• Manufacturing Engineer, Composites

    Job Locations US-FL-Merritt Island
    New Glenn
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  • Overview

    As part of a small, passionate and accomplished team of experts, you will work with a team of engineers and specialists to develop and implement processes, problem-solve, and produce large composite launch structures through layup, cure, inspection, and assembly. These positions will detail and drive composites process development, capture specifications and techniques, drive the processes into work instructions and planning, introduce new products, support production control and demand functions, understand and improve process capabilities, and collaborate on supply chain issues to ensure an efficient, and highly-automated production line. The ME will interface directly with the launch vehicle development and operations teams, as well as production control, integration, and quality, to resolve issues and ensure functional, schedule, and cost performances are achieved and continuously improved.  We put a strong emphasis on hands-on technical ability, problem-solving, creative implementation of new products, and positive engagement with the overall Blue Origin team.  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, and/or develop work instructions, procedures, techniques, materials and processes, supply chain, nonconformance reporting and resolution, and obsolescence issues for composites
    • Work closely and positively with product and structures engineering teams to support process development, materials implementation, assembly techniques, and to accomplish new product introduction for large composite launch structures. Participate in the development and purchase of new equipment and tooling
    • Provide inputs to expenditure tracking and budgeting; develop estimates for materials and capital assets
    • Training and skills development for team members; mentor early career team members
    • Participate in production control, manufacturing planning, and continuous improvement activities, utilizing lean and six sigma tools.  Help develop, achieve, monitor, and communicate key performance parameters and improvement goals


    • Minimum of a B.S. degree in aerospace, mechanical, industrial, or manufacturing engineering; physics; or other major requiring engineering or manufacturing core courses. Composites curriculum is a plus
    • 3-10+ years’ experience working in composites development or production in hands-on roles
    • Expertise in one or more of the following: automated fiber placement (AFP) and tape laying (ATL), lamination, large out-of-autoclave (OoA) oven curing, nondestructive evaluation, trimming/drilling/routing/machining, robotics, tooling, fixturing and handling, bonding, thermal protection systems, integration, training, and production control systems.
    • Customer-focused with strong communication skills
    • Proven ability to work respectfully and cooperatively with diverse teams across large distances
    • A continuous improvement mindset. Our job is never complete; we are always optimizing
    • Intense curiosity for technical and production details of our business and how to optimize them
    • Exceptional analytical skills and a proven ability to drive complex projects with minimal oversight
    • 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


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