We are a diverse team of collaborators, doers, and problem-solvers who are relentlessly committed to a culture of safety. This position will directly impact the history of space exploration and will require your commitment and detailed attention towards safe and repeatable space flight. Join us in lowering the cost of access to space and enabling Blue Origin's vision of millions of people living and working in space to benefit Earth.
As part of a hardworking team technicians and engineers, you will build human rated orbital launch vehicles. Our team builds the forward and aft modules for the New Glenn 1st and 2nd stages, as well as other items, for our downstream customer - Stage Integration. Although a rocket is basically a flying fuel tank, we make the fuel tank fly! Want to help us redefine the way rockets are made and operated?
This is a boots-on-the-ground, hands-on-hardware, assembly technician role. This is for the tinkers, the makers, the creatives, the pioneers, the problem solvers, those who own their role as if they are going to fly on the vehicle. We are building a road to space, and a rocket that approximates the size of the Saturn V. The path is long, with challenges at every step of the way. Opportunities to do extraordinary things, make a difference, and leave a lasting legacy are limited only by your ability and desire to grasp them. Here, if you're bored, you're not doing it right. On our team, we are resilient, agile, committed to overcoming obstacles, reliable, professional, growing, ingenious, collaborative, tenacious, and diligent.
We are looking for someone to apply their technical expertise, leadership skills, and commitment to quality to positively impact safe human spaceflight. Passion for our mission and vision is required! If you share our passions and vision, thrive in a dynamic startup environment, excel on integrated cross-functional teams of diverse individuals, are experienced and skilled in several relevant technologies (even if perhaps not in the aerospace industry), continuously seek out opportunities to learn and improve, 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.
- 5 to 10 years' Experience in manufacturing, structural assembly, and fabrication
- Interpret engineering models, drawings, specifications, written work instructions and test procedures
- Setup and operate a wide range of precision calibrated tools such as torque wrenches, micrometers, calipers, depth gauges and optical measuring instruments
- Work collaboratively with teams of diverse skills, fields, and backgrounds
- Communicate clearly and appropriately, in writing and in person
- Basic digital literacy such as Windows, Microsoft Office, etc.
- Repetitively climb ladders/stairs and work in small, restricted areas
- Perform repetitive work, including lifting of items up to 35lbs
- Operate various material handling equipment including forklifts, overhead cranes, aerial lifts, truck-trailer combinations, and other ground support equipment as required
- High School diploma or GED
- Ability to support scheduled work shift (we rotate shifts occasionally) and work off-shift (2nd or 3rd shifts), extended hours, and weekends if/when vital
- Other duties as assigned or otherwise beneficial to fulfilling the mission.
- Ability to earn trust, maintain positive and professional relationships, and contribute to a culture of inclusion.
- 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.
- Use of hand drills, power feed drills (PFD), track drills, Jiffy/E-Tech tools
- Knowledge of proper drill speeds and feeds for materials being worked
- Use of drill jigs, bomb sites, tools needed for hand placement of holes
- Understand hole angularity and importance of quality hole tolerances
- Experience drilling through aluminum, titanium, Inconel, composite stacks
- Understand clean as you go techniques and need for general cleanliness
- Experience in application of sealants, adhesives, paints, and primers
- Be able to manage flight and non-flight hardware
- Ability to pull holes
- Industry certification, trade school training and/or degree in related field
- Demonstrated success as a "hands-on" doer and/or leader
- Work effectively with a strong work ethic and close attention to detail in a fast-paced dynamic team environment with constantly evolving roles and responsibilities
- Continuous improvement mentality. Our job is never complete; we are always refining and improving
- Drive to understand the details of our business and how to optimize it
- Experience in handling large aerospace components
- Experience in assembling large tight-tolerance structures
- Experience in new product introduction
- Experience in a team-based Lean Manufacturing environment
- Certification in Lean Manufacturing
- Ability to lift to 50lbs
- Exciting hobbies, unique talents, and diverse life experiences.