Subassembly Technician - 1st Shift (R37007)
Huntsville, AL, United States
20 days ago
At Blue Origin, we envision millions of people living and working in space for the benefit of Earth. We’re working to develop reusable, safe, and low-cost space vehicles and systems within a culture of safety, collaboration, and inclusion. Join our diverse team of problem solvers as we add new chapters to the history of spaceflight!
This role is part of Blue Origin Operations, which is comprised of Integrated Supply Chain, Facilities, and Security. This includes Manufacturing and Supply Chain support across all Blue Origin facilities.
As part of a small, passionate, and accomplished team of guides, you will be responsible for the assembly and development of Rocket Engine in one of the following areas: Valves, Combustion Devices, Turbomachinery, Avionics, Test. Your expertise will also drive improvements for rocket engine component’s design, maintenance, and refurbishment. Throughout the manufacturing process, you will 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 support 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 dedicated commitment and detailed attention towards safe and repeatable human spaceflight.
- Relocation provided
- Shifts available:
- First Shift
- Interviews will include a technical assessment
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- Precision assembly of rocket engine components: combustion devices, valves, turbomachinery, avionics, test
- Root cause and diagnostic component disassembly, repair, and work
- Hydraulic testing for valve actuation
- Nitrogen and Helium leak testing
- Preparation for environmental testing
- Hydro proof structural testing of components
- Detailed component inspection to tolerances of 0.0001in
- Creating and maintaining strict cleanliness requirements (liquid/gaseous oxygen compatibility)
- Support the design, procurement, installation, and integration of custom manufacturing and test equipment
- Help maintain inventory of tooling and equipment
- Safely work with hazardous systems, chemicals, and high-pressure operations
- 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
- Support DFMA and PFMEA studies to strengthen the feedback loop between design, build and test
- Support the development of manufacturing work instructions to clearly define the following manufacturing processes: receiving inspection, fabrication, assembly, test, and integration, and refurbishment
- Identify non-conformances and escapes, support and deploy corrective actions
- 0 to 8 years of direct valve, turbomachinery, or engine assembly experience
- Mastery of precision and tight tolerance assembly
- Strong ability to interpret engineering drawings
- Extensive experience reading and understanding specification and detailed work instructions
- Proven experience and successful track record developing new processes
- 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
- Ability to earn trust, maintain positive and professional relationships, and strengthen our 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 asylum.
- Physical Requirements:
- Climb ladders and stairs
- Lift and carry 50 lbs. for limited durations
- Work schedule may vary and depend on hardware and testing
- Remain flexible by working overtime and weekends (when necessary)
- Able and willing to travel for the first 6-12 months for training.
Don’t meet all desired requirements? 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 desired qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.
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Applicants 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.
Employee Benefits include: Medical, dental, vision, basic and supplemental life insurance, paid parental leave (must be employed at time of birth or adoption), short and long-term disability, 401(k) with a company match of up to 5%, and an Education Support Program available after 1 year of service.
Paid Time Off: Up to four (4) weeks per year based on weekly scheduled hours, and up to 14 company-paid holidays for all regular employees (including part-time), fixed-term, and interns.
Discretionary bonus: Employees may be eligible for discretionary bonuses in addition to base pay. Bonuses are designed to reward individual contributions as well as allow employees to share in company results.
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