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Launch Operations Transporter Operator II (R39287)

blueoriginllc · 12 days ago

At Blue Origin, we envision millions of people living and working in space for the benefit of Earth. We’re working to develop reusable, safe, and low-cost space vehicles and systems within a culture of safety, collaboration, and inclusion. Join our diverse team of problem solvers as we add new chapters to the history of spaceflight!  

This role is a part of the Test & Flight Operations team, providing centralized support to business units with a focus on the design, build, and maintenance of the ground systems, test, and launch facilities across multiple locations.

As part of a hardworking team of Launch Operation specialists you will develop the next generation of launch and space vehicle manufacturing on Florida’s Space Coast at our Orbital Launch Site Manufacturing Complex. You will share in the team’s impact on all aspects of transporting large equipment, vehicle stages, large flight hardware, and other components requiring critical transport and handling considerations.  The work will involve move execution, loading/unloading operations, rigging, load monitoring, and process documentation. The Mission Operations group interfaces directly with vehicle design, production, launch systems, and other test and operational groups. We put a strong emphasis on teamwork, coordination, and service to support all Blue Origin team needs. Additional responsibilities include: Operation of overhead cranes and transportation equipment including Self-Propelled Modular Transporters (SPMTs), Dual Lane hydraulic transporters, large tow tractors and trailers, and other heavy equipment on public and private roads.

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!

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Work directly with engineers and mission planners to plan and execute transportation operations
  • Responsible to verify that all work is being performed efficiently, safely, and in accordance with quality standards
  • Check and maintain the efficiency of the SPMTs and Dual Lane trailers, execute regular maintenance and perform troubleshooting as required
  • Efficiently and safely carry out loading and offloading of large loads.  This could include lifting, installing rigging, and weighing large heavy loads
  • Execute transport operation with a safety-oriented approach to identify and eliminate potential injuries and accidents
  • Support assembly, disassembly, and configuration of Modular Trailers and SPMTs (Scheuerle, KAMAG) in any configuration required for equipment or component transportation
  • Perform pre-mission dry runs to ensure functionality and operational readiness of transportation equipment.
  • Operate transport and handling equipment as necessary (heavy transporters, tractor units, MHE)
  • We are looking for someone to apply their technical expertise, and commitment to quality to positively impact safe human spaceflight. Passion for our mission and vision is required!

Minimum Qualifications

  • Minimum 3 years of experience in operating large transport equipment such as SPMTs, hydraulic transporters, and large tugs/trailers
  • Knowledge lifting, rigging, and securing large and heavy loads
  • Have an understanding in reading and understand engineering drawings and documentation to ensure that loads, loading methods, load securing, and load transport, comply with transport plans
  • Ability to earn trust, maintain positive and professional relationships, and contribute to a culture of inclusion
  • Work 1st, 2nd or 3rd shift, as well as overtime, when necessary.
  • 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

Preferred Qualifications

  • Commercial Driver License, Class A or Class C (Florida issued CDL or ability to obtain)

Inclusivity Statement

Don’t meet all desired requirements? 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 desired 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.



Benefits include:  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 as well as allow employees to share in company results.

Eligibility for benefits varies by role type, please check with your recruiter for a comprehensive list of the benefits available for this role.


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, including the Washington Fair Chance Act, the California Fair Chance Act, the Los Angeles Fair Chance in Hiring Ordinance, and other applicable laws. For more information on “EEO Is the Law,” please see here.


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Last updated on Feb 9, 2024

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