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Mechanical Systems Engineer III



Software Engineering
Florida, USA
Posted on Tuesday, June 4, 2024

At Blue Origin, we envision millions of people living and working in space for the benefit of Earth. We’re working to develop reusable, safe, and low-cost space vehicles and systems within a culture of safety, collaboration, and inclusion. Join our diverse team of problem solvers as we add new chapters to the history of spaceflight!

As part of a small team, you will be responsible for designing, developing, constructing and activating Mechanical HVAC, Plumbing, Fire Protection and Launch Vehicle Environmental Control System required to support an orbital launch site. This is a hands-on position focused on mechanical facility development, construction, and activation. Facilities include launch vehicle manufacturing, integration and test; launch Site, and launch command and control centers.

The Facilities Mechanical Systems Engineer III position will be located in Merritt Island Florida and will require at least 50% travel, Kent Washington, Alabama and Texas.


  • Develop mechanical systems requirements, performing flow down, and verification
  • Manage mechanical design, analysis, and development of launch support facilities
  • Support mechanical systems configuration development and trade studies
  • Oversee launch pad mechanical system construction and activation, procuring components and materials; and managing vendor/subcontractor performance
  • Create mechanical systems drawings, specifications, one-line diagrams and other documentation
  • Prepare and review calculations loads for Mechanical Systems
  • Plan and conduct mechanical systems facility shakedown and activation tests, and reviewing data
  • Communicate and apply mission assurance principles throughout the organization
  • Maintain and report on mechanical systems activity schedule, budget and technical status
  • Coach, mentor and technically assist other engineers
  • Identify opportunities for safety improvements and operational cost savings
  • Experience developing and managing preventive maintenance plans and procedures
  • Knowledge of systems engineering practices, manufacturing fabrication and assembly processes, and quality control


  • Minimum of a B.S. degree in mechanical engineering
  • Minimum 10 years of experience with complex facility design, operations and maintenance
  • Experience leading and managing small- to medium-sized teams integrating multiple subsystems to meet a top level system requirement. Strong personnel management and mentoring skills.
  • Recent facility development or management experience supporting mission critical operations
  • Experience in sub-contract management of suppliers including request for proposal, specification and statement of work
  • Strong project management, budget management and team leadership skills
  • Project planning, schedule and cost estimation
  • Strong safety mindset and experience, including hands-on experience planning and conducting hazardous or critical operations
  • 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 launch vehicle, aircraft, or spacecraft manufacturing, or integration and test
  • Experience with mechanical system design, sizing and specification
  • Familiar with HVAC facility monitoring system
  • Familiar with Launch Vehicle Environmental Control System
  • Experience with AutoCAD

Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis until the requisition is closed.

Inclusivity Statement

Don’t meet all desired requirements? 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 desired qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.

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.


Benefits include: Medical, dental, vision, basic and supplemental life insurance, paid parental leave, short and long-term disability, 401(k) with a company match of up to 5%, and an Education Support Program.

Paid Time Off: Up to four (4) weeks per year based on weekly scheduled hours, and up to 14 company-paid holidays.

Discretionary bonus: Bonuses are designed to reward individual contributions as well as allow employees to share in company results.

Eligibility for benefits varies by role type, please check with your recruiter for a comprehensive list of the benefits available for this role.

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, including the Washington Fair Chance Act, the California Fair Chance Act, the Los Angeles Fair Chance in Hiring Ordinance, and other applicable laws. For more information on “EEO Is the Law,” please see here.

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