Composites Manufacturing Engineer III

Blue Origin - Merritt Island, FL

Full-time
Description:
As part of a small, passionate and accomplished team of experts, you will work with a team of engineers and specialists to develop and implement processes, problem-solve, and produce large composite launch structures through layup, cure, inspection, and assembly. These positions will detail and drive composites process development, capture specifications and techniques, drive the processes into work instructions and planning, introduce new products, support production control and demand functions, understand and improve process capabilities, and collaborate on supply chain issues to ensure an efficient, and highly-automated production line. The ME will interface directly with the launch vehicle development and operations teams, as well as production control, integration, and quality, to resolve issues and ensure functional, schedule, and cost performances are achieved and continuously improved. We put a strong emphasis on hands-on technical ability, problem-solving, creative implementation of new products, and positive engagement with the overall Blue Origin team.

Responsibilities:
Support, and/or develop work instructions, procedures, techniques, materials and processes, supply chain, nonconformance reporting and resolution, and obsolescence issues for composites
Work closely and positively with product and structures engineering teams to support process development, materials implementation, assembly techniques, and to accomplish new product introduction for large composite launch structures.Participate in the development and purchase of new equipment and tooling
Provide inputs to expenditure tracking and budgeting; develop estimates for materials and capital assets
Training and skills development for team members; mentor early career team members
Participate in production control, manufacturing planning, and continuous improvement activities, utilizing lean and six sigma tools.Help develop, achieve, monitor, and communicate key performance parameters and improvement goals

Qualifications:
Minimum of a B.S. degree in aerospace, mechanical, industrial, or manufacturing engineering; physics; or other major requiring engineering or manufacturing core courses.Composites curriculum is a plus
3-10+ years’ experience working in composites development or production in hands-on roles
Expertise in one or more of the following: automated fiber placement (AFP) and tape laying (ATL), lamination, large out-of-autoclave (OoA) oven curing, tooling, nondestructive evaluation, trimming/drilling/routing/machining, robotics, bonding, painting, thermal protection systems, integration, training, and production control systems.
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.
Desired

Customer-focused with strong communication skills
Proven ability to work respectfully and cooperatively with diverse teams across large distances
A continuous improvement mindset. Our job is never complete; we are always optimizing
Intense curiosity for technical and production details of our business and how to optimize them
Exceptional analytical skills and a proven ability to drive complex projects with minimal oversight
Blue Origin offers a phenomenal work environment and awesome culture with competitive compensation, benefits, 401K, and relocation.

Blue Origin is an equal opportunity employer . In addition to EEO being the law, it is a policy that is fully consistent with Blue's principles. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to status as a protected veteran or a qualified individual with a disability, or other protected status such as race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, pregnancy or age. Blue Origin prohibits any form of workplace harassment.