Rocket Engine Turbomachinery Manufacturing Engineer III

Blue Origin   •  

Kent, WA

Industry: Aerospace & Defense


8 - 10 years

Posted 25 days ago


Develop new turbomachinery component manufacturing processes

Drive and enhance turbomachinery assembly processes

Translate engineering intent, drawings, and configurations into fully functional hardware

Define how to prepare turbopumps 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

Develop 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 process control measures and evaluation through statistical analysis

Define and support repair and rework activities of turbomachinery hardware

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

Design proper material handling and packaging to protect hardware throughout the build and test process

Manage hardware configuration and maintain pedigree throughout the entire build and test process


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 turbomachinery manufacturing and manufacturing engineering experience in any industry (rocket engines, jet engines, land-based gas turbines, oil and gas, automotive, etc)

Mastery of engineering fundamentals for mechanical design and manufacturing

Direct and extensive experience manufacturing turbomachinery hardware (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

Ability to work second shift