Manager - GSE & Tooling
Seattle, WA 
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Posted 16 days ago
Job Description

We are a diverse team of collaborators, doers, and problem-solvers who are relentlessly committed to a culture of safety. This position will directly impact the history of space exploration and will require your commitment and detailed attention toward safe and repeatable space flight. Join us in lowering the cost of access to space and enabling Blue Origin's vision of millions of people living and working in space to benefit Earth.

In this role, you will manage a team of passionate, hardworking tooling engineers and designers dedicated to manufacturing, testing, and delivering engine hardware. You will not only need to be an inspiring people manager but also a skilled engineer with technical depth and intuition. You will look to set a bold technical direction, leading the team to solve ambitious manufacturing challenges by implementing groundbreaking manufacturing technology. This includes developing systems and processes that will enable your team to accomplish these goals with consistency and quality.

As an agile team leader, you will also be responsible for working closely with direct reports to develop goals and career paths and manage roles, responsibilities, and accountability for each team member. This position will directly impact the history of space exploration and require your dedicated commitment and detailed attention toward safe and repeatable human spaceflight. We are looking for someone to apply their technical expertise, leadership skills, and dedication to quality to positively impact safe human spaceflight. Passion for our mission and vision is required!

Responsibilities:

  • Manage a team of tooling engineers and technical designers, including development and performance reviews
  • Report on tooling priorities, timelines and roadblocks to stakeholders/leadership
  • Balance contending priorities in a fast-paced environment
  • Staffing management to ensure progress on all business unit & organizational needs
  • Drive engineering project execution, develop project plans, discuss technical trade-offs, manage risks, track and report on status, and resolve blocking issues
  • Support engineers with large-scale tooling solutions as needed
  • Assess the business case for all proposed upgrades to ensure robust ROI
  • Investigate alternate requirements schemes that lead to system simplification
  • Focus on results-based planning along with a commitment to drive improvements for future process-based results
  • Perform conceptual and detailed design reviews of tooling and fixtures for the machining of engine and program components
  • Troubleshoot issues along with other technical and non-technical teammates

Qualifications:

  • B.S. Degree or higher required in mechanical, structural, aerospace, electrical, manufacturing or other relevant engineering field
  • 5+ years of experience with the design and integration of relevant mechanical systems (mechanisms, power transmission components, hydraulics, fluids systems, etc.), electrical systems/components, control systems, support frames/structures, and/or lifting fixtures.
  • Ability to prioritize work, setting and maintaining schedules and budgets to ensure project completion
  • Proven record of successful project completion
  • Understanding of tool and equipment commissioning, testing, qualification, and maintenance
  • Experience with CATIA, Siemens Unigraphics NX or PTC Creo/Windchill
  • Experience with ANSYS Workbench, FEMAP Pre/Post processing, NASTRAN Solver, NX Advance Simulation, ProE Simulate/Mechanica, etc.
  • Ability to earn trust, maintain positive and professional relationships, and strengthen our culture of inclusion
  • 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:

  • Extensive managerial experience within an aerospace or equivalent industry
  • Strong expertise in design for manufacturability and design for assembly including experience taking products from development design to rate production
  • Solid understanding of common manufacturing materials, GD&T, and tolerance/stack-up analysis
  • Experience with FEA analysis and hand calculations
  • Familiar with industry standards, such as ASME BTH-1, ACI 318, JSC-65289, and NASA SP-8077
  • Customer focused with excellent interpersonal skills
  • Experience writing statements of work for systems and tools

Export Control Regulations

Applicants for employment at Blue Origin must be a U.S. citizen or national, U.S. permanent resident (i.e. current Green Card holder), or lawfully admitted into the U.S.as a refugee or granted asylum.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Blue Origin is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and is committed to attracting, retaining, and developing a highly qualified, diverse, and dedicated work force. Blue Origin hires and promotes people on the basis of their qualifications, performance, and abilities. We support the establishment and maintenance of a workplace that fosters trust, equality, and teamwork, in which all employees recognize and appreciate the diversity of individual team members. We provide all qualified applicants for employment and employees with equal opportunities for hire, promotion, and other terms and conditions of employment, regardless of their race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin/ethnicity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic factors, military/veteran status, or any other status or characteristic protected by federal, state, and/or local law. Blue Origin will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with applicable federal, state, and local laws. For more information on "EEO Is the Law," please see here and here.

Blue Origin will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the Washington Fair Chance Act, Los Angeles Fair Chance in Hiring Ordinance, and other applicable laws.

Affirmative Action and Disability Accommodation

Applicants wishing to receive information on Blue Origin's Affirmative Action Plans, or applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in the application and/or interview process, please contact us at .

Benefits

Employee Benefits include: Medical, dental, vision, basic and supplemental life insurance, short and long-term disability and 401(k) with up to 5% company match.

Paid Time Off: Provides up to 4 weeks per year, in addition to 14 holidays


ITAR Requirements

To conform to U.S. Government commercial space technology export regulations, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), 8 U.S.C. § 1324b(a)(3), applicants for employment at Blue Origin must be a U.S. citizen or national, lawfully admitted for permanent residence into the U.S. (i.e. current green card holder), or lawfully admitted as a refugee or granted asylum under 8 U.S.C. § 1157-1158. Learn more about the ITAR here.

Equal Employment Opportunity
Blue Origin is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and is committed to attracting, retaining, and developing a highly qualified, diverse, and dedicated work force. Blue Origin hires and promotes people on the basis of their qualifications, performance, and abilities. We support the establishment and maintenance of a workplace that fosters trust, equality, and teamwork, in which all employees recognize and appreciate the diversity of individual team members. We provide all qualified applicants for employment and employees with equal opportunities for hire, promotion, and other terms and conditions of employment, regardless of their race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin/ethnicity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic factors, military/veteran status, or any other status or characteristic protected by federal, state, and/or local law. Blue Origin will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with applicable federal, state, and local laws. For more information on “EEO Is the Law,” please see here and here.

Affirmative Action and Disability Accommodation
Applicants wishing to view a copy of Blue Origin’s Affirmative Action Plans, or applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in the application and/or interview process, please contact us at EEOCompliance@blueorigin.com.


 

Job Summary
Company
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
5+ years
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