ground support

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 dedication 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 diverse and hardworking team of specialists and engineers, this position supports tooling groups across the company by crafting automated equipment and establishing standards, processes, and guides for the design of control systems for spaceflight vehicle manufacturing and production. You will share in the team’s impact on all aspects of controls conceptualisation, design, configuration, verification, installation, testing, and support.

Through conversations with internal customers and external vendors, you will develop controls processes and standards while supporting design requests for automated equipment from across the organization. This position specializes in tooling through designs and specifications. Additionally, you will support requests from development labs for specialty equipment and other emergent needs by providing rapid turnaround of well-designed and cost efficient systems.

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


  • Strong abilities in design and process simplification
  • Experience in process definition, development, deployment, and qualification
  • Proficiency with design, procurement, assembly, commissioning, and maintenance of automated equipment for aerospace vehicle and component production or ground support equipment
  • Experience developing and validating specifications for contracting equipment manufacturers
  • Experience leading contractors during the design, assembly, and installation phases of the tooling and equipment design process
  • Proficient with Controls and Automation Software (ex. Siemens TIA Portal)
  • Ability to interpret and review electrical and mechanical drawings
  • A demeanor of outstanding quality, attention to detail, and dedication
  • Ability to communicate successfully, clearly, and with modesty to collaborators and customers.
  • B.S. degree (or higher) required in Mechanical, Manufacturing, Mechatronics, Electrical, Controls, or other relevant engineering field.
  • 7+ years’ experience designing tooling or equipment used in the manufacture, assembly, and test of aerospace hardware
  • 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


  • Familiar with various control systems standards such as IEC 61131, ANSI B11, NFPA 79, and RIA 15.06
  • Experience with writing and developing software in a high-level language such as Python or C#.
  • Excellent technical writing, grammar, and presentation experience
  • Experience with electrical verification of machines
  • Experience with Friction Stir Welding process, equipment & tooling

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

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. 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 “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 5% company match.

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

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Blue Origin
United States, Space Coast, FL
Posted 6 months ago
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