👷 Engineer, Tooling Design - Ground Support Equipment (GSE)

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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.

Blue Origin is developing the next generation launch and space vehicle manufacturing facility on Florida’s Space Coast at our Orbital Launch Site Manufacturing Complex. We are in search of a Ground Support Equipment (GSE) Engineer who will work with a team of engineers and maintenance specialists in the design, specification, procurement, operation, and maintenance of ground support equipment and tooling used for launch vehicle production and testing. This team is chartered with supporting the design and procurement of GSE and tooling identified by our engineering and manufacturing staff, and maintaining the equipment to minimize downtime and impacts to launch vehicle production and operations. The GSE group interfaces directly with vehicle production, launch systems, and other test and operational groups. We put a strong emphasis on design capability and hands-on technical ability, as our engineers are directly involved with design, analysis, equipment operation, trouble-shooting, and active engagement with engineering and maintenance personnel.

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 directly with manufacturing, operations, and product development personnel to understand operational requirements and develop GSE to meet those requirements.

  • Creation of CAD models and drawings in PTC Creo.

  • Develop and approve design specifications, performance specifications, fabrication specifications, acceptance test procedures, and maintenance plans, for development of GSE.

  • Manage external design and fabrication partners through complete project lifecycle (requirements gathering through delivery and acceptance) to ensure GSE is functionally correct and meets requirements set forth in specifications.

  • Coordinate directly with technical personnel to plan and support GSE maintenance activities to ensure equipment availability and operational safety.

  • Represent GSE considerations in manufacturing, operational, and program technical reviews

  • Evaluate and approve designs and analysis performed by other engineers and vendors

  • Oversee equipment fabrication, assembly, and installation

  • Active involvement in functional checkouts and commissioning of equipment

  • Maintain and report on activity schedule, budget and technical status

  • Participate in continuous training and skills development.

  • Create and present technical documentation that clearly conveys design intent and adherence to standards, requirements, and specifications.

  • Travel approx. 10% of time


  • Passion for our mission: Millions of people living and working in space!

  • Minimum of a bachelors college degree in mechanical, aerospace, electrical, structural, industrial, or manufacturing engineering; or other major requiring engineering or manufacturing core courses

  • 1+ years experience (10+ preferred) with design and integration of mechanical systems (mechanisms, power transmission components, hydraulics, fluids systems, etc.), electrical systems/components, control systems, support frames/structures, and/or lifting fixtures.

  • Design of GSE for production, manufacturing, and testing of launch vehicles and launch vehicle support systems. 

  • Proven ability to drive complex projects to completion

  • Experience with CAD modeling and drawings in PTC Creo.

  • Experience with revision control and data configuration in Windchill.

  • Ability to earn trust, maintain positive and professional relationships, and contribute to a culture of inclusion.

  • A continuous improvement mindset. Our job is never complete; we are always optimizing.

  • Ability to earn trust, maintain positive and professional relationships, and strengthen our 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.


  • FEA Analysis and hand calculations of structural and mechanical components.

  • Experience working on aerospace development programs, production lines, or field operations in both design and hands-on roles; experience on commercial development programs a plus

  • Experience with design specification, procurement, operation, and maintenance of GSE

  • Extremely customer focused with strong communication skills

  • A demonstrated ability to work cooperatively with teams of diverse skills across large geographic distances

  • Experience with multiple CAD packages, Catia, SolidWorks, etc.

  • Hands on fabrication, assembly, or maintenance experience

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.

Blue origin

Blue origin

United States, Merritt Island, FL

Posted 19d ago