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 professionals, you will be responsible for developing new thrust chamber fabrication processes for rocket engines. As a Thrust Chamber Fabrication Manufacturing Engineer, you will translate engineering intent, drawings, and configurations into fully functional hardware ready for test, qualification, and flight. Throughout the manufacturing process, you will also identify, develop, and deploy methods to improve fabrication quality, reduce cost, and optimize build sequence and schedules. As an integral member of the team, you will conduct DFMA and PFMEA studies to strengthen the feedback loop between design, build, and test in order to accelerate the pace of rocket engine development.
We are looking for someone to apply their technical expertise, leadership skills, and dedication to quality to positively impact safe human spaceflight. Passion for our mission and vision is required!
Identify, define, develop, implement, and optimize new or existing thrust chamber manufacturing processes (fabrication, inspection, cleaning, assembly, integration, and test)
Conduct fabrication DFMA and PFMEA studies to strengthen the feedback loop between design, build, and test
Provide data to drive decisions from DFM and PFMEA studies as well as historical actuals
Translate engineering intent, drawings, and configurations into fully functional hardware
Drive inputs to the selection of material and design
Define how to prepare hardware for manufacturing, test, qualification, and flight
Identify, develop, and deploy new fabrication manufacturing methods (or refine existing) to improve quality, reduce cost, and optimize build schedule
Develop thrust chamber fabrication manufacturing work instructions to clearly define the following manufacturing process: receiving inspection, fabrication, assembly, test, integration, and refurbishment
Closely manage cost, quality, build sequence, and schedule of hardware throughout the entire manufacturing process
Perform engineering drawing review and provide final approval for manufacturing
Develop fabrication process control measures and evaluation through statistical analysis
Define and support fabrication repair and rework activities
Design, procure, install, and integrate custom manufacturing equipment
Connect with external suppliers and manufacturing partners to ensure that hardware and equipment is manufactured, processed, packaged, and delivered accurately, on time, and on budget
Perform capacity analysis and evaluate staffing requirements
Perform root cause analyses when non-conformances and escapes are identified and deploy corrective actions
Manage hardware configuration and maintain pedigree throughout the entire build and test process
Passion for our mission: Millions of people living and working in space!
Bachelor of Science in Mechanical, Manufacturing, or Aerospace Engineering (other relevant fields may apply) from an accredited university (Master of Science preferred)
4+ years of direct thrust chamber fabrication, combustion device fabrication, manufacturing, or manufacturing engineering experience
Proficiency in engineering fundamentals for mechanical design and manufacturing
Experience in hardware manufacturing processes (i.e. castings, forgings, additively manufactured components, welding, machining, cleaning, non-destructive testing methods, tight tolerance assembly, leak testing, final acceptance testing of integrated hardware, working with large assemblies, etc)
Proven experience and successful track record developing/starting new manufacturing processes
Strong written, personal, technical, and software skills (CAD, Scheduling, Issue Tracking, Excel, Word, Outlook, etc)
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.
To conform to U.S. Government commercial space technology export regulations, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), 8 U.S.C. § 1324b(a)(3), applicants for employment at Blue Origin must be a U.S. citizen or national, lawfully admitted for permanent residence into the U.S. (i.e. current green card holder), or lawfully admitted as a refugee or granted asylum under 8 U.S.C. § 1157-1158. Learn more about the ITAR here .
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