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Supervisor - GS1 Sub-Assemblies (B-Shift)



People & HR, Operations
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.

As the supervisor of a hardworking and accomplished team of technicians, you will set technical direction, build team members to support current and future program needs, be responsible for employee life cycle including hiring, performance management, training, and providing tools for career development. You will help to improve technical processes, best practices, and tool development around focused areas of launch vehicle fluids and pneumatic system assemblies.

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!

Responsibilities (include but are not limited to):

This is a B Shift position (M-Th 16:00-02:30). Must be able to work flexible shifts as necessary.

  • Supervise GS1 Sub-Assemblies Technicians in day-to-day operations with an emphasis on Safety
  • Conduct performance reviews
  • Support recruiting efforts (conducting technical screens/participating in panel interviews)
  • Responsible for establishing work assignments, employee training, overtime assignments and back-up for absent employees
  • Maintain and communicate work center schedule status to ensure the team is meeting customer expectations
  • Provide first level escalation support to employees regarding HR issues (employee relations, worker’s compensation, disciplinary actions, timecards, PTO requests)
  • Identify Continuous Improvement opportunities and implement changes to improve processes, drive efficiencies, and reduce cycle and setup times
  • Maintain all work center programs. These programs include Safety, FOD, 5S, Lean, and Clean-as-you-Go practices
  • Ensure all team members accurately follow print requirements, work instructions, quality requirements, and processes
  • Ensure accurate technician staff data recording - namely clock-in/clock-out activities
  • Provide continued training and skills development for team members, and mentor early career team members
  • Ensure start-up readiness for production

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 2+ years of leadership experience
  • 7+ years of experience working in a product development, production manufacturing, or fabrication shop environment processing components to aerospace standards
  • Root cause and corrective action analysis experience
  • Understand the department KPI’s metrics to improve performance
  • Strong communication skills with a heavy customer focus
  • Must have a continuous improvement mindset
  • Clear understanding of production versus development environments
  • Fluent in use of precision hand tools
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively - in writing, in person, and via video calls
  • Self-motivation and ability to prioritize projects to meet completion dates
  • Ability to earn trust, maintain positive and professional relationships, and contribute to a culture of inclusion
  • Work wherever, whenever - however best to help your team succeed. This will include extended hours and weekends, and all shifts when vital. Occasional remote work and/or flexible schedule is available when possible.
  • 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:

  • Strong experience with fluids and pneumatic systems
  • 5S, Lean Manufacturing or Kaizen experience
  • Proficiency in interpreting engineering models, drawings, specifications, written work instructions, and test procedures
  • Exceptional organizational, analytical, and coordination skills
  • Continuous improvement mentality. Our job is never complete; we are always refining and improving where possible
  • Curiosity for understanding the details of our business and how to optimize it
  • Experience in new product introduction
  • Experience in a team-based Lean Manufacturing environment
  • Experience in Aerospace/Launch vehicles

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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