đź‘· Mechanical Engineer - Fluid System

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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 the Mechanical Engineer you will be part of a hardworking team of diverse engineers to lead the design of a fluid system on a re-useable launch vehicle. You will engage in all levels of the design cycle of mechanical hardware including conceptual design, requirements, system modeling, layouts, structural analysis, modeling and drafting, manufacturing and integration support, test definition and mission support.

To accomplish this, you will be responsible to create engineering documentation including schematics, clear requirements, design reviews, bill of materials, and other necessary deliverables. You will use 3D CAD programs (Creo preferred) and Finite Element Analysis (FEA) programs (ANSYS Preferred) to design and analyze the system. You will use creative thinking and novel manufacturing solutions to solve complex problems with high pressure, cryogenic, and highly stressed hardware. You will deliver completed designs using best draft practicing per ASME Y14.5 GD&T standards along with clear and well documented analysis reports. Following the design efforts, you will lead and participate in component and system level testing and data analysis. To be successful in this role good project management skills are necessary including vendor management, scheduling, and basic budget tracking.

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!


  • Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering, aerospace engineering, or equivalent
  • 5+ years of relevant experience in the design of mechanical systems, mechanisms, pressurized hardware, or fluid systems
  • Experience in 3D CAD programs (Creo preferred)
  • Experience in the use of Finite Element Analysis (FEA) tools to analyzed pressurized systems (ANSYS preferred)
  • Experience with GD&T (ASME Y14.5)
  • Working knowledge of component design such as valves, mechanisms, bellows, tubes, latches and pressurized components, aerospace hardware
  • Working knowledge of fabrication, integration processes, and quality control techniques relative to tubes, machined components, and welded hardware
  • Working knowledge of aerospace materials and treatments
  • 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


  • Master’s degree in mechanical engineering, aerospace engineering, or equivalent
  • 8+ years of relevant experience in the design of fluid systems
  • Experience as responsible engineer guiding a small team of design engineers
  • Experience with launch vehicle or ground cryogenic and pressure system
  • Supplier management best practices involving sourcing components
  • Experience with thermo-fluid solver applications Thermal Desktop (Sinda Fluint), AFT (Fathom/Arrow), Excel based models, REFPROP
  • Experience testing pressurized systems including water, pneumatics, hydraulics, and cryogenic propellants

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 EEOCompliance@blueorigin.com.

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United States, Kent, WA

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