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Lunar Cryogenic Fluid Propulsion Component Engineer Mid Level

Blue Origin

Blue Origin

Multiple locations
Posted on Wednesday, September 13, 2023

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.

We are looking for multiple fluids, propulsion, and mechanical design engineers with experience developing new components. You will design the propulsion and/or fluid systems for Lunar spacecraft with a particular focus on components to transport and gasify liquid hydrogen and liquid oxygen. Work will include the complete life cycle of the system from definition, interfaces, conceptual design, detailed design, component development, assembly, verification, and operation. You will own your components from initial design to analyzing data from their landing on the moon!

You will define requirements, design, and perform 1st order analyses to verify your designs. You will work with suppliers or Blue Origin groups to identify and procure components. You will build Lunar vehicles in CAD by modeling pumps, heat exchangers, valves, and other equipment in the flight vehicle. You will size, select material, and analyze these components for structural integrity due to pressure, vibration, fracture, fatigue, etc. You will manage suppliers and other support to procure, fabricate, and install flight hardware. You will create and manage the project plans for various hardware including cost and schedule. You may mentor entry level engineers and perform technical peer reviews.

Bring your technical expertise, leadership skills, and dedication to quality to positively impact safe human spaceflight. Passion for our mission and vision is required!

You will work directly with NASA and our National Team Partners as part of the Human Landing System (HLS) Sustaining Lunar Development (SLD) program. You will play a key role in developing the Lunar Transportation system that will return humans to the Moon and extend human presence permanently beyond the bounds of Earth.


  • B.S. degree in Mechanical, Aerospace, or related field
  • 5+ years of experience designing cryogenic fluid components: pumps, compressors, heat exchangers, or combustors
  • Experience performing the structural and fluid design and analysis of piping and tubing systems; and using analysis tools such as ANSYS, Thermal Desktop.
  • Experience interpreting and generating Piping and Instrumentation Diagrams (P&IDs)
  • Experience creating fabrication and installation drawings with ProEngineer/Creo
  • Ability to earn trust, maintain positive and professional relationships, and contribute to a culture of collaboration and 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 with ProEngineer/Creo, Windchill, and ProPiping
  • Knowledge of standard installation and fabrication methods of piping systems (tube stock, fittings, connections, fasteners, welding, etc.)
  • Advanced Engineering degree
  • Experience with static and non-linear FEA analysis (ANSYS)
  • Knowledge of ASME Y14.5 geometric dimensioning and tolerance

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.

Compensation range for on site WA applicants is $111,690-$163,812
Compensation range for on site CA applicants is $111,690-$163,812
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


Employee Benefits include: Medical, dental, vision, basic and supplemental life insurance, paid parental leave (must be employed at time of birth or adoption), short and long-term disability, 401(k) with a company match of up to 5%, and an Education Support Program available after 1 year of service.

Paid Time Off: Up to four (4) weeks per year based on weekly scheduled hours, and up to 14 company-paid holidays for all regular employees (including part-time), fixed-term, and interns.

Discretionary bonus: Employees may be eligible for discretionary bonuses in addition to base pay. Bonuses are designed to reward individual contributions as well as allow employees to share in company results.