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 lead a team of Production Control Specialists responsible for coordinating and controlling manufacturing activities for rocket engine production. You will share in the team’s impact on all aspects of production planning and control. This group will establish, maintain and coordinate production schedules with manufacturing and assembly areas. We put a strong emphasis on hands-on management ability, as our leaders are directly involved with projects and problem-solving, and lead through active engagement with the team.
Lead the Production Control Team of approx. 8-12 specialists (size of team may vary), including developing resource plans and profiles, conducting interviews, making hiring recommendations, assigning tasks, and conducting performance evaluations.
Managers must lead and manage the individuals who report to them, training and developing them, mentor and guiding their performance, and performing day-to-day managerial tasks such as representing the organization at meetings, coaching, communications, planning, organization, delegation, etc.
Effectively collaborate with other departments to maintain Production and Launch Operations schedules and material requirements.
Ensure continued training and skills development for the team, and mentor emerging team members.
Anticipate potential schedule and personnel risks, and generate ideas, insight and solutions to resolve or mitigate potential issues, followed by decisive action to implement solutions.
BA or BS degree or equivalent experience with emphasis in supply chain management and/or engineering.
Strong digital literacy and ability to learn new software/programs as opportunities or department needs arise.
Experience with ERP systems in a manufacturing environment.
Highly effective and professional verbal and written communication skills.
A proven track record of working cooperatively with teams of diverse skills across large geographic distances.
A continuous improvement mentality. Our job is never complete; we are always optimizing.
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.
5+ years’ experience working on development programs or production lines in both leadership and hands-on roles.
Experience in manufacturing, aerospace, auto or military environments is a plus.
Highly organized with strong attention to detail, and superior follow-up and follow-through skills.
Proven record of multi-tasking and prioritizing projects.
Highly upbeat and success driven!
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.
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 5% company match.
Paid Time Off: Provides up to 4 weeks per year, in addition to 14 holidays