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Product Development Engineer III - New Glenn

Company: Blue Origin
Location: Merritt Island
Posted on: January 18, 2023

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 a Product and Process Development Engineer of a diverse team of collaborators, doers, and problem-solvers, we will work to develop hardware from concept to into fully functional hardware ready for test, qualification, and flight. Throughout the hardware development cycle, you will also identify, develop, and deploy methods and tools to improve quality, reduce cost, and optimize build sequences and schedules. As an integral member of the team, you will work closely with many team members and groups to strengthen the feedback loop between design, build, and test and accelerate the pace of rocket development.We are looking for someone to apply their technical expertise, and leadership skills, to positively impact safe human spaceflight. Passion for our mission and vision is required!Don'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.Responsibilities:

  • Develop high-level manufacturing work instructions to clearly define the following manufacturing process: receiving inspection, fabrication, assembly, test, integration, and refurbishment
  • Closely handle the cost, quality, build sequence, and schedule of hardware during the manufacturing life cycle
  • Perform engineering drawing review and provide final approval for manufacturing
  • Define and support repair and rework activities
  • Design, procure, install, and integrate custom manufacturing equipment and tools
  • Work with external suppliers and manufacturing partners to ensure that hardware and equipment are manufactured, processed, packaged, and delivered accurately, on time, and on budget
  • Perform capacity analysis and evaluate staffing requirements
  • Perform root cause analyses when non-conformances and escapes are identified and deploy corrective actions
  • Handle hardware configuration and maintain pedigree
  • Support hardware transition from development to production, including first article and qualification units
  • Identify and implement continuous improvement projects to improve safety, efficiency, quality and reduce cycle time, defects, and waste in the production environment.
  • Periodic travel to collaborate with production, engineering, management staff, and suppliers/vendors to support the development and production of New Glenn Tank components and manufacturing systems.Qualifications:
    • BS degree or higher in manufacturing engineering, mechanical engineering, process engineer, or related field
    • 5+ Years experience as a Manufacturing/Materials/Process/engineer
    • Proven experience with aerospace hardware, assembly, and manufacturing systems.
    • Knowledge and experience in CNC machining, forming, drilling and assembly of aerospace and high precision components.
    • Proven experience with large scale assemblies and fabrication
    • Ability to interpret engineering models, drawings, specifications, written work instructions, and test procedures
    • Ability to work effectively with a strong work ethic and close attention to detail in a fast-paced diverse team in a target rich environment.
    • Experience working in a product design or manufacturing environment
    • Experience with testing and qualification of hardware for flight applications
    • A demonstrated ability to work cooperatively with teams of diverse skills across large geographic distances
    • Outstanding interpersonal and analytical skills and a proven track record to drive sophisticated projects
    • Experience interacting with aerospace suppliers, including on-site engineering audits, technical interchanges, supplier qualifications and statistical process controls
    • Strong written, personal, technical, and software skills (CAD, Scheduling, Issue Tracking, MS Office Products, etc)
    • 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
    • Ability to earn trust, maintain positive and professional relationships, and contribute to a culture of inclusionCompensation range for on site CO applicants is $92,400-$135,520Compensation range for on site WA applicants is $100,800-$147,840Compensation range for on site CA applicants is $100,800-$147,840Other site ranges may differExport 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 holidaysDiscretionary bonus programs

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