• Valve and Fluid Systems Manufacturing Engineer - New Glenn

    Job Locations US-WA-Kent
    New Glenn
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  • Overview

    As part of a small, passionate and accomplished team of experts, you will be responsible for working closely with engineering design and company leadership to support all manufacturing efforts and equipment related to building various spaceflight systems. This includes owning the manufacturing and assembly work performed on launch vehicle components, as well as delivery and commissioning of various sub-systems in support of programmatic budgets and schedules. This position will directly impact the history of space exploration and will require your dedicated commitment and detailed attention towards safe and repeatable spaceflight.


    • Coordinate the manufacturing of valves, fluid panels, and other pneumatic assemblies to encompass structural, pneumatic, cryogenic, hydraulic and electrical systems integration as well as all required in-process testing.
    • Develop and maintain manufacturing plans that include build and flows, assembly time estimates, work center capacity analysis, labor hour estimates, worker skill requirements, hazardous operations and materials identification, facility requirements, and risk identification and mitigations.
    • Identify, develop, procure, and commission tooling/equipment necessary for assembly and test of valves and fluid systems.
    • Identify relevant facility requirements, and create work center layouts that allow all production requirements to be met while optimizing operations within available floor space.
    • Develop cost and schedule estimates for all tooling/equipment and processes necessary for valve and fluid systems manufacturing.
    • Provide design for manufacturability reviews. Work with design engineers to implement changes that improve quality, simplify operations, and reduce cost.
    • Author work instructions detailing the entire production process including overall work sequencing, hardware kitting, assembly instructions, quality buyoffs, in-process verifications, and data recording.
    • Provide production support to discrepant and emergent issues. Participate in identifying, troubleshooting, and resolving issues, as well as developing and implementing preventive actions.
    • Take ownership of product quality by establishing procedures and processes to support continuous improvement and by using continuous improvement tools to reduce defects, cycle time, and waste.
    • Develop and maintain metrics to measure and report work center performance.


    • B.S. degree or higher in Mechanical, Aerospace, Industrial Engineering or other relevant field.
    • Proven experience and success influencing cross-functional teams in a matrix organization.
    • Proven experience working with complex, precision assemblies.
    • Strong written, personal, and computer skills. Ability to communicate clearly and appropriately at multiple levels of an organization from executive leadership to the shop floor.
    • Experience with work order creation, BOM and configuration management.
    • 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


    • Experience working in a manufacturing, construction, or machine shop environment
    • 5 years’ experience manufacturing and testing valves or fluid/pneumatic pressure systems.
    • Experience with precision assembly processes that utilize LN2 or other freezing agents, vacuum ovens or other expansion agents, shrink fits, interference fits, and running fits.
    • Experience with assemblies designed to operate with cryogenic fluids, peroxide, hydraulic fluids, and in oxygen rich environments.
    • Aerospace/launch vehicle experience.
    • Experience with safety critical systems.
    • Lean Manufacturing and/or Six Sigma processes and implementation
    • Experience moving development products to production.
    • Experience with 3D CAD software, preferably CREO.
    • Experience with ERP systems.


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