MFG planner – Level II

Blue Origin, LLC

Huntsville, AL

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.

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!

Special Mentions

  • Relocation provided
  • Travel expected up to 5% of the time
  • Shifts available:
    • 5:00 pm - 5:30 am (Friday - Sunday)
  • Interviews will include a technical assessment


  • Identify, develop, and deploy or refine manufacturing methods to improve quality, reduce cost and optimize build schedules.
  • Translate engineering intent, drawings, and configurations into fully functional, high quality machined components.
  • Develop manufacturing work instructions to clearly define manufacturing process.
  • Define how to set up hardware for machining on mills, lathes, and multi-axis machines
  • Perform root cause analyses when non-conformances and escapes are identified and deploy corrective actions.
  • Leads at the site level, the development, implementation, and maintenance of various manufacturing plans, Bill of Materials, work instructions, and illustrations to define and document as-built configuration of major production hardware.
  • Leads producibility assessments for part or product designs.
  • Provides input to the development, maintenance and monitoring of internal documents and schedules at an organizational level


  • HS/GED/Equiv required. Associate Degree or trade school in related discipline and/or 5+ years of manufacturing experience, or production experience or a combination of education and experience
  • Formal training in Project Management, Lean Six Sigma, or lean methods
  • Ability to earn trust, maintain positive and professional relationships, and contribute to a culture of inclusion
  • Proficient with developing tooling and work holding fixtures to support machining processes.
  • Proficient in machining on mills, lathes, multi-axis machines.
  • Proficient blueprint reading skills including GD&T per ASME Y14.5M-1994 / ASME Y14.100-2017 standard.
  • 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.


  • Expert technical knowledge in one or more disciplines
  • Ability to lead independent contributors and lead a cross functional team.
  • Strong understanding of GD&T
  • Experience in CNC programming
  • Proficient with Manufacturing & CAD Software (Jules, CMES, Velocity, Enovia, Delmia, CATIA, CREO, Etc.)

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 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

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