Engines Test Manufacturing Engineer II - Second Shift (R38600)

Marshall Space Flight Center, AL, United States

Full Time

21 days 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!  

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. This role supports the Blue Origin Engines business unit, focusing on the testing of engines and propulsion systems. Built for multiple uses, our family of engines is powering the next generation of rockets for commercial, civil, national security, and human spaceflight.


As part of a hardworking team of engineers, you will apply standard engineering methods to design, develop, and implement new or revised manufacturing & production processes for the efficient/economical production of aerospace products. You will be responsible for integration of design requirements into processes and procedures through research and development of manufacturing methods, tooling and equipment, facilities, and systems to produce a quality product. You will lead planning and development of engineering artifacts to enable the turning of raw materials into finished and discrete products that satisfy design/system requirements. You will provide guidance to design engineering on technical specifications that will best utilize equipment and manufacturing techniques and ensure that production processes and procedures are in compliance with contract specifications and applicable regulations.


Special Mentions

  • Relocation provided
  • Travel expected up to 20% of the time
  • Shifts available:
    • Second Shift: 


Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Develop new rocket engine integration processes
  • Translate engineering intent, drawings, and configurations into fully functional hardware by developing manufacturing work instructions to clearly define the following manufacturing processes: receiving inspection, integration, test, and maintenance
  • Closely lead integration build sequence, cost, quality, and schedule of hardware daily throughout the entire manufacturing process
  • When non-conformances and escapes are identified, deploy recovery strategies, perform root cause analyses, and run corrective actions
  • Lead hardware configuration and maintain pedigree throughout the entire test process
  • Define how to prepare hardware for test, qualification, and flight
  • Identify, develop, and deploy new manufacturing methods (or refine existing ones) to improve quality, reduce cost, and optimize the build schedule
  • Conduct DfMA and PFMEA studies to strengthen the feedback loop between design, build, and test
  • Perform engineering drawing reviews and provide final approval for manufacturing
  • Develop process control measures and evaluate them through statistical analysis
  • Interface with external suppliers and manufacturing partners to ensure that hardware and equipment are manufactured, processed, packaged, and delivered properly, on time, and budget
  • Support company-wide initiatives and long-term business goals


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical, Manufacturing, or Aerospace Engineering (other relevant fields may apply) from an ABET accredited university
  • 2+ years of relevant experience
  • Mastery of engineering fundamentals for mechanical design and manufacturing
  • Broad experience in hardware manufacturing: assembly, integration, instrumentation, cleaning, non-destructive testing, leak testing, final acceptance testing of integrated hardware, fabrication, machining, etc.
  • Tried experience and successful track record developing/starting new manufacturing processes
  • Strong intuition and judgment when faced with ambiguity and the need to make high-velocity decisions
  • 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


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master of Science in Mechanical, Manufacturing, or Aerospace Engineering (other relevant fields may apply) from an ABET accredited university
  • 4+ years of relevant experience


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.



Benefits include:  Medical, dental, vision, basic and supplemental life insurance, paid parental leave, short and long-term disability, 401(k) with a company match of up to 5%, and an Education Support Program.

Paid Time Off:  Up to four (4) weeks per year based on weekly scheduled hours, and up to 14 company-paid holidays.

Discretionary bonus: Bonuses are designed to reward individual contributions as well as allow employees to share in company results.

Eligibility for benefits varies by role type, please check with your recruiter for a comprehensive list of the benefits available for this role.


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.


California Applicant Privacy Notice

If you are a California resident, please reference the CA Applicant Privacy Notice here.

Related Jobs

Galileo Security Operations Officer

📍 Prague, Czechia

💰 59-88k

🕒 Full Time

📌 12 days ago

Head of Sales

📍 Paris, France

🕒 Full Time

📌 18 days ago

Cost Engineering Officer

📍 Prague, Czechia

💰 53-80k

🕒 Full Time

📌 19 days ago

Apply now