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Production Scheduler

Kent, WA 98032

Posted: 07/03/2024 Industry: Manufacturing Job Number: 2344943 Pay Rate: 55.29/hour - 55.29/hour

Job Description

Multiple openings on multiple shifts immediately available.


Compensation: $55.29/hour plus overtime (10 hours weekly is available) 11 paid holidays, multiple weeks PTO, and full healthcare benefits.


Location: Kent, WA. These positions are 100% onsite at a space rocket facility with some possibility of occasional work-from-home.


Positions are 6-24 month contract-to-hire opportunities with high possibility to convert to FTE.


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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 diverse and hardworking team of specialists, you will control the manufacturing schedule for various spaceflight systems. You will share in the team’s impact on all aspects of manufacturing deliverables. In this role, you will utilize advanced planning and scheduling platforms to understand Blue Origin’s scheduling needs and coordinate manufacturing activities with the operations team to support those needs. In order to be successful in this role, you will need to have great attention to detail to improve and maintain data integrity within our systems, which will then enable efficient scheduling practices to support on time delivery. You will also need to collaborate with cross-functional teams in order to problem solve and recover schedule when met with constraints. Specialists in this role are expected to regularly provide status to program teams, elevate schedule risks immediately for timely resolution, create action plans to push critical path hardware forward, and hold teams accountable to those plans.

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 the production schedule to all necessary areas of manufacturing and test
  • Release work orders to the shop per MRP action messages and program schedule needs
  • Ensure timely staging of raw materials and kits to appropriate areas to support on time starts
  • Manage work orders from creation to completion, ensuring work orders stay active and blocks or holds get addressed in a timely manner
  • Coordinate with area leads, technicians, quality, Product Based Production Control, and manufacturing engineers on a regular basis to work through nonconforming products, engineering changes, and other unplanned events
  • Provide WIP status as needed
  • Request and coordinate overtime or outsourcing needs with area leads as need to ensure on time delivery of hardware
  • Track and drive shortages by coordinating with all supporting areas, such as procurement, receiving inspection, and other work centers/material planners
  • Communicate potential schedule risks and escalate to appropriate parties as needed
  • Provide transactional support in the accounting and manufacturing execution systems to capture as-built reconciliation, project transfers, inventory adjustments, and scrap transactions
  • Coordinate with Material Handlers to ensure steady, timely movement of critical hardware
  • Refine Item Master planning parameter values to ensure efficiencies throughout the manufacturing process and product lifecycles
  • Collaborate across work centers and Production Control team as needed to resolve capacity constraints

  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in a manufacturing or scheduling environment
  • Ability to earn trust, maintain positive and professional relationships, and contribute to a culture of inclusion
  • 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.

  • Experienced with using inventory and/or ERP/MRP systems
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Operations Management, Supply Chain Management, or related field
  • Experience in both development and production environments

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. 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.

Who is Rainier Recruiting? 

Rainier Recruiting is a boutique, award winning national staffing agency and executive search firm. Using an approach that “treats every

candidate like an executive search”, we offer positions in contract-to-hire, Full-Time, and executive search. Named the #1 Best Workplace in Washington State in 2022, recognized as a ClearlyRated Best of Staffing firm, and identified as a top recruitment firm by multiple business journals, Rainier Recruiting is fast becoming a respected company. We are no longer the “best recruiters you have never heard of”. Rainier Recruiting is also proud to share our clients have a 93% repeat business rate. Rainier Recruiting is an equal opportunity employer and service provider and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, gender, gender identity, national origin, citizenship status, sexual orientation, disability, political affiliation or belief, or any other protected class. We are committed to the principles of Equal Opportunity Employment and are dedicated to making employment decisions based on merit and value, for ourselves, our client companies, and for the candidates we represent. We engage in socially conscious business practices and believe that diverse, equitable, inclusive, and non-biased talent and recruitment processes are foundational to the success of every organization that we partner with.  

Meet Your Recruiter

Eric Lindgren
Senior Recruiter 

Eric first learned how to find top-quality candidates and conduct effective interviews while still in school in 2008. In all his jobs since, he used that knowledge to help the company hire. In 2018, Eric became a full-time recruiter, mainly working on roles in the industrial and skilled trades industries. Since then, he has hired candidates from all industry sectors and walks of life.

Eric joined Rainier Recruiting in 2021, working from his home in the beautiful Willamette Valley in Oregon. Outside work, Eric enjoys playing tabletop games and spending time with his wife and two boys. Eric is one of the few Rainier Recruiting employees with a cat rather than a dog. His cat, Pirate, enjoys sitting on the keyboard while Eric tries to write emails. Pirate is especially fond of the letter rrrr.

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