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Production Support Specialist II - Second Shift



Customer Service
Seattle, WA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, June 11, 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 a Production Support Specialist, your role will be to ensure a stream of work is always readily available for delivery to our technicians. You will work within the Manufacturing, Operations, and Assembly team to manage the velocity of parts to the work cells, respond to requests for replacement parts or additional parts, and transport parts and completed assemblies either back to inventory or forward to the next stage of assembly.

This is a hands-on position that requires strong communication, organization, attention to detail and problem solving capabilities.

Specials Mentions:

  • Second Shift: Monday – Thursday (3pm - 1:30am)
  • Relocation Provided

Responsibilities include but not limited to:

  • Coordinate with Production Control to strategically control the flow of materials to manufacturing work centers.
  • Reconcile any part discrepancies vs. request list; coordinate with Production Control to order replacements or request spares if necessary.
  • Coordinate interdepartmental activity with warehouse, quality inspection, non-conformance review board, purchasing, and logistics.
  • Schedule and expedite the movement of parts by means of move orders, stock transfers and requests for shipping orders
  • Work cross functionally to expedite any material shortages with Production Control and other production areas.
  • Continuously monitor and respond to technician parts needs, including replacements for non-conforming parts, delivery of fasteners and shop stock, moving assemblies to inventory or to the next work center, and other similar duties as requested.
  • Read and understand part transportation requirements specified on the work order.
  • Monitor the flow/velocity of jobs through the production line and partner with Production Control to ensure work completes on time to schedule.
  • Monitor the velocity of the disposition of MRB and stranded material.
  • Enter material transactions in ERP system.
  • Process Scrap and obsolete inventory from WIP locations as required.
  • Prepare for, conduct, and assist in reconciliation of cycle counts.
  • Knowledge of backflush and Kanban process.
  • Must be able to work well with others, take direction and execute swiftly, be mindful of process improvement opportunities, and be able to problem solve.
  • Identify, catalog, and report manufacturing delays, sources, and resolutions needed to Operations Supervisors and Managers
  • Aggressively enforce safe material handling practices

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 2+ years of supply chain experience
  • Experience with Materials Requirement Planning (MRP) or Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems, and/or inventory control applications.
  • Experience with activities related to planning and/or scheduling.
  • Experience working with a cross functional team
  • Good verbal and written communications skills
  • Demonstrates understanding and is able to apply continuous improvement concepts.
  • Ability to lift 50lbs. unassisted
  • Lifting, standing, climbing, bending, grasping, sitting, pulling, pushing, stooping, stretching, and carrying are generally required to perfume the functions of this position
  • Willingness to utilize powered lifting equipment, fork lifts, pallet jacks, hoists, lift tables etc. to support safe hardware handling operations.
  • Excellent Communication Skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • 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:

  • Flexible to work varied shifts, overtime, weekends and travel on occasion
  • Based upon job duties, may need to work in various areas that may cause exposure to fumes, dust, toxic or caustic chemicals (well below OSHA and ACGIH exposure guidelines), outdoor weather, moving mechanical parts and/or be part of a hearing conservation program due to noise levels around certain equipment.
  • Must wear appropriate personal protective equipment as necessary.
  • Ability to handle multiple duties concurrently based on workload dispersion, program priorities and management and customer decisions.
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Strong computer skills, familiar with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.

Compensation range for on site WA applicants is $24.60-$33.39

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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