• New Shepard Production Supply Expediter

    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.   


    •  Support test for avionics, pneumatic and hydraulic components
    • Evaluate and respond to demand
    • Establish, implement, and maintain quality system processes that support products within a production environment
    • Develop pro-active means to identify nonconforming hardware (at point of defect vs independent assessment)
    • Develop overall procedures for hardware assembly and test. Make real-time adjustments as needed to deal with production issues
    • Interpret design engineering requirements to create work instructions that direct assembly technicians
    • Direct support of assembly and installation, compliance to engineering requirements, and resolution of supplier discrepancies.
    • Develop tooling for assembly; procure and commission tooling and equipment necessary for the work center to produce quality products
    • Support the development of test equipment and tooling to aid in the completion of test
    • Lead projects to eliminate waste, reduce time-to-iteration, and improve outcomes.
    • Use continuous improvement tools to reduce defects, cycle time, and waste
    • Support tests, document data and communicate results.
    • Develop metrics to measure work center performance


    • B.S. degree in engineering or physics discipline.
    • 5+ years of demonstrated resourcefulness and execution within complex, rapidly-changing manufacturing environments.
    • Project management skills consistent with leading a team including suppliers through the complex Production Transition phase.
    • Familiarity with best practices regarding safety, the use of pneumatics, hydraulics, avionics, and cleanliness
    • Possess and exhibits high judgement
    • Excellent attention to detail and strong task ownership, someone who demonstrates pride in all work and willingness to perform low-level tasks when needed.
    • Experience with fluid 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)


    • Hands-on experience working with avionics or fluid system components
    • Experience and familiarity with fluid system component operation, including various types of valves, regulators, accumulators, meters and sensors.
    • Experience with vacuum systems and leak rates.
    • Familiarity with common NDT methods, including visual, dye penetrant, ultrasound, x-ray, CT scan, Eddy Current, XRF scan
    • Familiarity with surface finishes, coatings, seal geometries, materials, and applications.
    • Familiarity with cleanliness levels best practices
    • Passion for advancing the commercial space industry and human spaceflight.
    • Experience with 3D CAD software, 2D and 3D engineering drawings
    • Experience in small company, startup, or growth transition environments.
    • Kaizen, Six Sigma, or related training


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