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Manufacturing Engineer II - Final Assembly - Weekday Nights



Huntsville, AL, USA
Posted on Wednesday, July 3, 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 Manufacturing Engineers, you will be responsible for supporting the Final Assembly area for the BE-4 rocket engine. As an Assembly Manufacturing Engineer, you will implement new processes, evaluate process capability, and support transitioning processes to production. A passion for improvement and for rockets is required. In this position you will work on assembly of the final engine in a fast-paced environment. The team is always looking for new ways to improve our process and accelerate manufacturing. As an integral member of the team, you will use data to drive process improvements, relay engineering requirements, and support manufacturing processes. 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.
This is a second shift position with a schedule of Monday to Thursday, 3 pm to 1:30am

We are looking for someone to apply their technical expertise, leadership skills, and commitment to quality to positively impact safe human spaceflight. The permanent location of this position is Huntsville, Alabama, and passion for aerospace and our mission and vision is required!

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Define, develop, implement, optimize, and own rocket engine assembly, integration, and test processes.
  • Translate engineering intent, drawings, and configurations into fully functional hardware by developing manufacturing work instructions to clearly define the following manufacturing processes: receiving inspection, fabrication, assembly, test, integration, and refurbishment.
  • Closely manage build sequence, cost, quality, and schedule of hardware daily throughout the entire manufacturing process.
  • Conduct DFMA and PFMEA studies to strengthen the feedback loop between design and build.
  • Provide data to drive decisions from DFMA and PFMEA studies as well as historical actuals.
  • Perform root cause analysis when non-conformances and escapes are identified and deploy corrective actions.
  • Create and maintain BOM’s, routings and work instructions for engine assemblies.
  • Create/modify manufacturing work instructions to disposition Non-conformances quickly.
  • Utilize lean manufacturing methodology for process development and problem solving.
  • Design, procure, install, and qualify custom manufacturing equipment/fixtures.
  • Troubleshoot and operate equipment as required.
  • Travel required for training and other support activities.
  • Collaborate closely with internal customers (M&P engineers, test technicians, manufacturing engineers, management, and design/analysis engineers) to define requirements and align tools to meet company objectives.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical, Manufacturing, Industrial, or Aerospace Engineering (other relevant fields may apply) from an accredited university.
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience with manufacturing engineering
  • Understanding of engineering fundamentals for mechanical design and manufacturing including working knowledge of GD&T.
  • Strong written, personal, technical, and software skills (CAD, Scheduling, Issue Tracking, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc)
  • Can demonstrate creating English work instructions for technicians and inspectors.
  • Must have worked in an electronic MES system making real time redlines.
  • Must be able to work second shift and have flexibility to move shifts as needed.
  • Open to working extended hours when required.
  • Attention to detail and drive to deliver results.
  • Passion for rockets, space, the team, and our mission is a must!
  • Past work with processing non-conformances
  • Ability to earn trust, maintain positive and professional relationships, and contribute to a culture of inclusion.
  • 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:

  • 4+ years of manufacturing engineering experience.
  • Extensive prior experience in high-rate assembly lines for aerospace and/or automotive.
  • Ability to develop processes compliant to industry quality systems such as AS9100.
  • Understanding of rocket engine components and systems.
  • Work in Creo and Creo Illustrate is desired.
  • Developing new assembly lines and process flows.

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.

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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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