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Manager - New Glenn Manufacturing Engineering - Composites Fabrication



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 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.

In this role you will lead and mentor a team of Manufacturing Engineers and Planners who are developing and supporting the design and fabrication of New Glenn’s composite products. You will share in the team’s impact on the industry by shaping New Glenn’s composites fabrication strategy. This role will require you to demonstrate your ability to interact with the vehicle to proactively improve design for manufacturability, eliminate barriers and solve unforeseen technical problems.


  • Enable the success of a team comprised of hard-working Manufacturing Engineers and Planners, providing mentoring, guidance, and support to all team members.
  • Perform capacity analysis, evaluate staffing requirements, and hire strong candidates to build a team consistent with our leadership principles.
  • Apply robust, consistent, and reliable engineering fundamentals and processes to ensure the highest quality of manufacturing engineering.
  • Identify, develop, and deploy new manufacturing methods (or refine existing) to improve quality, reduce cost, and optimize build schedule.
  • Closely manage cost, quality, build sequence, and schedule of hardware throughout the entire fabrication process.
  • Perform engineering drawing review and drive manufacturability into designs.
  • Perform root cause analyses when non-conformances and escapes are identified and deploy corrective actions.
  • Maintain hardware configuration and maintain pedigree throughout the build and test process.
  • Perform and lead others in the development of specific project plans, managing risks, tracking, reporting on status, and resolving blocking issues.
  • Work independently toward long-range objectives without appreciable direction and resolve technical objectives of assignments to develop approaches to solutions.


  • Bachelor’s degree in an Engineering field or equivalent
  • Experience with launch vehicle, spacecraft, satellite, and/or aircraft manufacturing environments.
  • 8+ years of related combined experience in manufacturing engineering, people leadership, or project management/program management roles at different levels within a manufacturing environment
  • Experience with mentoring engineers in the areas of career development, technical skills, and project management.
  • Previous experience in a product leadership role with significant technical project management responsibility and proven technical depth.
  • Experience leading product and people through various product lifecycle stages including concept, development, and production.
  • Extreme customer-focus with strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Proficient with the use of Microsoft Office suite of software
  • Ability to earn trust, maintain positive and professional relationships, and contribute to a culture of inclusion.
  • A demonstrated ability to work cooperatively with teams of diverse skills across large geographic distances.
  • 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 managing dynamic (e.g., growing, evolving) organizations, including planning, budget, schedule, quality, deliverables, reporting, staff, facilities, and interfaces.
  • Experience using schedule management tools such as P6 Primavera
  • Previous experience in a manager role with significant technical project management responsibility and proven technical depth

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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