Blue Origin, LLC

Space Coast, FL

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.

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 Programmer/Machinist that can perform under minimal supervision the following: use cam software to create and develop CNC programs, set up and operate CNC controlled machines, produce small and large batches of parts from metal, plastics, and composites to print.

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!


  • Preforms all tasks in a safe and responsible manner.
  • Read and understand blueprints.
  • Fully understands GD&T.
  • Use CAM software to create CNC programs.
  • Determine order of operations on a part.
  • Select proper tooling and cutting speeds and feeds for various materials.
  • Determine if fixturing is required and design as well.
  • Use of gages and measuring instruments to meet tolerance requirements.
  • Use of precision tool, machinery and equipment such as CNC lathe, mills, 5 axis, and a variety of cutting tools and equipment.
  • Fabricates and shapes parts such as tools and machine parts out of metal, plastics, and composites.
  • Properly and safely selects, aligns, secures and removes holding fixtures, cutting tools, attachments, accessories and materials onto machines.
  • Recognizes, deploys and properly uses inserts, fixtures and tooling.
  • Preforms daily and regular cleaning including light maintenance tasks on machinery and equipment.
  • Evaluate experimental procedures and recommends change or modifications for efficiency and adaptability to setup CNC production.
  • Track parts and labor into a MRP system.
  • Read and understand CNC code.
  • Make minor adjustments to CNC programs.
  • Load CNC programs and safely run through first part.
  • Adjust speeds and feeds to obtain optimal cutting conditions.
  • Complies with all quality and company policies, specifications, regulations and instructions.


  • Eight years of related CNC experience along with five of them in programming.
  • High school diploma or GED required along with trade school.
  • Use of CAM software preferably with NX (Unigraphics)
  • Extensive knowledge of all metals, plastics, and composites in the areas of cutting speeds, tooling selections, and machining approaches.
  • Effectively communicate and understands job instructions both verbally and written.
  • Ability to perform basic mathematical computations in the concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw conclusions.
  • Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical of diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs. when required, use of an overhead crane, forklift, stand for long periods of time, vision requirements will include close, distance, color, depth perception, and focus.
  • Computer skills.
  • Applicant must be a United States citizen or permanent resident alien

Don’t meet every single requirement? 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 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.

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

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Employee Benefits include: Medical, dental, vision, basic and supplemental life insurance, paid parental leave (must be employed at time of birth or adoption), short and long-term disability, 401(k) with a company match of up to 5%, and an Education Support Program available after 1 year of service.

Paid Time Off: Up to four (4) weeks per year based on weekly scheduled hours, and up to 14 company-paid holidays for all regular employees (including part-time), fixed-term, and interns.

Discretionary bonus: Employees may be eligible for discretionary bonuses in addition to base pay. Bonuses are designed to reward individual contributions as well as allow employees to share in company results.