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Rocket Engine Integration/Assembly Manufacturing Engineer

Company: Blue Origin
Location: kent
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

We are a diverse team of collaborators, doers, and problem-solvers who are relentlessly committed to a culture of safety. This position will directly impact the history of space exploration and will require your commitment and detailed attention towards safe and repeatable space flight. Join us in lowering the cost of access to space and enabling Blue Origins vision of millions of people living and working in space to benefit Earth.

As part of a small, hardworking, and accomplished team of professionals, you will be responsible for developing new rocket engine integration and assembly processes. As a Manufacturing Engineer, you will translate engineering intent, drawings, and configurations into fully functional hardware ready for test, qualification, and flight. Throughout the manufacturing process, you will also identify, develop, and deploy methods to improve quality, reduce cost, and optimize build sequence and schedules. As an integral member of the team, you will conduct DFMA and PFMEA studies to strengthen the feedback loop between design, build, and test and accelerate the pace of rocket engine development. This position will directly impact the history of space exploration and will require your dedication and attention towards safe and repeatable human spaceflight.

We are hiring for Monday - Friday Day Shift, Monday - Friday Night Shift and Weekend Shift.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop new rocket engine integration and assembly processes
  • Translate engineering intent, drawings, and configurations into fully functional hardware by developing manufacturing work instructions to clearly define the following manufacturing processes: receiving inspection, fabrication, assembly, test, integration, and refurbishment
  • Closely lead build sequence, cost, quality and schedule of hardware throughout the entire manufacturing process
  • When non-conformances and escapes are identified, deploy recovery strategies, perform root cause analyses and run corrective actions
  • Coordinate hardware configuration and maintain pedigree throughout the build and test process
  • Conduct pre-ship reviews for major sub-assemblies and engines prior to movement between work centers and facilities, and hold post-ship debriefs to collect lessons learned
  • Define how to prepare hardware for test, qualification, and flight
  • Identify, develop, and deploy new manufacturing methods (or refine existing) to improve quality, reduce cost, and optimize build schedule
  • Conduct DFMA and PFMEA studies to strengthen the feedback loop between design, build, and test
  • Perform engineering drawing reviews and provide final approval for manufacturing
  • Develop process control measures and evaluate through statistical analysis
  • Work with external suppliers and manufacturing partners to ensure that hardware and equipment is manufactured, processed, packaged, and delivered accurately, on time, and on budget
  • Support company-wide initiatives and long-term business goals
  • We are looking for someone to apply their technical expertise, leadership skills, and commitment to quality to positively impact safe human spaceflight. Passion for our mission and vision is required!

    Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical, Manufacturing, Industrial or Aerospace Engineering (other relevant fields may apply) from an accredited university (Master of Science preferred)
  • Cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.5 or higher (on 4.0 scale)
  • Minimum of 3 years of direct manufacturing and manufacturing engineering experience (after graduation)
  • Proficiency in engineering fundamentals for mechanical design and manufacturing
  • Broad experience in hardware manufacturing: assembly, integration, instrumentation, cleaning, non-destructive testing, leak testing, final acceptance testing of integrated hardware, fabrication, machining, etc.
  • Proven experience and successful track record developing/starting new manufacturing processes
  • Strong intuition and judgement when faced with ambiguity and the need to make high velocity decisions
  • Strong written, personal, technical, and software skills (CAD, Scheduling, Issue Tracking, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc)
  • Ability to communicate clearly and appropriately at all levels of the organization
  • 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
  • ITAR Requirements

    To conform to U.S. Government commercial space technology export regulations, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), applicants for employment at Blue Origin must be a U.S. citizen or national, lawfully admitted for permanent residence into the U.S. (i.e. current green card holder), or lawfully admitted as a refugee or granted asylum under 8 U.S.C. 1157-1158. Learn more about the ITAR.

    Equal Employment Opportunity

    Blue Origin is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and is committed to attracting, retaining, and developing a highly qualified, diverse, and dedicated work force. Blue Origin hires and promotes people on the basis of their qualifications, performance, and abilities. We support the establishment and maintenance of a workplace that fosters trust, equality, and teamwork, in which all employees recognize and appreciate the diversity of individual team members. We provide all qualified applicants for employment and employees with equal opportunities for hire, promotion, and other terms and conditions of employment, regardless of their race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin/ethnicity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic factors, military/veteran status, or any other status or characteristic protected by federal, state, and/or local law. Blue Origin will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with applicable federal, state, and local laws. For more information on EEO Is the Law, please see here and here.

    Affirmative Action and Disability Accommodation

    Applicants wishing to view a copy of Blue Origins Affirmative Action Plans, or applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in the application and/or interview process, please contact us at EEOCompliance@blueorigin.com.

Keywords: Blue Origin, Kent , Rocket Engine Integration/Assembly Manufacturing Engineer, Other , kent, Washington

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