CNC Programmer II

Website Blue Origin

Job Highlights

Title CNC Programmer II
Type Full Time (day shift)
Experience Required
Function Management/Manufacturing
Location Seattle, WA, United States
Company Blue Origin

Company Profile

Blue Origin is working on the vision to enable a future where millions of people live and work in space to benefit Earth. The company believes we must protect Earth by moving heavy industries that stress our planet into space and finding new energy and material resources. Blue is working on this today by developing operationally reusable launch vehicles that are safe, reliable, and highly available. Join our team to build a road to space – step by step ferociously.

Job Profile

The company is recruiting a CNC Programmer II who will be responsible for developing and modifying PC-DMIS NC programs for mills, lathes, and multi-axis machines for various spaceflight systems.

Education Level

  • Not mentioned, yet a High School Diploma will be a plus

Work Experience

  • Must have stainless steel and aluminum experience


  • Collaborate with engineers, manufacturing engineers, and machinists
  • Conduct product acceptance within the guidance of the company policy
  • Create NC programs for CNC Mills/Lathes/Multi-axis mills and multi-axis lathes/VTLs to ensure engineering requirements are met
  • Design custom tools and fixtures as needed
  • Develop and manage set-up sheets
  • Development of a machining strategy to take design data and produce machined hardware
  • Maintain configuration control on files and job records
  • Process improvement; both machining actual inputs and administrative process changes
  • Provide DFMA feedback
  • Safely work within an industrial environment

Preferred Qualifications

  • Machinist experience
  • MasterCam X7 or higher experience
  • Nickel-based alloys, copper, and titanium experience
  • Set up and operate CNC machines
  • Unigraphics NX experience
  • Vericut or other program verification software experience


  • Ability to earn trust, maintain positive and professional relationships, and contribute to a culture of inclusion
  • Cutter selection and cutter design if needed
  • DFMA
  • Excellent blueprint reading skills including GD&T per ASME Y14.5M-1994 standard
  • Excellent Communication
  • Feed and speed calculations
  • Fluent in the use of precision hand tools and familiar with the use of personal computers
  • Individuals must be self-motivating to prioritize work to meet project completion dates
  • 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.
  • Requires a minimum of 6 years of experience in NC programming
  • Set up sheet creation and management
  • Tools fixture design


  • 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 and allow employees to share in company results.

Employer’s Statement

Blue Origin is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The company provides 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, or local law.

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