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Manufacturing Engineer II - Rocket Engine Combustion Devices (A Shift)



Huntsville, AL, USA
Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 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 part of a hardworking team of diverse specialists, technicians, and engineers, you will be responsible for developing new fabrication processes for rocket engine injectors, pre-burners, and combustion devices. As a Combustion Devices Manufacturing Engineer, you will translate engineering intent, drawings, and configurations into fully functional hardware ready for test, qualification, and flight. Throughout the manufacturing process, you will also identify, develop, and deploy methods to improve fabrication quality, reduce cost, and optimize build sequence and schedules. As an integral member of the team, you will conduct DFMA and PFMEA studies to strengthen the feedback loop between design, build, and test and accelerate the pace of rocket engine development. This position will directly impact the history of space exploration and will require your dedicated commitment and detailed attention towards safe and repeatable human spaceflight.

Special Mentions

• Relocation provided

• Travel expected up to 0% of the time

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Identify, define, develop, implement, and optimize new or existing combustion manufacturing processes including fabrication, inspection, cleaning, assembly, integration, and test.
  • Conduct fabrication DFMA and PFMEA studies to strengthen the feedback loop between design, build, and test.
  • Provide data to drive decisions from DFM and PFMEA studies as well as historical actuals.
  • Translate engineering intent, drawings, and configurations into fully functional hardware.
  • Drive inputs to the selection of material and design.
  • Define how to prepare hardware for manufacturing, test, qualification, and flight.
  • Identify, develop, and deploy new fabrication manufacturing methods (or refine existing) to improve quality, reduce cost, and optimize build schedule.
  • Develop combustion fabrication manufacturing work instructions to clearly define the manufacturing process from receiving inspection to refurbishment.
  • Closely lead cost, quality, build sequence, and schedule of hardware throughout the entire manufacturing process.
  • Perform engineering drawing review and provide final approval for manufacturing.
  • Develop fabrication process control measures and evaluation through statistical analysis.
  • Define and support fabrication repair and rework activities.
  • Design, procure, install, and integrate custom manufacturing equipment.
  • Collaborate with external suppliers and manufacturing partners to ensure accurate and timely manufacturing, processing, packaging, and delivery of hardware and equipment.
  • Perform capacity analysis and evaluate staffing requirements.
  • Perform root cause analyses and deploy corrective actions when non-conformances and escapes are identified.
  • Manage hardware configuration and maintain pedigree throughout the build and test process.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical, Manufacturing, or Aerospace Engineering (Master of Science preferred), or equivalent experience in the field.
  • 3+ years of direct manufacturing and manufacturing engineering experience.
  • Experience in welding, brazing, joining, machining, and fabrication techniques.
  • Proficiency in engineering fundamentals for mechanical design and manufacturing.
  • Experience in hardware manufacturing, including castings, forgings, additively manufactured components, welding, machining, cleaning, non-destructive testing methods, tight tolerance assembly, leak testing, and final acceptance testing of coordinated hardware.
  • Confirmed experience and a successful track record in developing and starting new manufacturing processes.
  • Excellent written, interpersonal, technical, and software skills (CAD, Scheduling, Issue Tracking, Excel, Word, Email, etc).
  • Ability to communicate clearly and appropriately at all levels of the organization.

At Blue Origin, we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment for all employees. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

We also offer reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities and provide adjustment measures throughout the recruitment and selection process to ensure equal opportunities for qualified applicants. If you require any accommodations, please let us know, and we will be happy to assist you.

Join us in our ambitious mission to revolutionize space technology and explore new frontiers. Apply now to be a part of our exceptional team at Blue Origin!

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.

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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.

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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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