Vehicle Manufacturing Engineer

Manufacturing and Test

DESCRIPTION:  As part of a small, passionate and accomplished team of experts, you will be responsible for working closely with engineering design and company leadership to support all manufacturing efforts and equipment related to building various spaceflight systems. This includes owning the manufacturing and assembly work that is performed on a launch vehicle module, as well as delivery and commissioning of the various sub-systems in support of programmatic budgets and schedules. This position will directly impact the history of space exploration and will require your dedicated commitment and detailed attention towards safe and repeatable spaceflight.
  • Coordinate the manufacturing of a launch vehicle module, including structural, pneumatic, cryogenic, hydraulic and electrical systems integration.
  • Support/develop cost estimates for hardware, processes and organizations.
  • Develop overall assembly sequencing for vehicle assembly and make real-time adjustments as needed to deal with production issues.
  • Develop and maintain assembly and build schedules.
  • Interpret design engineering documents into work orders that direct touch labor on the vehicle integration floor.
  • Maintain documentation pedigree to support human capable flight.
  • Take ownership over configuration management of flight inventory.
  • Develop tooling concepts for assembly fixtures, procure and commission this equipment.
  • Support hardware integration on the floor and troubleshoot issues as they arise throughout the day.
  • Provide design for manufacturability review of vehicle designs, and make recommendations to improve quality, simplify operations and reduce cost.
  • Develop the internal specifications required to support the manufacture of human capable flight vehicles.
  • Develop process controls on critical manufacturing characteristics.
  • Develop and implement preventive actions related to discrepancies.
  • Take ownership of product quality, establishing procedures and processes to support continuous improvement.
  • Use of process mapping, Kaizen, and other tools to dramatically reduce cycle time, defects and waste.
  • Design and populate your assigned work center with equipment required to produce human capable launch vehicles.
  • B.S. degree or higher in Mechanical, Aerospace, Industrial Engineering or other relevant field
  • Proven experience and successful track record leading teams in a matrix organization
  • Strong written, personal, and computer skills. Ability to communicate clearly and appropriately at the executive leadership level and on the shop floor
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident (current Green Card holder)

Desired Experience
  • Experience working in a manufacturing, construction, or machine shop environment.
  • Lean Manufacturing and/or Six Sigma processes and implementation
  • Aerospace/Launch vehicle experience.
  • Experience with safety critical systems.
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.