Materials & Processes Engineer (Level III-IV) - Corrosion Prevention

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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 small, rapidly evolving team, you’ll be responsible for materials and process engineering tasks related to the selection, design, and manufacturing of the New Glenn system. These tasks include supporting design for producibility and manufacturability as well as materials selection and characterization.

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
  • Collaborate closely with design, manufacturing, and quality to define material requirements and successfully implement production solutions pertaining to:
    • Corrosion Prevention
    • Anodization
    • Chemical Conversion Coating
    • Topcoats
    • Primers
    • Wear and Abrasion Resistant Finishes
    • Sealants, Greases, and Lubricants
  • Develop and define internal engineering, such as complex testing matrices of representative subscale hardware assemblies, and quality processes to standardize and accelerate material evaluation and implementation for corrosion prevention and control
  • Ensure M&P design requirements are met through the review and refinement of part designs, drawings, and manufacturing controls
  • Up to 25% of travel


  • B.S. degree or higher in chemical engineering, materials science & engineering, corrosion engineering, or related field
  • 8-10+ years experience in material and process engineering or program support engineering with specialization in corrosion finishes design for aerospace vehicles
  • Experience developing and executing plans for material characterization, such as mechanical testing, metallographic and fractographic analyses, thermal analysis, corrosion testing, chemical analysis, and material compatibility
  • Experience supporting design and manufacturing teams in an aerospace environment, including preparing specifications, and test reports
  • Demonstrated technical depth in finishes and protective coatings for corrosion prevention on aluminum and steel alloys
  • Deep knowledge of corrosion and finishes related ASTM test standards
  • Experience interacting with aerospace suppliers, including on-site engineering audits, technical interchanges, supplier qualifications, and statistical process controls
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills with the ability to prioritize and handle small and large projects with diverse customers
  • Ability to develop engineering requirements for undefined material forms and processes
  • 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


  • MS or PhD in chemical engineering, materials science, or materials engineering

  • Knowledge of material behavior and compatibility in liquid fuel propellants such as hydrogen, oxygen, and methane

  • Experience testing materials for performance at a wide range of temperatures: cryogenic to orbital re-entry

  • Experience participating in industry standards committees and aerospace organizations

  • Experience with the statistical treatment of test data and the generation of design values using software such as Minitab or JMP

The expected salary range for the position is displayed in accordance with the Colorado Equal Pay for Equal Work Act. Final agreed upon compensation is based upon individual qualifications and experience.

Estimated salary wage (Colorado only):

Engineer- Materials & Process III- $109K - $163K

Engineer- Materials & Process Sr- $132K - $200K

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

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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, Seattle, WA - Denver, CO - Phoenix, AZ - Reston, VA
Posted 7 months ago
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