👷 Manufacturing Engineer III - Avionics and Harnessing

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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.

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. As part of a small, passionate, and accomplished team, you will be responsible for developing manufacturing solutions for avionics and harnessing. As a 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 develop and deploy methods to improve quality, reduce cost, and optimize build sequence and schedules.

In this role, you will partner with design engineers, avionics engineers, quality and technicians in developing and manufacturing complex avionics assemblies supporting all Blue Origin programs.

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!


  • Passion for our mission of millions of people living and working in space!

  • Develop and define avionics and harnessing build, test and assembly processes

  • Develop manufacturing work instructions to clearly define the following manufacturing processes for avionics and harness components: fabrication, assembly, test, integration, and refurbishment

  • Closely lead build sequence, quality and schedule of hardware every day during the assembly process.

  • Support non-conformances and escapes and deploy recovery strategies, perform root cause analyses and lead corrective actions

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

  • Conduct reviews for major harness and avionics assemblies prior to movement between work centers and facilities, and capture lessons learned

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

  • 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

  • Collaborate with external suppliers and manufacturing partners to ensure that hardware and equipment is manufactured, processed, packaged, and delivered accurately, on time, and on budget


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

  • At least 5 years of direct manufacturing experience working with avionics or harnessing in support of aerospace vehicles.

  • Comprehensive understanding of J-STD-001, IPC-620 and IPC-610 standards

  • Experienced in applying commercial and military specifications and standards related to PWA, CCA, cables and harness.

  • 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

  • Ability to communicate clearly and appropriately at all levels of the organization

  • 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.

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.

Blue Origin will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the Washington Fair Chance Act, Los Angeles Fair Chance in Hiring Ordinance, and other applicable laws.

Affirmative Action and Disability Accommodation

Applicants wishing to receive information on 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.


Employee Benefits include: Medical, dental, vision, basic and supplemental life insurance, short and long-term disability and 401(k) with up to 4% company match.

Paid Time Off:  Provides up to 4 weeks per year, in addition to 11 holidays

Blue Origin

Blue Origin

United States, Kent, WA

Posted 3d ago