DESCRIPTION: As part of a small, passionate and accomplished team of experts, you will lead production transition activities for components and subsystems integrated on rocket launch vehicles and spacecraft. This position will directly impact the history of space exploration and will require your dedicated commitment and detailed attention towards safe and repeatable spaceflight.
- Perform a hands-on engineering and liaison role between our design team and our manufacturing customers.
- Develop and improve processes across engineering, manufacturing, supplier, and business teams to manage hardware deliverables through Initial Manufacturing and Production Transition phases.
- Establish appropriate design, manufacturing, and supplier controls to support engineering handoff to operations.
- Lead supplier capability assessments, troubleshooting investigations, and First Article support.
- Provide expertise in design-for-test and design-for-manufacturing activities
- Lead projects to eliminate waste, reduce time-to-iteration, and improve outcomes.
- Conduct tests, interpret data, document results and communicate results.
- Maintain and report on activity schedule, budget, and technical status.
- Drive to root cause, corrective action, and preventive action.
- Mentor and educate on process architecture, execution, and improvements.
- B.S. degree in engineering or physics discipline.
- 5+ years of demonstrated resourcefulness and execution within complex, rapidly-changing manufacturing environments.
- Desire to work hands-on, both independently and as part of a team, throughout the development and production phases of the product lifecycle.
- Project management skills consistent with leading a team including suppliers through the complex Production Transition phase.
- Excellent attention to detail and strong task ownership, someone who demonstrates pride in all work and willingness to perform low-level tasks when needed.
- Strong written and oral communication skills.
- Experience with ERP systems, work order creation/management, and BOM structures.
- Experience in both development and production environments.
- Must be willing to travel up to 10% of the time.
- Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident (current Green Card holder)
- Passion for advancing the commercial space industry and human spaceflight.
- M.S. degree in mechanical, industrial, aerospace, or manufacturing engineering.
- Experience with 3D CAD software.
- Experience in small company, startup, or growth transition environments.
- Kaizen, Six Sigma, or related training.
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.