Quality Specialist -C shift (FRI, SAT, SUN)

Blue Origin, LLC

Seattle, WA


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!

This role is part of the Safety, Quality, and Mission Assurance team. This team is focused on monitoring and assessing processes that guide Blue Origin’s design, manufacturing, and operations, ensuring system safety engineering, environmental health, and safety, product integrity, and continuous improvement processes.

As part of a small, passionate and accomplished team of experts, you will develop and execute commercial quality processes for the design, test and manufacture of launch vehicles, spacecraft, and related technologies. You will be responsible to drive quality products throughout the organization by maintaining a corporate culture that emphasizes accountability, discipline, and attention to detail at all levels. You must have a passion for solving complex problems and providing operable solutions; act with minimal direction and on your own initiative; and be adaptable as you will work on a variety of applications and systems. We are looking for an individual that can support the quality initiatives around flight hardware and engine production. This position will directly impact the history of space exploration and will require your dedicated commitment and detailed attention towards safe and repeatable spaceflight.

Responsibilities:

  • Perform visual and dimensional inspections of internal flight hardware. As needed, support the review and inspection of supplier related hardware
  • Support Nonconforming Materials process as required
  • Monitor SPC activities and drive NC reduction efforts
  • Provide training and/or assistance to other team members in the use of quality procedures and/or tools
  • Conduct process health assessments and area self assessments for compliance with industry standards and provide ongoing objective evaluations of processes and documentation
  • Evaluate work centers and make continuous improvement recommendations
  • Conduct follow-ups to ensure process improvement and corrective / preventive action implementation and effectiveness
  • Facilitate Root Cause Analysis efforts and identification of corrective/preventive actions
  • Support Quality projects as required


Qualifications:

  • 4+ years’ industry experience in an aviation/aerospace manufacturing environment with at least 2 years in a quality assurance role
  • Aerospace, space launch, military or commercial aviation preferred
  • Internal auditing experience
  • Familiarity with AS9100 or ISO9000 Quality Management System and/or related quality systems and programs
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Products (Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, Word)
  • 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:

  • Relevant experience in a start-up environment, transitioning a product from development, through production to operations
  • Quality performance measurement analysis capabilities (SPC)
  • Quality Management System Audit experience
  • Continuous improvement project experience
  • Knowledge of typical aerospace assembly and inspection techniques
  • Clear communication skills
  • Great presentation skills
  • Six Sigma Green Belt certification

Compensation range for on site WA applicants is $83,070-$116,298

Compensation range for on site CA applicants is $83,070-$116,298

Other site ranges may differ

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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