• Manufacturing Engineer - Metal Machining/Fabrication

    Job Locations US-WA-Kent
    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 manufacturing teams to support all manufacturing efforts and equipment related to building human rated orbital launch vehicles. Specifically this includes defining the elements and characteristics of the design that enables production and inspection of our launch vehicle components satisfying lowest cost and minimum time, as well as delivery and commissioning of the 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.


    • Perform producibility analysis of launch vehicle module components
    • Provide design for manufacturability review of vehicle designs, and make recommendations to improve quality, simplify operations and reduce cost
    • Review Engineering designs during the conceptual, preliminary and critical design phase.
    • Recommend fabrication methods and be the subject matter expert for fabrication process selection.
    • Support overall assembly sequencing for vehicle assembly and make real-time adjustments as needed to deal with production and design inputs
    • Develop tooling concepts for production development assembly and handling fixtures
    • Develop and maintain fabrication and build schedules
    • Identify and develop process controls on critical manufacturing characteristics
    • Support/develop cost estimates for hardware, processes and organizations
    • Maintain documentation pedigree to support human capable flight
    • Take ownership over configuration management of flight inventory
    • Develop the internal specifications required to support the manufacture of human capable flight vehicles
    • Develop and implement preventive actions related to discrepancies
    • Take ownership of product quality, establishing procedures and processes to support continuous improvement
    • Use of process mapping, Kaizen, and other tools to dramatically reduce cycle time, defects and waste


    • B.S. degree or higher in Manufacturing, Mechanical, Systems or other relevant field
    • Proven experience in fabrication and machining of structural components
    • Proven experience and successful track record leading teams in a matrix organization
    • Strong written, personal, and computer skills. Ability to communicate clearly and appropriately at the executive leadership level and on the shop floor
    • 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 with advanced fabrication concepts including 3d printing of metallic components.
    • Experience working in a product development environment.
    • Lean Manufacturing and/or Six Sigma processes and implementation.


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