Rocket Engine Thrust Chamber Fabrication Manufacturing Engineer III

Blue Origin   •  

Kent, WA

Industry: Aerospace & Defense

  •  

8 - 10 years

Posted 35 days ago

Responsibilities:


  • Identify, define, develop, implement, and optimize new or existing thrust chamber manufacturing processes (fabrication, inspection, cleaning, assembly, integration, and test)
  • Conduct fabrication DFMA and PFMEA studies to strengthen the feedback loop between design, build, and test
  • Provide data to drive decisions from DFM and PFMEA studies as well as historical actuals
  • Translate engineering intent, drawings, and configurations into fully functional hardware
  • Drive inputs to the selection of material and design
  • Define how to prepare hardware for manufacturing, test, qualification, and flight
  • Identify, develop, and deploy new fabrication manufacturing methods (or refine existing) to improve quality, reduce cost, and optimize build schedule
  • Develop thrust chamber fabrication manufacturing work instructions to clearly define the following manufacturing process: receiving inspection, fabrication, assembly, test, integration, and refurbishment
  • Closely manage cost, quality, build sequence, and schedule of hardware throughout the entire manufacturing process
  • Perform engineering drawing review and provide final approval for manufacturing
  • Develop fabrication process control measures and evaluation through statistical analysis
  • Define and support fabrication repair and rework activities
  • Design, procure, install, and integrate custom manufacturing equipment
  • 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
  • Perform capacity analysis and evaluate staffing requirements
  • Perform root cause analyses when non-conformances and escapes are identified and deploy corrective actions
  • Manage hardware configuration and maintain pedigree throughout the entire build and test process

Qualifications:


  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical, Manufacturing, or Aerospace Engineering (other relevant fields may apply) from an accredited university (Master of Science preferred)
  • 8+ years of direct thrust chamber fabrication, manufacturing, and manufacturing engineering experience
  • Mastery of welding, brazing, joining, machining, and fabrication techniques
  • Mastery of engineering fundamentals for mechanical design and manufacturing
  • Extensive experience in hardware manufacturing (i.e. castings, forgings, additively manufactured components, welding, machining, cleaning, non-destructive testing methods, tight tolerance assembly, leak testing, and final acceptance testing of integrated hardware)
  • Proven experience and successful track record developing/starting new manufacturing processes
  • 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.

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