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Sr Engineer - Tooling Operations - Ground Support Equipment (Weekend Shift F,S,Su)



Customer Service, Operations
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.

Blue Origin is developing the next generation launch and space vehicle manufacturing facility on Florida’s Space Coast at our Orbital Launch Site Manufacturing Complex. We are in search of an Operations Engineer who will work embedded with a production team of technicians and in a work center to ensure the smooth operation of production tooling used for lunar vehicle manufacturing and testing. This is engineer will coordinate the needs of the work center with a design and engineering team to ensure that any tooling modifications, repair or maintenance are preformed to minimize downtime and impacts to lunar vehicle production and operations. They will interface directly with vehicle production, launch systems, and other test and operational groups. We put a strong emphasis hands-on technical ability, as our engineers are directly involved with, equipment operation, trouble-shooting, and active engagement with engineering and maintenance personnel.

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!


On the floor tooling support:

  • Work embedded as on floor to tool support to work center tooling needs.

  • Identify tooling deficiencies, concerns, and opportunities.

  • Support Maintenance and Calibration activities

  • Support Preventative Maintenance planning

  • Fabrication support

  • Support Tool Checkout and Commissioning, onsite and at Vendor

Design Engineering Support :

  • Act as liaison to design team to support emergent tooling needs and modifications to existing tooling.

  • Define Tooling requirements.

  • Define Tooling Con-ops.

  • Participate in Design Reviews

  • Review tool use instructions.

  • Create tooling request tickets.

  • Handle technical production concerns as an ops engineer

  • Elevate larger issues to design team.

  • Participate in PRR’s (Production Readiness Reviews)

  • Understand design specifications, performance specifications, fabrication specifications, acceptance test procedures, and maintenance plans, for tooling.

  • Coordinate with engineering and production control to ensure operational requirements are captured in work orders authored by manufacturing engineers.

CAD Support:

  • Open and navigate model and drawings in PTC Creo

  • Interpret drawings

  • Create concepts for presentation purposes (also can be done with, AutoCAD, PowerPoint, hand sketch, etc. )

Windchill Support:

  • Search Windchill for released documents

  • Understand release state

  • Review and sign off CN’s (Change Notices)


  • Passion for our mission: Millions of people living and working in space!
  • Minimum of a bachelors college degree in mechanical, aerospace, electrical, structural, industrial, or manufacturing engineering; or other major requiring engineering or manufacturing core courses
  • 5 years’ experience with mechanical systems (mechanisms, power transmission components, hydraulics, fluids systems, etc.), electrical systems/components, control systems, support frames/structures, and/or lifting fixtures.
  • Experience coordinating and prioritizing work
  • Familiarity manipulating models and reading drawings/schematics
  • 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.


  • Experience with CAD modeling and drawings in PTC Creo.
  • Experience with revision control and data configuration in Windchill.
  • Experience authoring and executing maintenance work orders
  • Experience working on aerospace development programs, production lines, or field operations in both design and hands-on roles; experience on commercial development programs a plus
  • Extremely customer focused with strong communication skills
  • A demonstrated ability to work cooperatively with teams of diverse skills across large geographic distances
  • Hands on fabrication, assembly, or maintenance 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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