Packaging Engineer II

Blue Origin, LLC

Space Coast, FL


At Blue Origin, we envision millions of people living and working in space for the benefit of Earth. We’re working to develop reusable, safe, and low-cost space vehicles and systems within a culture of safety, collaboration, and inclusion. Join our diverse team of problem solvers as we add new chapters to the history of spaceflight!

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 towards 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.

As part of a small team you will develop protective packaging and handling requirements for protective packaging for aerospace parts and assemblies that will be shipped from the manufacturing site to suppliers for outside manufacturing processing and eventually on to the launch site. Includes development of shipping requirements for raw materials. This position will support all Transportation and Logistics functions to ensure on-time delivery of products.

We are looking for someone to apply their technical expertise, leadership skills, and commitment to quality to positively impact safe human spaceflight. Passion for our mission and vision is required!

Responsibilities:

  • Oversee and manage packaging development process, including the creation of packaging standards, designs, prototype development, and performance testing, if needed.
  • Interpret military and commercial standards and be capable of applying them to packaging designs.
  • Analyze engineering drawings and specifications of product to determine physical characteristics of item, special handling, environmental and safety requirements, and types of materials required for packaging. Ensure packaging designs are optimized for manufacturability..
  • Troubleshoot new and existing packaging problems involving designs, materials and processes and provide creative, timely, and cost-effective solutions.
  • Interaction with both internal and external customers to meet demands to support Blue Origin production requirements.
  • Work closely with suppliers, Engineering, Manufacturing, and Supplier Management.
  • Observe and offer opportunities for improvements in corporate process.
  • Support extensive travel throughout the US as required.

Qualifications:

  • A bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering or packaging engineering is required. Must have 2+ years of experience in a Packaging Engineer function
  • Years of work experience can be substituted for degree
  • Knowledge and understanding of packaging design validation standards (ISO, ASTM, etc.), drafting and specification standards
  • Experience in 3D CAD software.
  • Experience in Logistics, Transportation, and Shipping aerospace hardware (minimum 2 years)
  • Experience with Shipping Department functions which include material handling, packaging aerospace hardware and hazardous materials, and raw materials including metals (minimum 2 years)
  • Ability to earn trust, maintain positive and professional relationships, and contribute to a 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:

  • Experience in manufacturing, aerospace or military environments.
  • Experience with all modes of transportation.
  • Experience with International Shipments
  • Experience with protective packaging material
  • Dangerous Goods certification for all modes of Transportation or some knowledge of 49 CFR, IATA, or IMDG Code.
  • Experience with interpretation of military packaging standards, specifically MIL-STD-2073-1.
  • Understanding of physics and physical forces on products during transportation

Inclusivity Statement

Don’t meet all desired requirements? Studies have shown that some people are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single desired qualification. At Blue Origin, we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace, so if you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every desired qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.

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.

Benefits

Benefits include: Medical, dental, vision, basic and supplemental life insurance, paid parental leave, short and long-term disability, 401(k) with a company match of up to 5%, and an Education Support Program.

Paid Time Off: Up to four (4) weeks per year based on weekly scheduled hours, and up to 14 company-paid holidays.

Discretionary bonus: Bonuses are designed to reward individual contributions as well as allow employees to share in company results.

Eligibility for benefits varies by role type, please check with your recruiter for a comprehensive list of the benefits available for this role.

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, including the Washington Fair Chance Act, the California Fair Chance Act, the Los Angeles Fair Chance in Hiring Ordinance, and other applicable laws. For more information on “EEO Is the Law,” please see here.

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 EEOCompliance@blueorigin.com.

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