughout the entire build and test process
  • Occasional company truck trips to local vendors (no CDL required)
  • Other responsibilities as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 1 to 8 years of direct manufacturing experience, aerospace preferred
  • Experience reading and understanding specifications and detailed work instructions
  • Proven experience and successful track record in developing new processes
  • Basic computer skills for lot traceable transactions and work instructions
  • Ability to communicate clearly and appropriately at all levels of the organization
  • 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.
  • Physical Requirements:
    • Climb ladders and stairs
    • Lift and carry 50 lbs. for limited durations
    • Full respirator fit-testing required
    • Full blast suit (including helmet) required for sandblasting
    • Work schedule may vary and depend on hardware and testing
    • Remain flexible by working overtime and weekends (when necessary)

Compensation range for on site in Arlington WA applicants is $22.01-$30.82

Other site ranges may differ

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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