• Vehicle Manager

    Job Locations US-WA-Kent
    New Shepard
    Job ID
  • Overview

    As part of a small, passionate and accomplished team of experts, you will be responsible for the acceptance of completed flight vehicles and subsequent operations, maintenance, configuration control, risk assessment and mission readiness for mission operations. You will share in the team’s impact on all aspects of reusable launch vehicle operations. Your responsibilities will cut across vehicle architecture, systems, people and sites. You will be assigned to the New Shepard Maintenance Manager and will manage a specific vehicle. This position will directly impact the history of space exploration and will require your dedicated commitment and detailed attention towards safe and repeatable spaceflight.


    • Accept vehicle condition at Vehicle Pre-ship Readiness Reviews of completed vehicles prior to delivery
    • Responsible for all aspects of the vehicle upon delivery including, configuration control, maintenance, and systems preflight test
    • Identify and clear constraints (DRs, ECRs, open work, etc.) to support launch operations
    • Ownership of Vehicle Specific Master Launch Procedures (MLPs)
    • Continuous improvement and knowledge capture of vehicle operations
    • Identify maintenance items to be tracked in Preventative Maintenance System for recurring vehicle maintenance and inspections
    • Prepare vehicle per flight test plan and flight test request as defined by the System Architect (Mission Manager).
    • Represent vehicle status / readiness at Mission Scope Reviews (MSR), Mission Readiness Reviews (MRR), Final Flight Readiness Reviews (FFR) – provide go/no-go recommendation for vehicle
    • Coordinate all on-vehicle work, either in person on site or by delegation to MEs, Vehicle Operators or technicians leading vehicle work on site
    • Flow manager of vehicle pre-launch and post-flight operations, maintenance and configuration upgrades.
    • Ensure vehicle consumables and spares to support mission requirements
    • Ensure GSE & Tooling are available and ready for use
    • Support Engineering Lead during flight operations
    • Support post flight/operations data reviews
    • Author vehicle specific pre-launch procedures, and assist training staff to perform them.
    • Manage vehicle mission risk and safety with mission management team



    • Minimum of a B.S. degree in engineering
    • Previous responsibility for and experience with aircraft,  rocket or similar complex vehicle maintenance and operations in the field.
    • Strong coordination and project management skills. Must be able to track, manage and prioritize multiple simultaneous tasks and jobs.
    • Excellent computer skills with the ability to use a variety of management and planning software tools, including the ability to rapidly learn apply new software tools as required.
    • A proven track record of working successfully in multiple disciplines, and leading a diverse multi-disciplinary team.
    • Proven communication skills and the ability to build strong working relationships within the organization.
    • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident (current Green Card holder), or lawfully admitted into the U.S. as a refugee or granted asylum


    • Experience maintaining or operating pneumatic systems, hydraulic systems and electronics/control systems
    • Experience maintaining or operating cryogenic systems, including liquid oxygen systems
    • Familiarity with typical aerospace vehicle pressure system and structure manufacturing technologies
    • Experience developing, writing and updating operating procedures
    • Experience with developing and executing a preventative maintenance system


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