Quality Specialist

Blue Origin   •  

Kent, WA

Industry: Aerospace & Defense


11 - 15 years

Posted 37 days ago


As part of a small, passionate and accomplished team of experts, you will develop and execute commercial quality processes for the design, test and manufacture of launch vehicles, spacecraft, and related technologies. You will be responsible to drive quality products throughout the organization by maintaining a corporate culture that emphasizes accountability, discipline, and attention to detail at all levels. You must have a passion for solving complex problems and providing operable solutions; act with minimal direction and on your own initiative; and be adaptable as you will work on a variety of applications and systems. We are looking for an individual that can support the quality initiatives around flight hardware and engine production. This position will directly impact the history of space exploration and will require your dedicated commitment and detailed attention towards safe and repeatable spaceflight.


  • Provide training and/or assistance to other team members in the use of quality acceptance processes, procedures, and/or tools
  • Serve as a 2nd set of eyes when performing inspections of internal flight hardware. As needed, support the review and inspection of supplier related hardware
  • Document First Article Inspection Reports for internally produced hardware
  • Monitor SPC activities as necessary
  • Conduct process health assessments and internal audits for compliance with industry standards and provide ongoing objective evaluations of processes and documentation
  • Conduct follow-up and compliance audits to ensure process improvement and corrective / preventive action implementation and effectiveness


  • 10+ years’ of manufacturing and/or integration experience in an aviation/aerospace manufacturing environment
  • Aerospace, space launch, military or commercial aviation preferred
  • Internal auditing experience
  • Knowledge of aerospace / aviation / engine manufacturing processes
  • Knowledge of NDE and receiving inspection methodologies
  • Familiarity with AS9100 or ISO9000 Quality Management System and/or related quality systems and programs
  • 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


  • 5+ years’ of quality inspection experience in a rocket engine production environment
  • Relevant experience in a start-up environment, transitioning a product from development, through production to operations
  • Relevant experience in AS9145, Advanced Product Quality Planning and Production Part Approval Process
  • Quality Management System audit experience
  • Quality performance measurement analysis capabilities (SPC)
  • Six Sigma Green Belt certification