Machinist – Day Shift

Website Blue Origin

Machinist – Day Shift Job Highlights

Title Machinist – Day Shift
Type Full Time
Experience 10+ Years
Function Management/Manufacturing
Location Kent, WA, United States
Company Blue Origin

Company Profile

Blue Origin is working on the vision to enable a future where millions of people are living and working 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.

Job Profile

The company is looking for a Machinist who will machine and fabricate Research and Development components for various spaceflight projects.

Candidates will work both in a team and independently to plan assigned work, program and set up CNC and manual machines, create or purchase vital tools and work-holding, machine and inspect all final products, and interact directly with the customers to resolve any issues.

Educational Qualification

  • The applicants may be required a High School Diploma or GED

Work Experience

  • The candidates should have 10+years of experience in machining and fabrication


  • Actively participating in finding solutions with customers that meet design and schedule requirements
  • Assisting with the identification and purchase of job-specific and general shop supplies, tools, and machinery
  • Cradle-to-grave job planning and execution including machine and material selection, tooling design, part programming using CAM software, machining or fabrication of parts, inspection, and communicating directly with customers
  • Documenting processes used while machining and fabricating components
  • Machining new or modifying existing tight-tolerance and high-value parts while balancing the needs for both speed and quality
  • Machining process development and cutting tool selection
  • Providing customers with appropriate feedback and support in Design for Manufacturability
  • Providing excellent customer service to all current and potential customers within Blue Origin
  • Reading and interpreting engineering drawings, models, and descriptions
  • Setting up and operating multi-axis mill-turn machines, 3 axis CNC mills, 2 axis CNC lathes, manual mills and lathes, and supporting equipment
  • Working both independently and collaboratively within a team of individual contributors to enable every member to succeed in their respective tasks

Desired Qualifications

  • Additional machining and fabrication experience including welding, grinding, honing, wire EDM, waterjet, sheet metal forming and processing, etc.
  • Background in owning part processing from programming, set up, machining, troubleshooting, and inspection
  • Experience in an aerospace environment
  • Experience in fast-paced, R&D environments
  • Experience operating heavy lifting equipment such as cranes and forklifts around flight critical hardware
  • Experience with a variety of machine controls including Haas, Fanuc, Mazatrol, Mapps, Mitsubishi, AOT, etc.
  • Exposure to multi-axis lathes, multi-axis mills, and EDMs
  • Tooling and fixture design


  • A desire to be customer-centric and actively facilitate functional solutions with minimal overhead and in a short period of time
  • Able to plan projects, select proper cutters for materials, and set up hardware for processing
  • Able to work as a part of a team in a fast-paced, constantly evolving, and dynamic environment
  • Engineering drawing interpretation and inspection using GD&T per ASME Y14.5
  • Experience machining a wide variety of aerospace alloys including nickel-based super-alloys
  • Experience programming, setting up, and operating a variety of CNC and manual machines including but not limited to 5-axis mill-turn machines, 3-axis Mills, and 2-axis lathes
  • Familiar with conversational programming of CNC machines
  • Familiar with Design for Manufacturing (DFM) and providing DFM feedback to customers
  • Fluent in the use of precision inspection equipment
  • Good understanding of G code and hand-editing code at the machine
  • Highly competent in recent versions of CAM software systems such as Mastercam and Esprit
  • Self-motivated while working independently to prioritize projects to meet completion dates
  • Skilled with the use of personal computers and MS Windows-based applications


  • The company offers medical, dental, vision, basic and supplemental life insurance, short and long-term disability, and 401(k) with up to 4% company match.
  • Paid Time Off – provides up to 4 weeks per year, in addition to 11 holidays

Other Requirements

  • 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.

Employer’s Statement

Blue Origin is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action 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, and/or local law.

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