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Production Control Specialist II

Company: Blue Origin
Location: Huntsville
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

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.

As part of a small, passionate and accomplished team of experts, you will plan, schedule, and support engine production at our new, state-of-the art production facility in Huntsville, Alabama. The Production Control group will establish, maintain and coordinate production schedules with manufacturing and assembly areas. This hands-on position requires strong communication, organization, planning, and project management skills. The permanent location of this position is Huntsville, Alabama.

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!


  • Coordinate, maintain, communicate and drive the schedule to ensure on time delivery for service centers and integrated areas.
  • Schedule management throughout the day in order to maintain a dynamic accurate schedule. Clearly communicate the status of each job.
  • Coordinate the schedule, plan, and initial staging of material/kits to all necessary areas of production and test.
  • Communicate and coordinate upcoming work center load (capacity planning) to provide visibility to area leads.
  • Identify and communicate constraints in the production flow and work with area leads to discuss possible solutions.
  • Interface and communicate with internal customers for potential impact or delays in the schedule.
  • Coordinate with Maintenance team and Shop Leads for preventative maintenance schedule for machines, where applicable.
  • Management of WO Instance from creation to completion.
  • Tracking and closure of all outstanding orders. (In all business systems.)
  • Coordinate all part handling that could involve having crates built, packing material for outplant processes, etc.
  • Notify procurement/programs of any parts gone missing or adjusted out of inventory during physical and cycle counts.
  • Updating estimated on-dock dates in scheduling system, ex: assemblies in inventory ready for vehicle install.


  • Passion for our mission: Millions of people living and working in space!
  • Minimum of a AA or Bachelor's degree in business or commensurate professional experience
  • 5 years schedule management experience
  • Ability to thrive in a high energy, high growth dynamic environment.
  • Experience working with inventory and or database systems.
  • Experience using and managing ERP/MRP systems
  • 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.


  • Bachelors degree in operations management or supply chain management
  • Familiarity with MS Office software including MS Project
  • Three or more years of experience using MRP/ERP systems
  • Experience in a both development and production environments

ITAR Requirements

To conform to U.S. Government commercial space technology export regulations, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), applicants for employment at Blue Origin must be a U.S. citizen or national, lawfully admitted for permanent residence into the U.S. (i.e. current green card holder), or lawfully admitted as a refugee or granted asylum under 8 U.S.C. 1157-1158. Learn more about the ITAR here.

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.

Affirmative Action and Disability Accommodation

Applicants wishing to view a copy of 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

Keywords: Blue Origin, Huntsville , Production Control Specialist II, Other , Huntsville, Alabama

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