👷 Manufacturing Engineer II - In-space Propulsion

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Blue Origin is a rapidly growing company with a singular focus on fulfilling our vision of millions of people living and working in space. The company celebrates strong collaboration, unique and innovative solutions, and passion for success. We are searching for open-minded, high-judgement, enthusiastic candidates looking to join our diverse, team-based environment.

As part of a small, hardworking, and accomplished team, you will be responsible for developing solutions to manufacturing challenges throughout all stages of the product lifecycle. As a Manufacturing Engineer, you will work closely with programs and production, taking designs from concept to fully functional hardware. Throughout the manufacturing process, you will also help identify and develop methods to improve quality, reduce cost, and optimize build sequence and schedules.

In this role, you will partner with Blue Engines’ design engineers in developing and manufacturing in-space propulsion solutions for New Glenn first and second stages. Potential hardware could include components for reaction control systems, pumps, pressure systems, small thrusters, and catalyst reactors. This position will directly impact the history of space exploration and will require your dedicated commitment and detailed attention towards safe and repeatable human spaceflight.


  • Identify, develop, and deploy new manufacturing methods (or refine existing) to improve quality, reduce cost, and optimize build schedule
  • Translate engineering intent, drawings, and configurations into fully functional hardware
  • Develop manufacturing work instructions to clearly define manufacturing processes
  • Conduct DFMA and PFMEA studies to strengthen the feedback loop between design, build, and test
  • Define and support repair and rework activities for in-space hardware
  • Design, procure, install, and integrate custom manufacturing equipment
  • Collaborate with external suppliers and manufacturing partners to ensure that hardware and equipment is manufactured, processed, packaged, and delivered properly, on time, and on budget
  • Author dispositions when non-conformances and escapes are identified. Then perform root cause analyses and deploy corrective actions.
  • Lead hardware configuration and maintain pedigree throughout the entire build and test process
  • Past experience with catalyst development and processing is strongly desired


  • Bachelors of Science in Engineering from an accredited university
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced, dynamic team environment supporting constantly evolving design iterations
  • demonstrated ability in component fabrication, precision assembly, and testing using a variety of methods, techniques, and materials
  • Ability to interpret engineering models, drawings, specifications, written work instructions, and test procedures
  • Strong aptitude for mechanical system design and hands-on fabrication experience
  • Experience with designing, measuring, modifying, and monitoring processes
  • Comfortable working with computers and engineering software
  • Ability to communicate clearly and appropriately at all levels of the organization
  • Exceptional organizational, analytical, and project management skills, particularly in regards to attention to detail
  • Ability to earn trust, maintain positive and professional relationships, and strengthen our 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

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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United States, Kent, WA

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