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Sr. Manufacturing Systems Engineer



Software Engineering
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 part of a diverse and hardworking team of specialists and engineers, you will champion and develop manufacturing process requirements and standards for the company. Embedded in the manufacturing organizations, you will help develop and support standards, processes, tools, and specifications around design for manufacturability, process development and execution, communication, training, and documentation. Additionally, you will act as a negotiator between multiple and sometimes conflicting interests in the pursuit of organization optimization. You will share in the team’s impact on all aspects of manufacturing process creation, testing, and analysis.

We are looking for someone to apply their technical expertise, leadership skills, and dedication to quality to positively impact safe human spaceflight.

Passion for our mission and vision is required!

General Responsibilities:

  • Partner with multi-functional teams to develop, document, and train on manufacturing processes
  • Convert and expand area best practices into company wide standards and specifications
  • Build tools to drive design for manufacturability and assembly (DfMA) into products
  • Champion producibility into the gated review procedure by crafting artifact templates and guidance
  • Acting company wide expert on the processes and standards supported


  • Bachelors of science in engineering from an accredited university or equivalent experience.
  • Experience in process definition, development, deployment, and qualification
  • Proficiency guiding technicians and engineers through process development and execution as an acting process expert
  • Ability to communicate effectively, clearly, and with humility to customers
  • Strong coordination and project management skills to track, manage, and prioritize multiple, simultaneous tasks
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills that foster positive professional relationships.
  • Utilization of lean manufacturing methods for problem solving
  • Proven understanding of common fabrication and integration processes including machining, welding, sheet-metal bending, lifting/rigging, assembly, inspection, etc.
  • Focus toward world-class quality, attention to detail, and dedication
  • Passion for spaceflight and space exploration
  • 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


  • 10+ years of professional engineering experience
  • Familiar with applicable industry standards
  • Excellent technical writing, grammar, and presentation experience
  • Experience with risk assessment, management, and mitigation.
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, or launch vehicle experience

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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