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Supply Chain Engineer III – Composites

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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.

As part of a hardworking team of diverse Supply Chain Engineers, you will enable the application of industry leading composites technology solutions in the design of ground, launch, and in space vehicles by rapidly maturing executable requirements for trusted supplier partners that fulfill program demand.  This function’s primary responsibility is to streamline the technical definition of composites structure leading bridging of the gap from internal program engineering to the supply base capability. You will improve standard work for the acquisition of composites structure and overwrapped pressure vessels across Blue’s programs while maintaining an acute awareness of the technical health status of ongoing acquisitions under your technical supervision.  The successful candidate will have a demonstrated track record of technically defining and oversight of manufacturing and inspection of complex composite structure from concept generation through compliant hardware on dock.  This role will be instrumental in the execution of best-in-class composites structure acquisition by driving early subject matter embedment during program architectural trade phase informing program engineers on technical maturity and cost performance while shepherding the technical contract artifacts and statement of work to the bidding stage. This individual will be the technical information conduit from Blue’s program demand to the supply chain lowering the acquisition lead time for composite structure and increasing first pass yield by ensuring timely maturation of the bid package technical artifacts and work scope to a state trusted supplier partners can confidently bid and execute on. 

This role represents an opportunity to drive standardization in the acquisition of composite structure for all Blue Origin’s ground systems, launch vehicles, and space vehicles.  This candidate will report to the Sr. Manager of Supply Chain Engineering – Composites and will work closely with the procurement team and Program Engineering Team for composite structures.    

We are looking for someone to apply their technical expertise, leadership skills, and business acumen to streamline the way Blue Origin acquires composite structure to positively impact our vision of building a safe, reliable, low-cost road to space.  Passion for our mission and vision is required!

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical, Materials or Manufacturing Engineering or closely related engineering discipline with 4 years of experience.

  • Experience managing complex aerospace composite structure acquisition projects with aggressive schedules

  • Knowledge of composite structures manufacturing processes, including core machining, forming, layup processes, witness panel testing and material characterization

  • Demonstrated ability to understand and articulate technical concepts, program risk, system architecture trade-offs, and proposal of new ideas with internal and external partners

  • Proven ability to work across business functions, within engineering disciplines, and with program management, both internal and external 

  • Experience creating and reviewing composite structure technical drawings, analyses and data packages

  • Experience with Drawing Creation (ASME Y 14.5), and stack up Analysis

  • Excellent analytical and quantitative skills; ability to use hard data and metrics to substantiate hypothesis, make recommendations, and articulate process improvement opportunities

  • Proven tactical root cause analysis problem-solving skills. Ability to manage suppliers and internal stakeholders to root cause and path forward in an ambiguous environment

  • Occasional travel required, including international

  • Ability to earn trust, maintain positive and professional relationships, and contribute to a culture of inclusion

  • Ability to learn, grow and tackle new challenges in a fast-paced environment.

  • Excellent attention to detail and task ownership, someone who demonstrates pride in all work and willingness to perform low-level tasks when needed.

  • 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

Desired:

  • Experience in fracture control related handling and manufacturing requirements such as serialization/traceability requirements for Fracture Critical parts, and Damage Prevention Plans for Fracture Critical composite/bonded parts

  • Experience with composite damage tolerance testing methodologies and non-destructive examination

  • Experience with ANSI/AIAA Standard S-081, Space Systems-Composite Overwrapped Pressure Vessels (COPVs)

  • Current active DOD Secret Security Clearance and/or Special Access

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.

Benefits

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

Blue Origin
Blue Origin

United States, Seattle, WA - West Texas, TX - Denver, CO - Huntsville, AL - Phoenix, AZ - Space Coast, FL - Los Angeles, CA - Reston, VA

Posted 19d ago

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