• Sustaining Liaison Production Engineer, Hydraulics - New Shepard

    Job Locations US-WA-Kent
    New Shepard
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  • Overview

    As part of a small, passionate and accomplished team of experts you will lead production transition activities for various spaceflight systems.  You will share in the team’s impact on all aspects of the test and production for components and subsystems integrated on rocket launch vehicles and spacecraft.  This position will directly impact the history of space exploration and will require your dedicated commitment and detailed attention towards safe and repeatable spaceflight.   


    • Floor support, assembly and installation compliance to engineering requirements, discrepancy resolution, and resolution of supplier discrepancies.
    • Drive to root cause, corrective action, and preventive action.
    • Perform a hands-on engineering and liaison role between our design team and our manufacturing customers.
    • Authorize in-build redlines and recommend changes to the Design and Development team (ECR) to improve the design.
    • Establish appropriate manufacturing, and supplier controls to support engineering handoff to operations.
    • Lead supplier capability assessments, troubleshooting investigations, and First Article support. 
    • Ground Support Equipment (GSE) and tooling design to support Production.
    • Lead projects to eliminate waste, reduce time-to-iteration, and improve outcomes.
    • Conduct tests, interpret data, document results and communicate results. Mentor and educate on process architecture, execution, and improvements.


    • B.S. degree in engineering or physics discipline.
    • 5+ years of demonstrated resourcefulness and execution within complex, rapidly-changing manufacturing environments.
    • 5+ years working directly in a hydraulic industry or working with hydraulic equipment.
    • Hands on experience working with hydraulic components including fittings, valves, pumps, actuators, and high voltage equipment.
    • Experience working with high pressure pneumatic systems.
    • Familiarity with best practices regarding safety, the use of hydraulics, and cleanliness.
    • Possess and exhibits high judgement.
    • Experience with hydraulic systems, troubleshooting and repair.
    • Desire to work hands-on, both independently and as part of a team, throughout the development and production phases of the product lifecycle.
    • Project management skills consistent with leading a team including suppliers through the complex Production Transition phase.
    • Excellent attention to detail and strong task ownership, someone who demonstrates pride in all work and willingness to perform low-level tasks when needed.
    • Strong written and oral communication skills.
    • Experience with ERP systems, work order creation/management, and BOM structures.
    • Experience in both development and production environments.
    • Must be willing to travel up to 10% of the time.
    • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident (current Green Card holder).


    • Passion for advancing the commercial space industry and human spaceflight.
    • Experience with 3D CAD software.
    • Experience in small company, startup, or growth transition environments.
    • Kaizen, Six Sigma, or related training.
    • International Fluid Power Society Hydraulic certification or equivalent.


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