👷 Senior Propulsion Engineer Turbo Machinery

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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 hardworking team of diverse engineers you will be responsible for the hands-on design, production, and testing of turbomachinery for various spaceflight systems. You will share in the team’s impact on all aspects of turbomachinery and rocket engine, development, manufacturing, and operation.

In this role you will be responsible for making our products better, faster and cheaper through ownership of design, engineering specifications, and testing. The team will look to you to create, maintain, and track the as-designed, as-built, and as-tested hardware configurations and lead the processes for doing so.

Strong design knowledge and the skills to apply design principles in engineering drawings, specifications, processes, and design manuals to resolve product and process requests, combined with the ability to guide and mentor teammates in a highly collaborative environment is essential.

This includes leadership and individual contribution in the entire design cycle of turbomachinery to the maturation of these components and the overall system through development testing and flight operations.

The job requires the ability to perform root cause analysis to develop corrective actions supporting continuous improvement initiatives such as product and process optimization, cost improvement, rework reduction, scrap reduction, and similar quality objectives.

We are looking for someone to apply their leadership, technical knowledge and dedication to


  • Minimum of a B.S. degree in mechanical or aerospace engineering
  • 8+ years proven track record in production, manufacturing, and assembly of turbomachinery components
  • Strong knowledge of hardware fabrication and quality control
  • Solid understanding of rotating machinery component design and manufacturing including turbines, impellers, cases, bearings, and seals
  • Proficiency in data analysis and post-processing to assess component health


  • Experience with quality management systems supporting aerospace and propulsion-related hardware
  • Experience transitioning products from development to production
  • Experience with product production, qualification testing and flight operations
  • Ability to effectively lead multi-functional teams
  • Experience with turbomachinery specific to rocket engine applications
  • Experience with cryogenic fluids and oxygen compatibility

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.

Blue Origin will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the Washington Fair Chance Act, Los Angeles Fair Chance in Hiring Ordinance, and other applicable laws.

Affirmative Action and Disability Accommodation

Applicants wishing to receive information on 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.


Employee Benefits include: Medical, dental, vision, basic and supplemental life insurance, short and long-term disability and 401(k) with up to 4% company match.

Paid Time Off:  Provides up to 4 weeks per year, in addition to 11 holidays

Blue Origin

Blue Origin

United States, Huntsville, AL

Posted 14d ago