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Supply Chain Engineer - Spinforming

Company: Blue Origin
Location: Kent
Posted on: November 18, 2022

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 Origin's vision of millions of people living and working in space to benefit Earth.As part of a hardworking team of diverse Supply Chain Engineers, you will enable and support the application of critical spunform components in the design of ground equipment, engines, launch vehicles, and in-space projects. Armed with a deep technical understanding of capabilities in the supply base, you will be the voice of manufacturability to bridge the gap between internal program engineering and Blue Origin's critical spinforming supplier partners. You will support engineering functions in the design process and procurement functions in supplier award decisions.Accountabilities include the technical direction and communication to the spinforming supply base, working closely with the suppliers to develop and sustain suitable manufacturing processes to satisfy part and program requirements. You will own technical risk identification and mitigation strategies. This includes being the first on-site at the spinforming supplier to engage and facilitate failure investigations and RCCA activity as needed.This position is commodity focused and strategically positioned with visibility and ownership across all Blue Origin business unit applications. You will leverage this advantage to create and drive continuous improvement actions to standardize engineering definitions, supplier program milestone communications, and technical risk identification and tracking tools. Recovering or maintaining critical schedules and ensuring requirement conformance by mitigating technical obstacles in the supply base will be your primary responsibilities.Because this position supports all business units and applications across Blue Origin, a broad working technical knowledge of spun form components of various sizes, alloys, environments, applications, and inspection criteria is essential. Strong creative problem-solving, collaboration, and communication skills are critical traits of a successful candidate.This position reports to the Sr. Manager of Supply Chain Engineering - Metallic Forms and partners closely with the spinforming procurement team, communicating regularly with supply chain program management, commodity management, program engineering, and various imbedded materials and processes groups. The selected candidate will apply their technical expertise, leadership skills, and commitment to operational excellence to positively impact safe human spaceflight. Passion for our mission and vision is required!Qualifications:

  • B.S. degree or higher in mechanical, materials, industrial, or manufacturing engineering
  • 8+ years of directly related spinforming experience
  • Able to commit up to 50% travel
  • Fundamental knowledge of spinforming processes across a variety of materials (aluminum and copper minimum) and working knowledge of industry standard requirements
  • Working knowledge of non-destructive testing methods including industry specifications and requirements
  • Hands-on experience in new product development, including developing spinforming design, process and heat treatment parameters to achieve elevated mechanical property and microstructure requirements
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with a strong ability to articulate technical problems to non-technical audiences
  • Working knowledge of fault tree analysis and value stream or process flow mapping
  • Ability to learn, grow and tackle new challenges in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong attention to detail and task ownership, with demonstrated pride in work and willingness to perform low-level tasks when needed
  • 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.Desired:
    • Nickel and titanium spinforming experience
    • Large and/or contoured component spinforming experience
    • Experience in hardware manufacturing processes (i.e., castings, forgings, additively manufactured components, welding, machining, cleaning, non-destructive testing, tight tolerance assembly, leak testing, etc.)
    • Experience supporting design and manufacturing teams in an aerospace environment, including preparing specifications, test reports, and design substantiation documentationExperience defining spinforming qualification requirements with suppliersThe expected salary range for the position is displayed in accordance with the Colorado Equal Pay for Equal Work Act. Final agreed upon compensation is based upon individual qualifications and experience. Estimated hourly wage (Colorado only): $68K- $113KDon't meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that some people are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single desired qualification. At Blue Origin, we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace, so if you're excited about this role but your past experience doesn't align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.Export Control RegulationsApplicants for employment at Blue Origin must be a U.S. citizen or national, U.S. permanent resident (i.e. current Green Card holder), or lawfully admitted into the U.S.as a refugee or granted asylum.Equal Employment OpportunityBlue 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.Blue Origin will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the Washington Fair Chance Act, Los Angeles Fair Chance in Hiring Ordinance, and other applicable laws.Affirmative Action and Disability AccommodationApplicants wishing to receive information on Blue Origin's 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.BenefitsEmployee Benefits include: Medical, dental, vision, basic and supplemental life insurance, short and long-term disability and 401(k) with up to 5% company match.Paid Time Off: Provides up to 4 weeks per year, in addition to 14 holidays

Keywords: Blue Origin, Kent , Supply Chain Engineer - Spinforming, Other , Kent, Washington

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