Launch Vehicle Stage Integration Manager - Orbital Launch Site Manufacturing Complex

Manufacturing and Test

DESCRIPTION: Blue Origin is developing the next generation launch and space vehicle manufacturing facility on Florida’s Space Coast at our Orbital Launch Site Manufacturing Complex. We are in search of a Launch Vehicle Stage Integration Manager who will lead a team of engineers and production specialists in manufacturing, assembly, integration, test, and delivery of launch vehicle booster stages. This team is chartered with coordinating both proven and cutting-edge aerospace assembly and integration processes into an efficient, integrated stage production line. The Stage Integration group interfaces directly with the Production Integration, Tank Production, and Subsystem Integration manufacturing groups. We put a strong emphasis on hands-on technical ability, as our leaders are directly involved with projects and problem-solving, and manage through active engagement with the team.
  • Oversee all aspects of the stage integration areas including coordinating receipt of materials and assemblies from suppliers and other groups within Blue Origin (such as propellant tank structure), inspecting parts and assemblies to assure they meet specifications, assembling and integrating parts to progressively build the modules and stages, identifying and dispositioning non-conformances, testing assembled stages to assure they meet quality and functionality requirements, and transferring completed stages to the Mission Operations group
  • Build and manage the Stage Integration Team, including developing resource plans and profiles, authoring job descriptions, conducting interviews, making hiring recommendations, assigning tasks, and conducting performance reviews
  • Project group expenditures and budgets, including developing estimates for materials and capital assets
  • Interact with groups and departments outside of manufacturing including Production Integration, Tank Production, Subsystem Integration, and Operations groups
  • Assure continued training and skills development for team members, and mentor early career team members
  • Conduct manufacturability and producibility assessments with manufacturing and engineering groups
  • Represent the Stage Integration group in manufacturing and program technical reviews
  • Minimum of a B.S. degree in aerospace, mechanical, industrial, or manufacturing engineering; physics; or other major requiring engineering or manufacturing core courses
  • 10+ years’ experience working on aerospace development programs or production lines in both leadership and hands-on roles; experience on commercial development programs a plus
  • Experience with assembly and integration of launch vehicle stages
  • Must be able to evaluate and hire top talent
  • Extremely customer focused with strong communication skills 
  • A demonstrated ability to work cooperatively with teams of diverse skills across large geographic distances
  • A continuous improvement mindset. Our job is never complete; we are always optimizing.
  • Intense curiosity for understanding the details of our business and how to optimize it
  • Exceptional organizational and analytical skills and a proven ability to drive complex projects with minimal oversight
  • Applicant must be a United States citizen or permanent resident alien