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Engine Component Test Engineer II



Quality Assurance
Seattle, WA, USA
Posted on Thursday, June 6, 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!

Engine Component Environmental Test Engineer II

Job Description

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.

This role is part of the Blue Origin Engines business unit, where our focus is the design, development, manufacturing and testing of engines and propulsion systems. Built for multiple uses, our family of engines is powering the next generation of rockets for commercial, civil, national security and human spaceflight.

We are looking for someone to expand their knowledge in Engines Component Testing for environmental tests. Basic knowledge of pressurized pneumatic and hydraulic components and interest in avionics, electro-mechanical hardware and data acquisition systems is required. This role includes supporting cryogenic, thermal, vibration, vacuum, shock and mechanically simulated pyroshock testing for all rocket engine components for both development and production testing. Candidate will learn to able to plan, create, modify, and optimize test sequences, procedures, and operational processes to support first-article development and transition to high-volume production

You will have significant contributions in the areas of component specification, component selection, tool design, testing, and delivering hardware for various rocket engine programs. This position requires versatility, technical ability, effective communication and strong project management skills. A variety of launch vehicle component hardware will be tested for engines and this role is expected to have a familiarity with avionics, instrumentation, and propulsion system hardware.

To be successful in this role you will need to author and maintain detailed and repeatable test plans and procedures; define, procure, setup, and maintain test fixtures, and test support equipment; ensure component standardization across programs, where appropriate; oversee environmental testing of components within our test facilities; and conduct data reviews and prepare reports to ensure successful component qualification. We are looking for someone who wants to utilize hands on skills in combination with technical expertise, technical writing proficiency, leadership skills, and commitment to quality to positively impact safe human spaceflight.


  • B.S. degree or higher in Mechanical, Aerospace Engineering or other relevant field
  • 2+ years of relevant technical experience including developing, producing, and executing test procedures
  • Must be able to work on site at Kent and Renton locations. Weekend work and schedule flexibility is required
  • Skills using Creo or other modeling and drafting software
  • Desire to work hands-on, as part of a team, in both development, test and production phases of a product lifecycle
  • Ability to design hardware fixturing, develop required electrical harnesses, connectors, etc
  • Experience leading simultaneous projects
  • Strong written, personal, and computer skills. Ability to communicate clearly and appropriately at the executive leadership level and on the shop floor
  • Demonstrated strong work ethic and organization and attention to detail
  • Familiarity with data analysis, processing and reduction techniques
  • Operational understanding of rocket engines
  • Ability to read and interpret engineering standards, technical requirements, and engineering drawings
  • Understanding of fluid components such as valves, regulators, and fittings
  • 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


  • 1+ years of applicable experience in component development and testing
  • Ability to write test plans as well as document and report test results
  • Experience with cryogenics
  • Engineering experimental lab experience
  • Quality management experience in diagnosing, documenting, and closing out non conformances
  • Technical fundamentals in fluids, thermodynamics and mechanical and electrical components
  • Experience designing, fabricating, or operating fluid systems
  • Basic knowledge of instrumentation including pressure transducers, thermocouples, silicon diodes, resistance temperature detectors, and accelerometers
  • Hands-on experience with test articles
  • Basic familiarity with control, data acquisition, and reduction software

Compensation range for on site WA applicants is $89,820-$125,748

Other site ranges may differ

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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