🧰 Hardware-in-the-Loop Electrical Technician II

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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 specialists, technicians, and engineers, you will build, integrate, and operate the hardware environment we use for verifying the performance of avionics for various spaceflight systems. This job will expose you to many different aspects of spaceflight vehicles! You will share in the team’s impact on all aspects of Hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) system development and operations.  

Duties include assembling HIL hardware, ordering and tracking materials, troubleshooting and repairing electronic assemblies, building cable assemblies, integrating avionics and ground support hardware into the HIL, supporting system testing, and updating HIL documentation and drawings.  

We are looking for someone to apply their technical expertise, attention to detail, and commitment to quality to positively impact safe human spaceflight. Passion for our mission and vision is required! 



  • 2+years of experience with electrical/electro-mechanical assemblies  

  • Good understanding of digital circuits, analog circuits, and computers  

  • Experience with soldering surface-mount PCBA components 

  • Ability to interpret electrical schematics, wiring diagrams, mechanical drawings, and written assembly procedures  

  • Proficient in the use of standard electronic lab test and troubleshooting equipment, such as oscilloscopes and handheld multimeters 

  • Basic digital literacy and familiarity with Microsoft office suite (Excel, Word, etc)  

  • Good written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills  

  • Strong analytical and organizational skills, attention-to-detail, and desire for continuous improvement  

  • Ability to thrive as a member of a team  

  • 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.  


  • 2 year Associates degree in electrical or electronic engineering technology  

  • Experience with modeling and drafting engineering drawings (Creo, AutoCAD, SOLIDWORKS, etc) 

  • Current or expired certification for Rework, Modification and Repair of Electronic Assemblies (IPC-7711B/7721B)  

  • Current or expired harness assembly, crimping and soldering certifications (IPC/WHMA-A-620, IPC-A-610 and J-STD-001)  

  • Experience with 5S practices, such as shadowboarding 

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, Kent, WA

Posted 8d ago