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Maintenance Engineer Level 2



van horn, tx, 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!

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 rocket engine testing. 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 hardworking team of diverse specialists, technicians, and engineers, you will be responsible for developing and facilitating operational maintenance for various test stand facilities. You will share in the team’s impact on all aspects of operating and maintaining ground systems and facilities. This role is a combination of maintenance procedure development, task planning and preparation, and issue resolution for the ground systems at Launch Site One.

You will “own” work orders for their full life cycle, requiring you to be skilled at drafting detailed work instructions for complex work, ensuring readiness to execute, answering questions during execution, and ensuring that work orders are appropriately closed out and documented. You will also collaborate with engineers of all disciplines as you support execution of engineering changes and anomaly resolution.

You will be the “go to” resource for assessing questions in executing the most complex work on the ground systems at Launch Site One. You will build strong working relationships with dozens of engineers and technicians. Your ability to rapidly prioritize in a time-critical environment will be critical to mission success. You will be expected to gain and maintain proficiency with basic test stand console operations and support ground system testing as needed.

This position is located in Van Horn, TX – working either a rotational schedule (8 days on - 6 days off) or regular M-F.

We are looking for someone to apply their technical expertise, leadership skills, and commitment to quality to positively impact Rocket Engine Testing. Passion for our mission and vision is required!


  • B.S degree or higher in Mechanical, Aerospace, Industrial Engineering or other relevant field.

  • 3+ years working in a manufacturing or operational environment.

  • 3+ years of demonstrated technical expertise in the operation or maintenance of aerospace, marine, automotive, or ground support systems in one or more of the following disciplines: propulsion, pneumatics, cryogenics, avionics, hydraulics, life support, test engineering, launch operations and configuration management.

  • Previous experience with pumps

  • Unwavering commitment to “doing every job right”, no matter how small

  • Strong planning, organization, and coordination skills in a real-time operations environment

  • Strong written, personal, and computer skills. Ability to communicate clearly and appropriately at the executive leadership level and on the shop floor.

  • A proven track record of working successfully in multiple disciplines.

  • Excellent computer skills with the ability to use a variety of management and planning software tools, including the ability to rapidly learn new software tools as required.

  • Experience using Windchill, Maximo, AutoCad.

  • Ability to support occasional off shift work schedules.

  • 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.


  • Lean Manufacturing and/or Six Sigma processes and implementation.

  • Familiarity with typical aerospace pressure systems and structure manufacturing technologies.

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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