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Quality Engineer - Launch Operations Construction

Company: Blue Origin
Location: Merritt Island
Posted on: January 19, 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 part of a small team, you will develop and execute commercial quality processes for the design, test and manufacture of launch infrastructure, launch vehicles, spacecraft, and related technologies. You will be responsible to drive quality products throughout the organization by maintaining a corporate culture that emphasizes accountability, discipline, and attention to detail at all levels. You must have a passion for solving complex problems and providing operable solutions; act with minimal direction and on your own initiative; and be adaptable as you will work on a variety of applications and systems. We are looking for an individual that can implement innovative quality initiatives that will support the development and construction of the New Glenn orbital launch site, as well as transition into a role supporting the integration of payloads for the New Glenn orbital vehicle.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! Responsibilities:

  • Work hand-in-hand with General Contractors and subcontractors to develop and execute the project-specific QA/QC plan with scopes of work and work procedures
  • Implement project-specific QA-QC Plan in coordination with the project safety plan
  • Establish and maintain working relationships with construction company, architects, consultants, subcontractors and vendors to ensure that the QA/AC Plan delivers a fully compliant project
  • Understand the project execution plan and coordinate Quality Control procedures at appropriate stages of the work and in line with the project schedule
  • Conduct testing and inspections and arrange for third-party testing and inspections, as well as analyze and report the results
  • Direct removal and replacement of, as well as document all nonconforming materials and / or workmanship concerns. Document compliance after corrective work is completed prior to starting any subsequent work.
  • Develop and implement quality inspection processes for launch vehicle pad construction, as well as the integration and launch of the New Glenn vehicle
  • Measure, analyze, and improve quality system performance consistent with organizational quality goals
  • Integrate quality system applications between engineering, manufacturing, test and operations to ensure the consistent and ongoing use of quality best practices and communication of quality issues
  • Facilitate trouble shooting of quality issues with diverse teams, lead causal analysis activities to drive to root cause and corrective action. Includes supporting General Contractor during nonconformance investigations and oversee corrective actions are identified and implemented
  • Perform periodic audits of the application of the Blue quality system
  • Recommend initiatives and/or changes that will improve product and system quality
  • Support planning and execution of AS9100 certification of launch site operations by 2021
  • Set Quality Plan requirements for subcontractor proposals and evaluate subsequent bidsQualifications:
    • Minimum of a B.S. in engineering or science
    • 1-3 years' industry experience in the engineering field
    • 1-3 years' construction experience that bridges both field and engineering responsibilities
    • Knowledge of construction process, means and methods, and materials, their characteristics, installation procedures and tolerances.
    • Quality assurance experience in operations and testing environment
    • Aerospace, space launch, or military or commercial aviation preferred
    • Knowledge of design for inspection or testability
    • Familiarity with AS9100 or ISO9000 Quality Management System and/or related quality systems and programs
    • Ability to earn trust, maintain positive and professional relationships, and contribute to a culture of inclusion
    • 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 asylumDesired:
      • Quality construction experience with large structures, with preference around human-rated systems
      • Quality assurance experience around the integration and launching of space vehicles
      • Quality Management System audit experience
      • Quality performance measurement analysis capabilities
      • Experience/familiarity working to consensus construction codes such as ASCE 7, ACI 318, NFPA 70/NEC, etc.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.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 holidaysDiscretionary bonus programs

Keywords: Blue Origin, Melbourne , Quality Engineer - Launch Operations Construction, Engineering , Merritt Island, Florida

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