Materials and Process Engineer III or IV (Sr.) โ€“ Metallurgy - New Glenn

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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 Originโ€™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 materials and process engineering tasks related to the design and manufacturing of the New Glenn launch vehicle system. The team is hiring Materials and Process Engineer at levels 3 and 4 which vary in professional experience and skills. Candidates experience and qualifications will establish level. Primary day-to-day focus will be (but not limited to) leading tank structural material selection/development, test plan establishment/execution, data analysis and design allowable generation, materials/process supplier engagements, as well as rapid development manufacturing support. These tasks include material characterization, supporting design for production, material selection, and quality control.

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!


  • Work with cross-functional teams that are responsible for selecting materials, manufacturing processes, and suppliers to produce world class aerospace hardware
  • Lead material process/qualification documentation, internal/external readiness reviews, etc.
  • Work closely with tank production teams to ensure that floor support is provided in a timely manner and weld qualification deliverables are met in accordance with the overall launch schedule
  • Work closely with raw material, specialty procedure, and final product suppliers as needed, and maintain excellence in material/process/product quality
  • Oversee and perform metallographic and mechanical testing of tank structural materials, and evaluation of materials characterization data and/or NDT results
  • Define and write material test plans for design value generation, execute sourcing of testing, and evaluate test data to develop statistics-based design values
  • Work hand in hand with quality assurance/engineering for rapid disposition and documentation of non-conformances for tank structure defects
  • Travel as needed for reviews, training, supplier audit, and other tank production support activities


  • B.S. degree or higher in materials engineering, metallurgical engineer, welding engineering, or related field
  • 8-12+ years of experience (6-10+ years with relevant M.S. or 5-7+ years with Ph.D.) in the field of metallurgy, with deep knowledge of the interplay between composition, process, microstructure & properties in aerospace materials (preferably in stainless steels and/or titanium & nickel alloys)
  • Proven experience in leading, developing, and executing material characterization plans, such as mechanical testing, environmental testing, and material compatibility analysis & trade study
  • Experience supporting design and manufacturing teams in an aerospace environment, including preparing specifications, test reports, and design substantiation documentation
  • Strong material supplier relationship; experience in interacting with aerospace suppliers, including on-site engineering audits, supplier qualifications and statistical process controls
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills with the ability to prioritize and handle small and large projects with a diversity of internal and external customers
  • 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


  • Past experience as an aerospace Materials & Processes engineer
  • Proven experience with sourcing, analyzing, manufacturing, and testing of aerospace grade materials such as aluminums, nickel alloys, titanium, stainless steel and other exotic alloys
  • Knowledge of material behavior and compatibility in cryogenic tank systems and lifecycles
  • Working knowledge in basic statistical analysis to generate design allowables
  • Experience/knowledge of thermal protection system (TPS) is a plus
  • Track record in developing engineering requirements and work instruction documents

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.ย as a refugee or granted asylum.

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 โ€œEEO Is the Law,โ€ 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 Originโ€™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 5% company match.

Paid Time Off:ย  Provides up to 4 weeks per year, in addition to 14 holidays

Blue Origin
Blue Origin

United States, Space Coast, FL - Seattle, WA

Posted 2 months ago

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