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Manufacturing Engineer III - New Product Introduction



Florida, USA
Posted on Thursday, June 27, 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 looking for Manufacturing Engineers to join us on building the road to space.

In this role you will be responsible for providing manufacturing definition in support of Blue Origin’s New Glenn derivatives initiatives. This role will follow the product from early concept development, through design reviews, and into production.

Tasks will include creating build & flow documents, identifying required production tools, creating manufacturing BOMs, authoring work instructions, determining build schedules, and executing build of flight hardware on the production flow. You will work in a cross functional team role with tooling engineering, facilities engineering, and project management functions.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Creating build & flow artifacts including items like build plan, duration estimates, index plan, condition of assembly, and PFMEAs
  • Performing trades with vehicle level and subsystem design teams to better enable fabrication and integration of parts
  • Leading development efforts to optimize the current build plan to reduce critical path durations
  • Following the build onto the floor and be the technical point of contact during build execution
  • Standing up the work center that the vehicle will be produced in by identifying and procuring required tools, providing facility requirements for space or utilities, and organizing the overall work area

Minimum Qualifications

  • Prior experience working on aircraft or spacecraft structural assembly, fluids integration, avionics integration, or similar experience; total of five years of working experience
  • Experience driving a product from concept development into production
  • Experience with a variety of hardware manufacturing practices including drilling, shimming, fastening, fluids integration, avionics integration, instrumentation, precision cleaning, non-destructive testing, leak testing, orbital tube welding, and machining
  • Proven ability building trusting and effective working relationships that improve team performance and deliver results
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong organizational and analytical skills
  • Strong digital literacy (MS Office, MS Project, MS Visio, and Agile Management tools such as Jira, Confluence or AirTable)
  • 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.
  • BS of Engineering from an accredited college or university. ABET is preferred and others will be considered

Preferred Qualifications

  • Hands on experience with building flight hardware
  • Experience with launch vehicle, spacecraft, or satellite development, production, or operations
  • Experience in prioritizing hardware procurement and fabrication and communicating these priorities to the team

Compensation range for on site WA applicants is $103,230-$144,522

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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