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Engines Quality Engineer III

Blue Origin

Blue Origin

Quality Assurance
Seattle, WA, USA
Posted on Monday, September 18, 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 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 diverse and hardworking team of quality engineers, you will develop and execute commercial quality processes for the design, test and manufacture of engines. Our team is responsible for implementing quality initiatives that will support development and low rate engine production. This position requires a passion for solving sophisticated problems and providing operable solutions; act with minimal direction and take ownership; and be adaptable as we work on a variety of applications and systems.


  • Establish, implement, maintain, and enforce quality system processes that support products in development and production environments

  • Measure, analyze, and improve quality system performance consistent with organization quality goals

  • Integrate quality system applications between engineering, manufacturing, and operations to ensure the consistent and ongoing use of quality best practices and communication of quality issues

  • Review and approve manufacturing build documents including work orders and nonconformance records.

  • Perform periodic audits of the application of our quality system in accordance with AS9100

  • Participate in engineering design reviews and make recommendations to improve the quality and manufacturability of new designs

  • Recommend initiatives and/or changes that will improve product and system quality

  • Provide quality assurance domain expertise to inspection, manufacturing and test for the Additive Manufacturing team

  • Collaborate with internal and external customers on quality related concerns

  • Develop and present training materials to build quality awareness


  • Minimum of a B.S. in engineering/science or American Society of Quality, Certified Quality Engineer certification

  • 4+ years’ proven experience in the engineering field with at least 3 years in a quality engineer role

  • Quality Assurance experience in production environment. Aerospace, space launch, or military or commercial aviation preferred

  • Familiarity with AS9100 or ISO9000 Quality Management System and/or related quality systems and programs

  • 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.


  • Experience with Additive Manufacturing (3D Printing) with metals or polymers

  • Quality Assurance experience in rocket engine production environment

  • Proven experience transitioning product from development, through production to operations

  • Quality Management System audit experience

  • Quality performance measurement analysis capabilities

  • Six Sigma Green, Black Belt, or comparable certification

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 $103,230 - $151,404

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.