Senior Technician - Integration Engineering - Harness

flight systems

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 experts, you will oversee the fabrication, assemble, and testing of wire harness hardware for various spaceflight systems. You will share in the team’s impact on all aspects of transforming the way rockets are made and operated. If you share our passions and vision, thrive in a dynamic startup environment, excel on integrated cross-functional teams, are experienced and skilled in several relevant technologies (even if perhaps not in the aerospace industry), continuously seek out opportunities to learn and improve, enjoy occasional travel, and do not allow title or job description to limit the depth or breadth of your contributions, then we would love to hear from you. This position will directly impact the history of space exploration and will require your dedicated commitment and detailed attention towards safe and repeatable spaceflight.

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!


  • Assist Supervisor with the setup of the new Cable Harness production work areas, including layouts, tooling and equipment setup, etc.
  • Assist with transition from development to production, including qualification schedules and first articles
  • Responsible for the fabrication and repair activities of various cable harnesses, including but not limited to signal cables, RF cables, fiber optic cables, high data rate cables, power cables, potting processes, etc.
  • Responsible for the fabrication of PLC chassis, test control units, J-Boxes, as well as Instrumentation panels and data system integration. Support development testing of all assembled units, panels and data systems as required.
  • Assist manufacturing engineer with the development of processes and procedures for associated development and flight harnesses and equipment.
  • Ensure test systems are setup per Acceptance Test Procedures (ATPs) and Qualification Test Procedures (QTPs)
  • Assist in resolving operational issues found during process testing including but not limited to Hi-Pot, Kelvin setup, bandwidth/throughput, RF/VSWR, tensile and automated test equipment testing
  • Perform second party verifications and hardware inspections to engineering models, drawings, specifications, and written procedures
  • Troubleshoot, diagnose, and correct malfunctions by modification, rework, repair, and/or maintenance. Perform root cause analysis and implement corrective actions for recurrence control
  • Support vehicle/launch operations installation of open ended harnesses by performing field installations
  • Perform mate/de-mate, cleaning, inspection, length/breakout measuring, reassembly and testing of harnesses and sub-systems
  • Identify and implement continuous improvement projects for area safety and efficiency
  • Mentor individuals in improving skills and providing tribal knowledge in support of shop objectives.
  • Other duties as assigned or otherwise beneficial to fulfilling the mission and vision


  • Minimum of 8 years in a direct manufacturing position, working on aerospace development programs or production lines heavily involving a range of manufacturing methods and techniques, in both leadership and hands-on roles; experience on aerospace production programs a plus
  • 8 years with harsh environment cable harness assemblies including power, signal, fiber optic, and high data rate cables
  • 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.


  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Ability to interpret engineering models, drawings, specifications, written work instructions, and test procedures
  • Ability to work effectively with a strong work ethic and close attention to detail in a fast-paced dynamic team environment with rapidly changing roles and responsibilities
  • Basic computer skills such as Windows, Microsoft Office, etc.
  • Extremely customer focused with strong verbal and written communication skills in English
  • A demonstrated ability to work cooperatively with teams of diverse skills across large geographic distances
  • A continuous improvement mindset. Our job is never complete; we are always optimizing
  • Has worked with any of the following: IPC/WHMA-A-620, MIL-DTL-22520, NASA-STD-8739, J-STD-001, and/or ANSI/ESD S20.20
  • Work off-shift, extended hours overtime, and weekends if/when necessary
  • Intense curiosity for understanding the details of our business and how to optimize it
  • Demonstrates understanding and is able to apply continuous improvement terminology/tools:  LEAN, 5S, Six Sigma principles/DFSS/Lean design principles, Value Stream, and Kaizen
  • Broad/deep knowledge in cable harness manufacturing
  • Experience with large project controls
  • Knowledge to operate test equipment (Hi-Pot tester, Kelvin setup tester, sweep generators, multi-meters, torque meters, etc.)
  • Basic math skills to read and use various dimensional measurement tools (tape measure, calipers, etc.)
  • Experienced in handling aerospace components
  • Experienced in a team-based Lean Manufacturing environment

Don’t meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that some people are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single desired qualification. At Blue Origin, we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace, so if you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.

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

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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

Discretionary bonus programs

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Blue Origin
United States, Huntsville, AL
Posted 2 months ago
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