Rocket Engine Valve Manufacturing Engineer III

Blue Origin   •  

Kent, WA

Industry: Aerospace & Defense


8 - 10 years

Posted 33 days ago


  • Identify, develop, and deploy new valve manufacturing methods (or refine existing) to improve quality, reduce cost, and optimize build schedule
  • Translate engineering intent, drawings, and configurations into fully functional pneumatic and hydraulic valve hardware
  • Develop manufacturing work instructions to clearly define the following manufacturing process: receiving inspection, assembly, test (hydraulic, pneumatic, and cryo), integration, and refurbishment
  • Closely manage cost, quality, build sequence, and schedule of valve hardware throughout the entire manufacturing process
  • Define how to prepare hardware for test, qualification, and flight
  • Conduct DFMA and PFMEA studies to strengthen the feedback loop between design, build, and test
  • Perform engineering drawing review and provide final approval for valve manufacturing
  • Develop process control measures and evaluation through statistical analysis
  • Define and support 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


  • 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 valve manufacturing and manufacturing engineering experience
  • Extensive experience with valve component manufacturing, assembly, and test (hydraulic, pneumatic, and cryo)
  • Mastery of engineering fundamentals for mechanical design and manufacturing
  • Experience in hardware manufacturing and product assembly (relevant industries include: aerospace, medical devices, oil and gas operations, electrical equipment, or automotive)
  • Strong aptitude for mechanical system design and hands-on fabrication experience
  • 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.