👷 Manufacturing Engineer - Vehicle Integration, New Shepard (Second Shift)

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B Shift (3PM-12AM Mon-Fri)

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 hardworking team of diverse specialists, technicians, engineers, you will be responsible for working closely with engineering design and company leadership to support all manufacturing efforts and equipment related to building various spaceflight systems. This includes owning the manufacturing and assembly work that is performed on a launch vehicle module, as well as delivery and commissioning of the various sub-systems in support of programmatic budgets and schedules.

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!


  • Support B Shift (3PM-12AM Mon-Fri) production operations
  • Coordinate the manufacturing of a launch vehicle module, including structural, pneumatic, cryogenic, hydraulic and electrical systems integration.
  • Develop overall assembly sequencing for vehicle assembly and make real-time adjustments as needed to deal with production issues.
  • Interpret design engineering documents into work orders that direct touch labor on the vehicle integration floor.
  • Maintain documentation pedigree to support human capable flight.
  • Take ownership over configuration management of flight inventory.
  • Develop tooling concepts for assembly fixtures, procure and commission this equipment.
  • Support hardware integration on the floor and solve issues as they arise throughout the day.
  • Provide design for manufacturability review of vehicle designs, and make recommendations to improve quality, simplify operations and reduce cost.
  • Help develop the internal specifications required to support the manufacture of human capable flight vehicles.
  • Develop process controls on critical manufacturing characteristics.
  • Develop and implement preventive actions related to discrepancies.
  • Take ownership of product quality, establishing procedures and processes to support continuous improvement.
  • Use of process mapping, Kaizen, and other tools to reduce cycle time, defects and waste.
  • Design and populate assigned work center with equipment required to produce human capable launch vehicles.


  • B.S. degree or higher in Mechanical, Aerospace, Industrial Engineering or other relevant field
  • 5+ years of demonstrated resourcefulness and execution within complex, rapidly-changing manufacturing environments.
  • Project management skills and proven track record leading cross-functional teams
  • Strong written, personal, and computer skills. Ability to communicate clearly and appropriately at the executive leadership level and on the shop floor
  • Excellent attention to detail and strong task ownership, someone who demonstrates pride in all work and willingness to perform low-level tasks when needed.
  • Desire to work hands-on, both independently and as part of a team, throughout the development and production phases of the product life cycle.
  • Experience with ERP systems, work order creation/management, and BOM structures.
  • 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.
  • Ability to work second shift hours


  • Experience with launch vehicle, aircraft, or spacecraft manufacturing and integration preferred. Experience with other types of vehicles (automotive, heavy equipment, marine, etc) or other types of complex assemblies may able be applicable.
  • Passion for advancing the commercial space industry and human spaceflight.
  • Lean Manufacturing and/or Six Sigma processes and implementation
  • Experience with safety critical systems.
  • Knowledge of systems engineering practices, manufacturing fabrication and assembly processes, and quality control
  • Experience in both development and production environments.
  • Experience with 3D CAD software, 2D and 3D engineering drawings
  • Familiarity with best practices regarding safety, the use of pneumatics, hydraulics, avionics, and cleanliness
  • Familiarity with common NDT methods, including visual, dye penetrant, ultrasound, x-ray, CT scan, Eddy Current, XRF scan

ITAR Requirements

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

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. For more information on “EEO Is the Law,” please see here and here.

Affirmative Action and Disability Accommodation

Applicants wishing to view a copy of Blue Origin’s Affirmative Action Plans, or applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in the application and/or interview process, please contact us at EEOCompliance@blueorigin.com.

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