Production Services Manager - Orbital Launch Site Manufacturing Complex

Manufacturing and Test

DESCRIPTION: Blue Origin is developing the next generation launch and space vehicle manufacturing facility on Florida’s Space Coast at our Orbital Launch Site Manufacturing Complex. We are in search of a Production Services Manager who will lead a team of technicians and manufacturing specialists in machining, forming, welding, cleaning, testing, and other manufacturing methods. This team is chartered with bringing hardware designs to reality by operating and programming manufacturing and test equipment by established work instructions, design standards, and quality requirements. The Production Services group team members directly interface with, and take daily production direction from, process and product teams. We put a strong emphasis on hands-on technical ability, as our leaders are directly involved with projects and problem-solving, and manage through active engagement with the team.
  • Oversee technical aspects of production services including assessing manufacturing methods and techniques, coordinating with product / manufacturing engineering to select production equipment, overseeing installation of production equipment, and auditing product quality and personnel safety
  • Build and manage the Production Services Team, including developing resource plans and profiles, authoring job descriptions, conducting interviews, making hiring recommendations, assigning tasks, conducting performance reviews, and reinforcing the importance of safety
  • Project group expenditures and budgets, including developing estimates for materials and capital assets
  • Interact with groups and departments outside of manufacturing including launch and space system engineering, product development, and operations
  • Assure continued training and skills development for team members, and mentor early career team members
  • Conduct manufacturability and producibility assessments with manufacturing and engineering, under direction of the Production Integration group
  • Represent Production Services group in program and technical reviews, as required
  • 15+ years’ experience working on production lines heavily involving a range of manufacturing methods and techniques, in both leadership and hands-on roles; experience on aerospace production programs a plus
  • A college degree in aerospace, mechanical, industrial, or manufacturing engineering; physics, or other major requiring engineering or manufacturing core courses is a plus
  • Must be able to set a high hiring bar while evaluating and hiring top talent
  • Extremely customer focused with strong communication skills 
  • A demonstrated ability to work cooperatively with teams of diverse skills across large geographic distances
  • A continuous improvement mindset. Our job is never complete; we are always optimizing.
  • Intense curiosity for understanding the details of our business and how to optimize it
  • Exceptional organizational and analytical skills, and a proven ability to drive complex projects with minimal oversight
  • Applicant must be a United States citizen or permanent resident alien