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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. Passion for our mission and vision is required!

As part of the New Glenn Component Test team, you will support development, qualification, and production test campaigns on various New Glenn spaceflight systems. You will be required to maintain a safety-first mindset while setting up and executing hazardous tests, including cryogenic, high voltage, and high-pressure systems. You will be responsible for independently fabricating and troubleshooting test rigs/systems as well as test harnesses. You will support the team's equipment management and calibration.

In addition, you will support flight hardware production by evaluating test procedures and processes for efficiency and implementing improvements. We are looking for someone who can work in a team environment and apply their technical expertise, leadership skills, and commitment to quality to positively impact safe human spaceflight.

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!

Don’t meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that some people are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single desired qualification. At Blue Origin, we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace, so if you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.


  • 3-5+ years’ experience in aerospace or related fields
  • Demonstrated mechanicals skills such as welding, milling, lathe, drilling, torqueing, soldering, crimping, and tube flaring and bending
  • Knowledge / experience with high voltage systems (AC and DC, 480V)
  • Knowledge / experience with high pressure and/or cryogenic systems (gaseous and liquid)
  • Ability to fabricate high pressure plumbing systems
  • Knowledge and experience with test operations procedures including hydraulic load control, hydro/pneumatic pressure control, and safe handling of flight parts
  • Demonstrated ability to fabricate and repair electrical systems and wire harnessing
  • Ability to install and operate instrumentation including strain gages, pressure transducers, load cells, thermocouples, RTDs, accelerometers, and analog circuitry
  • Ability to read and understand mechanical drawings, blueprints, piping and instrumentation diagrams (P&IDs), and wiring schematics
  • Excellent problem-solving, communication, and organizational skills with a high attention to detail
  • Excellent judgment with demonstrated ability to recognize, report, and correct issues
  • Strong development background and experience working with limited instruction
  • Ability to document and maintain accurate records with strict procedural compliance
  • 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.


  • 10+ years of applicable industry experience (launch vehicles, satellites, aircraft, motorsports, oil & gas).
  • A&P license or equivalent experience in launch vehicle or propulsion system assembly and integration
  • Demonstrated technical expertise in design, operation, testing, or production of pressurized (up to 6000 psi), cryogenic, hydraulic, and/or mechanical systems.
  • Strong knowledge of fluid components such as valves, regulators, actuators, servo-valves, and fittings.
  • Experience performing electrical work and repairs per NASA-STD-8739.4, AC-43.13-1B or similar
  • Experience with Environmental Testing per SMC-S-016, MIL-STD-1540 or MIL-STD-810.
  • Familiarity with industry standards such as ASME, OSHA, and local building standards.
  • Familiarity with working precision clean hardware and systems in a cleanroom environment
  • Experience installing strain gages with a variety of adhesive types, including room-temperature and elevated-temperature cure.
  • Experience using inventory and tracking systems.
  • Experience with 3D CAD tools (CREO/PRO-E preferred) and ability to read and interpret GD&T per ASME Y14.5M-1994 standard
  • Experience operating heavy lifting equipment such as cranes and forklifts around flight critical hardware

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

Blue Origin
Blue Origin

United States, Seattle, WA

Posted 10d ago

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