Supervisor - Manufacturing Ops, & Assembly - Avionics (R36724)

Job Expired

Space Coast, FL, United States

Full Time

8 months ago

Job description

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!  

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, passionate, and accomplished team of experts, you will supervise a group of technicians in day-to-day execution of critical avionics component assembly, cleaning, and testing.  This position will be responsible for Safety, Quality, Cost, Schedule, and Morale.  


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! 


  • Oversee the day-to-day operations of the Avionics Fabrication Team, including developing resource plans and profiles, authorizing job descriptions, conducting interviews, making hiring recommendations, assigning tasks, and conducting performance reviews. 

  • Interface with area managers to prioritize work based on production schedule and organizational goals. 

  • Ensure product quality and conformance to engineering specifications. 

  • Develop and implement cost reductions processes and efficiency improvement measures. 

  • Implement and refine new manufacturing processes. 

  • Work with engineering to document and standardize production processes. 

  • Collaborate with engineering to develop production ready manufacturing approach. Review work instructions and provide recommended changes where necessary. 

  • Assure continued training and skills development to attract, develop, and retain great people. 

  • Setup new production work areas, including layouts, tooling, and equipment setup, etc. 

  • Assist with transition from development to production by working alongside engineering to successfully transition the product. 

  • Forecasting and developing recovery plans for constraints critical to vehicle delivery schedule. 

  • Identify and implement continuous improvement projects for area safety and efficiency. 

  • Responsible for forging a vision of a better future, strategizing on Blue Origin’s direction, and motivating your team to achieve Blue Origin’s overarching objectives by training, planning, directing, delegating, and monitoring success.  

  • Other duties as assigned or otherwise beneficial to fulfilling the mission and vision. 



  • Must have high school diploma or GED. 

  • Minimum of 5 years in a direct manufacturing position, working on aerospace programs or production lines heavily involving a range of manufacturing methods and techniques, in both leadership and hands-on roles; experience on aerospace production programs a plus. 

  • 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 dynamic team environment with rapidly changing roles and responsibilities 

  • Basic computer skills such as Windows, Microsoft Office, etc. 

  • Minimum of 5 years with harsh environment cable harness assemblies including power, signal, fiber optic, and high data rate cables

  • Demonstrates understanding and is able to apply continuous improvement terminology/tools:  LEAN, 5S, Six Sigma principles/DFSS/Lean design principles, Value Stream, and Kaizen 

  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in aerospace avionics/harnessing or related fields. 

  • Basic computer skills such as Windows, Microsoft Office, etc.

  • Extremely customer focused with strong verbal and written communication skills in English 

  • Ability to earn trust, maintain positive and professional relationships, and contribute to a culture of inclusion. 

  • Demonstrates understanding and is able to apply continuous improvement terminology/tools:  LEAN, 5S, Six Sigma principles/DFSS/Lean design principles, Value Stream, and Kaizen 

  • 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.


  • Strong background with respect to 5s and Six Sigma programs. 

  • Proficiency with resource loaded schedules using Primavera (P6), Open Plan, MS Project, or other software 

  • Experienced in a team-based Lean Manufacturing environment 

  • Familiar with existing applicable harness standards: IPC/WHMA-A-620A, NASA-STD-8739.4. 

  • Experience working in a cleanroom environment 

  • Knowledge of avionics fabrication and installation processes. 


Must be physically able to: 

  • Climb ladders and stairs, work in small, restricted areas. 

  • Lift and carry 50 lbs. 

  • Ability to successfully pass vision test (not color blind, 20/20 vision or corrected to 20/20) 

  • Work off-shift, extended hours, overtime, and weekends if/when necessary 

Inclusivity Statement

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.


Export Control Regulations

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.


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, including the Washington Fair Chance Act, the California Fair Chance Act, the Los Angeles Fair Chance in Hiring Ordinance, and other applicable laws. For more information on “EEO Is the Law,” please see here and here.


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