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Director, Additive Manufacturing Production

Company: Blue Origin LLC
Location: Kent
Posted on: September 12, 2020

Job Description:

Director, Additive Manufacturing Production Kent, WA

Description:

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 spaceflight.

Responsibilities:

Oversee and guide the reliable and predictable production of additively manufactured parts for launch and space vehicle subsystems.

Lead, manage, and coordinate multiple teams of personnel responsible for developing, acquiring, qualifying, operating, and maintaining metallic and non-metallic additive manufacturing systems.

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 coaching.

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 continual improvement.

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 needed.

Qualifications:

Minimum of a B.S. degree in an engineering or manufacturing field.

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 attributes.

5+ years personnel leadership, management, and mentoring skills.

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 leadership skills.

Ability to oversee and guide root cause analysis efforts.

Experience leading and managing teams on fast-paced, complex projects.

Familiarity with best practices for certification, qualification, and training of manufacturing operations personnel.

Understanding and utilization of production scheduling, MRP/ERP systems.

Understanding and utilization of statistical process control.

Adept in process definition, development, deployment, measurement, and improvement.

Practiced with job-hazard analysis and other safety analysis practices.

Skilled in customer relations and expectation management.

Familiarity with best practices and tools related to manufacturing drawings, work orders, inventory systems, production control.

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 activities.

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 environment.

Knowledge of fabrication processes, integration processes, systems engineering best practices, test, quality and configuration management systems.

Experience managing facility level capital improvements and upgrades.

Blue Origin offers a phenomenal work environment and awesome culture with competitive compensation, benefits, 401K, and relocation.

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 workplace harassment.

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About Us Blue Origin was founded with a vision to enable a 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 launch vehicles and systems that are safe, reliable and affordable. Every launch vehicle is designed for human spaceflight from the beginning and able to ferry payloads to space.

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