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Manufacturing Engineer - C-Shift - New Glenn Manufacturing Engineering



Seattle, WA, USA
Posted on Friday, June 7, 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 specialists, you will be responsible for developing and supporting the New Glenn sub-assembly processes for weekend shift (Friday-Sunday 5:00 to 5:30 PM PST). New Glenn is a single configuration heavy lift launch vehicle capable of carrying people and payloads routinely to Earth orbit and beyond. Featuring a reusable first stage built for 25 missions, New Glenn will build a road to space. As a Manufacturing Engineer, you will translate engineering intent, drawings, and configurations into fully functional hardware ready for test, qualification, and flight. Throughout the manufacturing process, you will also identify, develop, and deploy methods to improve quality, reduce cost, and optimize build sequence and schedules. You will create, interpret, and modify work instructions and routings to convey procedures to technicians and trigger material planning.

If you share our passions and vision, thrive in a dynamic startup environment, excel on integrated cross-functional teams of diverse individuals, are experienced and skilled in several relevant technologies (even if perhaps not in the aerospace industry), continuously seek out opportunities to learn and improve, and do not allow title or job description to limit the depth or breadth of your contributions, then we would love to hear from you.

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!

Special Mentions

  • Relocation provided
  • Shift: Friday-Sunday 5:00AM-5:30PM PST
  • Interviews will include a technical assessment

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Apply knowledge of aerospace manufacturing through the maintenance of the design and configuration integrity of complex components, subassemblies and installations.
  • Perform hands-on engineering and liaison role between our design team, our test team, our operations team, and our customers.
  • Drive producibility excellence into product designs – Lead efforts to identify, develop, and deploy designs and methodologies that improve operational excellence through work instructions, quality, cost, design, and process enhancements. Perform design for manufacture and assembly (DfMA) into the designs.
  • Support the manufacturing floor in assembly, compliance to engineering requirements, discrepancy resolution, and component acceptance testing.
  • Support and investigate root cause of discrepancies and take ownership of implementation of preventative/corrective action.
  • Support the product through initial design release and operational gated reviews by evaluating and aiding in the development of required artifacts.
  • Apply knowledge of manufacturing processes, tooling, equipment, and materials into part and build plan development. Authorize in-build redlines and recommend changes to improve the design.
  • Work hands-on, both independently and as part of a team, throughout the development and production phases of the product lifecycle.
  • Strong coordination and project management skills to track, manage, and prioritize multiple simultaneous tasks.
  • Ability to operate, make decisions, lead, and make forward progress in fast-paced, ambiguous environments.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical, Manufacturing, or Aerospace Engineering (other relevant fields may apply) from an accredited university.
  • 2+ years of relevant manufacturing and manufacturing engineering experience. Hardware manufacturing experience with structures, fluid systems, mechanical systems, or avionics systems, including but not limited to assembly, integration, instrumentation, cleaning, non-destructive testing, leak testing, machining, welding, surface coatings, harness/cable routings, or composite structures.
  • Strong written, personal, technical, and software skills.
  • Demonstrated operational excellence in implementing manufacturing process improvements.
  • Ability to earn trust, maintain positive and professional relationships, and strengthen our culture of inclusion.
  • 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.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Hands on experience with relevant aerospace hardware manufacturing processes (i.e. castings, forgings, additively manufactured components, welding, machining, cleaning, non-destructive testing methods, tight tolerance assembly, leak testing, final acceptance testing of integrated hardware).
  • Familiarity implementing new or improved tooling to aid manufacture, assembly, and acceptance testing.
  • Experience in 3D CAD programs (Creo Pro/E & Catia preferred)

Compensation range for on site WA applicants is $83,070-$116,298

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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