Manufacturing and Test

DESCRIPTION:  As part of a small, passionate and accomplished team of experts, you will machine and fabricate flight vehicle components for various spaceflight systems.  You will share in the team’s impact on all aspects of with specific knowledge of aerospace tolerance and materials, you’ll set up and operate mills, lathes and multi-axis machines.  With minimal to no supervision, you must produce accurate components enabling first article and low rate production success on tight tolerance, high value parts. This position will directly impact the history of space exploration and will require your dedicated commitment and detailed attention towards safe and repeatable spaceflight.

  • Use design work orders, drawings and data to produce machined hardware
  • Setup and operate mills/lathes/multi-axis mills and multi-lathes/VTLs
  • Adjust feeds and speeds, as required
  • Cutter selection
  • Work to provided setup documentation
  • Communicate with programmers and designers
  • Design for Manufacturing feedback
  • Machine time estimates
  • Process improvement (both machining actual inputs and administrative process changes)
  • Maintain configuration control on files and job records
  • Safely work within an industrial environment

  • 10+ years of experience machining aerospace components
  • Experience with conventional and CNC mills and lathes
  • Excellent blue print reading skills including GD&T per ASME Y14.5M-1994
  • Proper cutter selection with appropriate materials
  • Ability to provide Design for Manufacturing feedback
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Stainless steel and aluminum experience 
  • Fluent in use of precision hand tools
  • Familiar with use of personal computers
  • Self-motivation and ability to prioritize projects to meet completion dates
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident (current Green Card holder)

  • Knowledge of Fanuc, Haas, Mori-Seiki and Siemens controls
  • Multi-axis lathe, mill and VTL experience
  • Machining of nickel-based stainless steel alloys, copper and titanium
  • Tooling and fixture design
  • NC programming skills, preferably Mastercam X6
  • Conversational programming on the machine
  • Experience operating heavy lifting equipment such as cranes and forklifts around flight critical hardware
  • CMM programming/operation
  • Outside processing knowledge (heat treat, plating, coating, EDM, grinding, etc.)
  • Experience machining tight tolerance, high value components
Blue Origin offers a phenomenal work environment and awesome culture with competitive salaries, benefits, 401K, and relocation.
Blue Origin is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We will review all qualified applicants for consideration of employment without regard to age, race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, pregnancy, religion, or disabilities. Blue Origin prohibits any form of workplace harassment.