Director, Additive Manufacturing Production Kent, WA
As part of a small, passionate, and accomplished team of skilled
professionals, you will be responsible for the production of
additive manufacturing supporting Blue Origin launch and space
vehicle programs. This is a hands-on position that requires
effective communication, high judgment, leadership of manufacturing
production operations, oversight of the development/acquisition and
qualification of manufacturing production capabilities,
understanding of manufacturing development and qualification
processes for components, root cause curiosity, team management,
and project management skills. This position will directly impact
the history of space exploration and will require your dedicated
commitment and detailed attention towards safe and repeatable
Oversee and guide the reliable and predictable production of
additively manufactured parts for launch and space vehicle
Lead, manage, and coordinate multiple teams of personnel
responsible for developing, acquiring, qualifying, operating, and
maintaining metallic and non-metallic additive manufacturing
Establish and maintain systems and processes to control all
elements of the additive manufacturing system: machines, material,
processes, tools, and people.
Oversee the planning, procurement, delivery, and establishment
of new manufacturing capacity and capabilities.
Collaborate and coordinate with internal customers and
manufacturing capability teams/suppliers to develop/acquire and
qualify manufacturing capabilities and capacity in anticipation of
and response to program customer needs and expectations.
Lead and manage the additive manufacturing workcenter leadership
team including: recruiting, performance reviews, training, and
Oversee and drive the measurement, analysis, reporting, and
improvement of workcenter and team performance.
Take ownership of interfaces with other manufacturing
workcenters and other business functions; guide identification,
prioritization, and implementation of improvements required to
increase the overall effectiveness of the manufacturing system.
Instill a culture of continuous improvement through problem
identification, root cause analysis, corrective actions, and
Define, manage, plan, and monitor budgets and schedules for raw
material, operational expenses, labor, and capital projects.
Participate in company-wide process definition and improvement
for manufacturing processes, business processes, production
planning, lessons learned, and other standards/processes as
Minimum of a B.S. degree in an engineering or manufacturing
10+ years experience with progressive responsibilities in
manufacturing in an area such as launch vehicles, spacecraft,
aircraft, automotive, medical devices, power generation systems,
semiconductors, electronics, pharmaceuticals, etc.
Understanding of additive manufacturing in production, research,
or prototyping environments.
Quality mindset with special attention to safety and
mission-critical product and/or manufacturing process
5+ years personnel leadership, management, and mentoring
3+ years management of large budgets or profit/loss at a
department, program, project or higher level(s).
3+ years project management, schedule management, and team
Ability to oversee and guide root cause analysis efforts.
Experience leading and managing teams on fast-paced, complex
Familiarity with best practices for certification,
qualification, and training of manufacturing operations
Understanding and utilization of production scheduling, MRP/ERP
Understanding and utilization of statistical process
Adept in process definition, development, deployment,
measurement, and improvement.
Practiced with job-hazard analysis and other safety analysis
Skilled in customer relations and expectation management.
Familiarity with best practices and tools related to
manufacturing drawings, work orders, inventory systems, production
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.
Master’s degree or MBA is a plus.
Experience managing high-mix, low-volume production
Hands-on experience planning and conducting hazardous or
critical operations in a safe and effective manner.
Knowledge of high-performance metal alloys.
Experienced with the design, analysis, qualification, and
production of manufactured components.
Deep expertise with additive manufacturing in production,
research, or prototyping environments.
Experience transitioning manufacturing capabilities from
development/acquisition to production in an aerospace
Knowledge of fabrication processes, integration processes,
systems engineering best practices, test, quality and configuration
Experience managing facility level capital improvements and
Blue Origin offers a phenomenal work environment and awesome
culture with competitive compensation, benefits, 401K, and
Blue Origin is an equal opportunity employer . In addition
to EEO being the law, it is a policy that is fully consistent with
Blue's principles. All qualified applicants will receive
consideration for employment without regard to status as a
protected veteran or a qualified individual with a disability, or
other protected status such as race, religion, color, national
origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic
information, pregnancy or age. Blue Origin prohibits any form of
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future where millions of people are living and working in space to
benefit Earth. In order to preserve Earth, Blue Origin believes in
the need to enable humanity to expand, explore, find new energy and
material resources, and move industries that stress Earth into
space. Blue Origin believes it has an important role in building a
road to space and lowering the cost of getting there. At Blue
Origin, we’re working on this today by developing fully reusable
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