Propulsion Engineer โ€“ Design and Production Integration

flight systems

We are a diverse team of collaborators and problem solvers who are committed to innovation, safety, and inclusion. Through your attention to detail and dedication, this position will help us build a road to space to expand, explore, and to preserve Earth. 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 a Propulsion Engineer you will join a group of a passionate and accomplished experts to deliver technically mature, high performing liquid rocket engine assemblies for spaceflight systems. The groupโ€™s scope extends over the entire product lifecycle, from initial requirements to final delivery, with an overarching goal of facilitating design evolution and production at scale. Your team will incorporate learning from test campaigns and builds at multiple Blue Origin production sites, and support root cause analyses, non-conformance corrective actions, CAD model improvements, and design releases.

You could be responsible for primary and secondary structures, heat exchangers, gimbal joints, flexible elements, insulation, and pressurized cryogenic fluid systems. Successful candidates will possess attention to detail, the ability to balance multiple technical challenges, a demonstrated knowledge of engineering releases, configuration management, and strong fundamentals of mechanical engineering design using advanced materials and manufacturing processes.

You will use your technical judgement to select methods and techniques best suited for the solution, optimally balancing risk and technical design.

You will lead, mentor, and train other engineers on techniques, procedures and criteria required for their job assignment. In this role you will partner with our entire team, not just fellow design engineers, but manufacturing engineers, quality engineers and technicians in developing and manufacturing engines supporting all Blue Origin programs.

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!


  • 6+ years proven experience with component fabrication, build, assembly and testing on aircraft, spacecraft, or launch vehicles.

  • Proficiency in CAD and large assembly model management and configuration (Creo Parametric and Windchill PLM preferred)

  • Knowledgeable with GD&T implementation and analysis (ASME Y14.5)

  • Working knowledge of aerospace materials, treatments and manufacturing processes

  • B.S. degree or higher in Aerospace Engineering, Propulsion, Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or equivalent.

  • 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.


  • Experience in the design, production, manufacturing, and assembly of rocket propulsion hardware

  • Experience with cryogenic fluids and oxygen compatibility

Not sure you meet each qualification listed? We are committed to building an inclusive and diverse team with the right people in the right roles. If you are excited about this position and are passionate about our vision, we encourage you to apply even if you don't believe your previous experiences perfectly align with all of the qualifications listed above. You may still be the right person for this position or another role on Team Blue!

Compensation range for on site CO applicants is $103,125-$151,250

Compensation range for on site WA applicants is $112,500-$165,000

Compensation range for on site CA applicants is $112,500-$165,000

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.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


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

Discretionary bonus programs

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Blue Origin
United States, Huntsville, AL - Denver, CO - Lancaster, CA - Seattle, WA - Los Angeles, CA
Posted 2 months ago
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