Rocket Engine Assembly, Integration, and Test Manufacturing Engineer III

Blue Origin   •  

Kent, WA

Industry: Aerospace & Defense


8 - 10 years

Posted 35 days ago


  • Develop new rocket engine integration and assembly processes
  • Translate engineering intent, drawings, and configurations into fully functional hardware by developing manufacturing work instructions to clearly define the following manufacturing processes: receiving inspection, fabrication, assembly, test, integration, and refurbishment
  • Closely manage build sequence, cost, quality and schedule of hardware on a daily basis throughout the entire manufacturing process
  • When non-conformances and escapes are identified, deploy recovery strategies, perform root cause analyses and manage corrective actions
  • Manage hardware configuration and maintain pedigree throughout the entire build and test process
  • Conduct pre-ship reviews for major sub-assemblies and engines prior to movement between work centers and facilities, and hold post-ship debriefs to capture lessons learned
  • Define how to prepare hardware for test, qualification, and flight
  • Identify, develop, and deploy new manufacturing methods (or refine existing) to improve quality, reduce cost, and optimize build schedule
  • Conduct DFMA and PFMEA studies to strengthen the feedback loop between design, build, and test
  • Perform engineering drawing reviews and provide final approval for manufacturing
  • Develop process control measures and evaluate through statistical analysis
  • Interface with external suppliers and manufacturing partners to ensure that hardware and equipment is manufactured, processed, packaged, and delivered properly, on time, and on budget
  • Support company-wide initiatives and long-term business goals


  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical, Manufacturing, Industrial or Aerospace Engineering (other relevant fields may apply) from an accredited university (Master of Science preferred)
  • Cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.5 or higher (on 4.0 scale)
  • 8+ years of direct engine assembly and integration experience including instrumentation, cleaning, non-destructive testing, leak testing, final acceptance testing of integrated hardware, fabrication, machining, etc.
  • Mastery of engineering fundamentals for mechanical design and manufacturing
  • Proven experience and successful track record developing/starting new manufacturing processes
  • Strong intuition and judgement when faced with ambiguity and the need to make high velocity decisions
  • Strong written, personal, technical, and software skills (CAD, Scheduling, Issue Tracking, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc)
  • Ability to communicate clearly and appropriately at all levels of the organization
  • 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.