• Manufacturing Engineer – New Glenn Gas Tungsten and Plasma Arc Welding

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

    As part of a small, passionate, accomplished and rapidly evolving team, you will be responsible for working closely with engineering design and company leadership to support all manufacturing efforts and equipment related to building human rated orbital launch vehicles. This includes simultaneously defining the build process and handling equipment, planning and the manufacturing and assembly work that is performed on a launch vehicle module, as well as delivery and commissioning of the various sub-systems in support of programmatic budgets and schedules. If you share our passions and vision, thrive in a dynamic startup environment, excel on integrated cross-functional teams, are experienced and skilled in several relevant technologies (even if perhaps not in the aerospace industry), continuously seek out opportunities to learn and improve, enjoy occasional travel, and do not allow title or job description to limit the depth or breadth of your contributions, then we would love to hear from you. 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 tooling modification and design of part specific tooling for Gas Tungsten Arc (GT), Plasma Arc (PA), and Variable Polarity Plasma Arc (VPPA) welded components
    • Write work orders to control order of operations and key hold, buy-off, and inspection steps
    • Work with metrology to verify tooling and part dimensional compliance
    • Work alongside tooling engineers, welding engineers, and skilled trades to realize functional work cell for producing tube and tank space flight hardware
    • Define requirements for custom engineered tooling systems, write equipment specifications, manage external equipment suppliers, and implement the solution
    • Ability to communicate clearly and appropriately at the executive leadership level and on the shop floor
    • Setup new production work areas, including layouts, tooling and equipment setup, etc.
    • Assist with transition from development to production, including first articles
    • Troubleshoot, diagnose, and correct malfunctions by modification, rework, repair, and/or maintenance. Perform root cause analysis and implement corrective actions for recurrence control
    • Support vehicle checkouts such as fluid lines leak checks and full vehicle power-on system checks
    • Forecasting and developing recovery plans for constraints critical to vehicle delivery schedule
    • Identify and implement continuous improvement projects for area safety and efficiency
    • Other duties as assigned or otherwise beneficial to fulfilling the mission and vision.


    • B.S. degree in Mechanical, Aerospace, Industrial Engineering or equivalent directly related years of service
    • Ability to interpret engineering models, drawings, specifications, written work instructions, and test procedures
    • Ability to work effectively with a strong work ethic and close attention to detail in a fast-paced dynamic team environment with rapidly changing roles and responsibilities
    • Basic computer skills such as Windows, Microsoft Office, etc.
    • Proven experience and successful track record in support of a matrix organization
    • Proven experience with large scale assemblies and integration
    • Proficient in CAD, preferably CREO
    • Work off-shift, extended hours overtime, and weekends if/when necessary
    • Experience working in a product design or manufacturing environment
    • Experience with assembly and integration of launch vehicles across a range of launch vehicle subsystems including avionics, fluids, and mechanical
    • Lean Manufacturing and/or Six Sigma processes and implementation
    • Aerospace/Launch vehicle experience
    • Experience with Aluminum Cryo Tanks and/or fabrication of Tube and Duct systems is a plus
    • Experience with safety critical systems
    • Extremely customer focused with strong verbal and written communication skills
    • A demonstrated ability to work cooperatively with teams of diverse skills across large geographic distances
    • A continuous improvement mindset. Our job is never complete; we are always optimizing
    • Intense curiosity for understanding the details of our business and how to optimize it
    • Exceptional organizational and 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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