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Manufacturing Process Engineer III - Precision Cleaning & Contamination Control (C-Shift)



Florida, USA
Posted on Thursday, June 6, 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. This position will directly impact the history of space exploration and will require your 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 part of a diverse and hardworking team of engineers and technicians, you will provide engineering and test services that will enable assessment, analysis and production of materials and processes for various spaceflight systems. You will share in the team’s impact on all aspects of safe and repeatable spaceflight.

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


  • Provide technical expertise on cleaning, passivation, verification, and contamination control activities in a spacecraft manufacturing environment and precision clean facilities.

  • Development processes and procedures for Precision Cleaning, Clean Rooms, and Controlled work areas, including layouts, tooling, equipment procurement and setup

  • Provide day-to-day support to production of Blue Origin space vehicle systems with an primary focus on precision cleaning and contamination control.

  • Participate in the development and optimization of new process specifications and procedures

  • Support non-conformance resolution through evaluation and disposition development

  • Perform failure analysis of materials and root cause corrective action analysis of processes

  • Engage with design and operations on sustaining and refurbishment activities, to include operational maintenance requirements and standard repair development

  • Communicate technical concepts and results to program, manufacturing, and engineering stakeholders


  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution with a concentration in a relevant engineering discipline (materials, chemical, mechanical, aerospace, electrical, etc) or physical sciences

  • Understanding of AMS 2700, IEST-STD-CC1246E and ISO 14644 processes and procedures

  • Knowledge in precision cleaning processes and contamination control practices

  • Knowledge of operational and facility requirements supporting contamination control imposed throughout a product lifecycle

  • Experienced in reviewing engineering drawings and specifications to provide insight and interpretation for production and operations personnel

  • Ability to develop M&P processes, qualification and scaling for production

  • Experience with operations support, resolving real-time requests and issues and delivering high quality results

  • Extremely customer focused with strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Experience supporting multiple tasks with competing priorities, delivering results and clearly communicating risks, issues and help needed

  • A demonstrated ability to work cooperatively with teams of diverse skills across large geographic distances

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

  • A continuous improvement mindset. Our job is never complete; we are always optimizing

  • 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


  • Master’s degree from an accredited institution with a concentration in a relevant engineering discipline (materials, chemical, mechanical or aerospace) or physical sciences

  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience in the fabrication, application and evaluation of aerospace materials and products

  • Experience resolving non-conformances and developing MRB and standard repair procedures

  • Experience with additional materials related technologies beyond contamination control; including corrosion control, adhesive bonding, coating systems, metallurgy, joint design, welding, structural assembly, machining, composites.

  • Experience with testing and physical characterization methods for metallic and/or non-metallic materials

  • Knowledge of materials compatibility with Cryogenics, hypergolics, and space environments and familiarity with unique requirements for space systems such as outgassing, flammability, et al

  • Knowledge of operational and facility requirements supporting contamination control, corrosion protection, electrical bonding and grounding, environmental controls (e.g., temperature, relative humidity, packaging) imposed throughout a product lifecycle

  • Knowledge of testing and physical characterization methods for aerospace materials

  • Knowledge of material failure modes and compatibility with materials in space and marine environments

  • Experience with Windchill, Gensuite, JIRA, Confluence, AutoCAD, Pro/Engineer, SolidWorks and MATLAB/Simulink

  • 5S and Lean Six Sigma experience

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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