life support system

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 small, passionate and accomplished team of professionals, you will be responsible for training the engineers and technicians responsible for preparing and maintaining the reusable New Shepard launch vehicle, and operating/maintaining the New Shepard launch site infrastructure and ground equipment. The training program is essential to ensuring consistent, repeatable, and reliable crew operations.

In this role, you will define training requirements and strategy, plan and execute the training to meet requirements, and evaluate crew proficiency and currency. You will also support development for future training infrastructure, such as mock launch vehicle hardware and simulation software.

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!

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.

This position is based either in Kent, WA or in Van Horn, TX. Being at the heart of Blue Origin operations, our West Texas Site offers eligible employees additional attractive financial incentives to supplement their competitive base earnings, including a living allowance and relocation assistance, etc. Eligibility is based on the employee’s ability to permanently relocate to Van Horn, TX, or work on site a minimum of 50% of the time.


  • Define, develop, and implement training for the engineers and technicians responsible for preparing and maintaining the New Shepard launch vehicle, launch site infrastructure, and ground equipment (working closely with domain specialists). Training modalities will include on-the-job training, hands-on training with mockup, simulations, and classroom training.
  • Develop specialty courses of instruction for identified needs; working with a wide variety of individuals while researching courses
  • Develop maintenance manuals and other technical documents to support training and operations
  • Evaluate crew proficiency and currency for launch operations; develop makeup training and other training mitigation plans as needed.
  • Maintain accurate, auditable records of crew training completion.


  • Minimum of a B.S in engineering, or equivalent
  • 5 years of experience in defining, developing, validating, and executing technical training for engineers and technicians working in a high technology, safety critical operational environment
  • Experience writing technical training course materials (lesson objective and plans, evaluation criteria, hands-on training activities)
  • Experience authoring training plans, maintenance and operations manuals, and other technical documents
  • Engineering and/or operational experience with complex aerospace systems such as hydraulics, avionics, propulsion, cryogenics, life support systems, or high pressure pneumatics
  • Ability to travel to the West Texas launch site up to 50% (if based in Kent)
  • Self-starter with strong coordination and project management skills. Must be able to initiate, track, manage and prioritize multiple simultaneous tasks and jobs
  • A proven track record of working optimally with a diverse multi-disciplinary team, and building strong working relationships within the organization and across multiple groups
  • 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


  • M.S. in Engineering, or equivalent
  • 7+ years of experience
  • Previous experience as a Maintenance or Test Engineer in aerospace, oil and gas, automotive, nuclear energy, or a similar high-tech, safety critical environment
  • Hands-on experience with hazardous testing with a strong safety record
  • Experience designing, building and integrating electronic test equipment
  • Excellent digital literacy with the ability to learn flight hardware/scripting procedures and associated tools, including rapidly learn and apply new software tools as the need arises

Compensation range for on site CO applicants:

Engineer - Ops Training III is $94,875 - $139,150

Engineer - Ops Training Sr is $119,549 - $175,338

Compensation range for on site WA applicants:

Engineer - Ops Training III is $103,500 - $151,800

Engineer - Ops Training Sr is $130,016 - $190,691

Compensation range for on site CA applicants:

Engineer - Ops Training III is $103,500 - $151,800

Engineer - Ops Training Sr is $130,016 - $190,691

Other site ranges may differ

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


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

Discretionary bonus programs

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Blue Origin
United States, West Texas, TX - Seattle, WA
Posted 3 months ago
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