Manager - MFG Process Engineering

Space Coast, FL, United States

Full Time

a month 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 diverse and hardworking team of experts you will directly support program execution for Process Engineering for all Blue Origin products. We are seeking a Manufacturing Process Engineering Manager for the Cable and Harness Shop. You will work with innovative processes for various spaceflight systems. You will share in the team’s impact on all aspects of manufacturing engineering. Day to day responsibilities will include the Manufacturing Plan Development, managing all Work Order Authoring, and provide Mentoring and Career Path Development to your enrolled employees. The company celebrates strong collaboration, unique and innovative solutions, and passion for success.

We are searching for a proactive, service-oriented individual with excellent oral, written and interpersonal skills who thrives in a fast-paced environment to positively impact safe human spaceflight. Passion for our mission and vision is required!

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Enable the success of a team comprised of hard-working Manufacturing Process Engineers and Planners, providing mentoring, guidance, and support to all direct reports.

  • Perform capacity analysis, evaluate staffing requirements, and hire strong candidates to build a team consistent with our leadership principles.

  • Apply robust, consistent, and reliable engineering fundamentals and processes to ensure the highest quality of manufacturing engineering.

  • Review and understand companywide processes and command media to ensure proper compliance.

  • Define how to prepare hardware for test, qualification, and flight.

  • Drive research and development hardware into a repeatable production product

  • Identify, develop, and deploy new manufacturing methods (or refine existing) to improve quality, reduce cost, and optimize build schedule.

  • Closely manage cost, quality, build sequence, and schedule of hardware throughout the entire fabrication process

  • Perform engineering drawing review and drive manufacturability into designs.

  • Develop process control measures and evaluation through statistical analysis.

  • Define and support repair and rework activities.

  • Design, procure, install, and integrate custom manufacturing equipment.

  • Perform root cause analyses when non-conformances and escapes are identified and deploy corrective actions.

  • Design proper material handling and packaging to protect hardware throughout the fabrication and test process.

  • Manage hardware configuration and maintain pedigree throughout the entire build and test process.

  • Ensures the consistent application and proper communication with production operations of requirements to support fabrication needs, including schedule, capacity planning, equipment, facilities and infrastructure.

  • Perform and lead others in the development of specific project plans, managing risks, tracking, reporting on status, and resolving blocking issues.

  • Work independently toward long-range objectives without appreciable direction and resolve technical objectives of assignments to develop approaches to solutions.

  • Work closely with your customer, the production work center leadership.


  • Bachelor of Science in Electrical, Mechanical, Manufacturing, Industrial, or Aerospace Engineering (other relevant fields may apply) from an accredited university.

  • 5+ years of experience in manufacturing engineering

  • Project management experience including identification of scope, project planning, and scheduling within an R&D or start-up environment

  • Experience working in a product design or manufacturing environment.

  • Experience with assembly and integration of launch vehicles across a range of launch vehicle subsystems including avionics, fluids, and mechanical

  • Aerospace/Launch vehicle experience.

  • Experience with safety critical systems.

  • Experience with mentorship of engineers in the areas of career development, technical skills, and project management

  • Extremely customer focused with strong verbal and written communication skills

  • A demonstrated ability to work cooperatively with teams of diverse skills across large geographic distances

  • 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 asylum.

  • A continuous improvement mindset. Our job is never complete; we are always optimizing.


  • Aerospace wiring harness fabrication experience to include transition to semi or full automation

  • Experience establishing and transition processes from initial Engineering and Manufacturing Development (EMD) phase to full rate production (FRP)

  • Intense curiosity for understanding the details of our business and how to optimize it

  • 3+ years technical leadership experience

  • General proficiency with CAD.

  • General proficiency with GD&T

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.

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