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Finishing Technician



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 guides, you will help in the manufacturing processing of flight vehicle components for various spaceflight systems. You will share in the team's impact on all aspects of aerospace manufacturing while deburring/hand finishing accurate components enabling first article success on tight tolerance high value parts. This position will directly impact the history of space exploration and will require your dedicated dedication and detailed attention towards safe and repeatable spaceflight.

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

Special Mentions

  • Relocation provided
  • Shifts available:
    • Weekdays- Monday- Thursday (5:00 AM- 3:30 PM)
    • Weeknights- Monday- Thursday (3:30 PM- 2:00 AM)
  • Multiple positions available


  • Review planning/engineering, work instructions and tooling to verify appropriate work process and quality requirements before starting job.

  • Perform accurate and timely completion of all job order documentation and associated paperwork, part counts, tie-in information, etc.

  • Apply hand tools and small power tools, safely remove burrs, blend and create edge breaks.

  • Lapping/polishing surfaces to meet blueprint requirements.

  • Final product hand finishing.

  • Read and interpret blueprints to verify configuration meets requirements.

  • Apply measuring equipment such as gauges, scales, calipers, etc.

  • Performs daily and regular cleaning including light maintenance tasks on machinery and equipment.

  • Work with team members and others using Lean/Continuous Improvement processes to develop and use process improvements that positively impact operations by reducing waste, reducing safety risks and improving quality.

  • Use interpersonal and communication techniques, working in a team environment, and dealing with a wide variety of personalities and communication styles.

  • Perform other tasks as advised by Supervision/Management including but not limited to assisting non-production plant and administrative tasks.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Passion for our mission: Millions of people living and working in space!

  • Experience with pencil, orbital and angle grinders.

  • Proper abrasives and tool selection for appropriate materials.

  • Ability to provide Design for Manufacturing feedback.

  • Excellent communication skills.

  • Must have hand eye coordination.

  • Knowledge in use of precision hand tools.

  • Familiar with use of personal computers.

  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as work orders, drawings, internal and customer specifications, manuals, and safety laws.

  • Ability to perform mid-level math skills efficiently and accurately (including addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division using whole numbers, fraction and decimals).

  • Self-motivation and ability to prioritize projects to meet completion dates.

  • Must be physically able to climb ladders, stairs, work in small/restricted areas, and lift and carry 25 lbs.

  • Must be able to work assigned shift, as well as weekends and overtime, when vital.

  • 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.

  • Ability to earn trust, maintain positive and professional relationships, and contribute to a culture of inclusion

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Hard metal experience.

  • Blueprint reading skills including GD&T per ASME Y14.5M-1994 standard.

  • Experience deburring experience of nickel-based stainless-steel alloys, copper, titanium.

  • Experience operating heavy lifting equipment such as cranes and forklifts around flight critical hardware.

  • Experience deburring tight tolerance, high value components.

Compensation range for on the 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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