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Mechanical Technician Level 3



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 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 small, hardworking and accomplished team of Aerospace technicians, you will be responsible for maintenance of facility and operations of the facility within the test and flight operations program. You will share in the team’s impact on all aspects of the program in support of Rocket Engine Testing.

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!


  • Test facility construction, operation, and maintenance:

  • Fabrication and routing of pressurization and propellant tubing

  • Test article integration and checkout

  • General troubleshooting of fluid components and fluid systems

  • General maintenance of mechanical components and systems

  • Propellant offloading

  • Installation and checkout of wire harnesses and instrumentation -Test article integration and system test checkout

  • Reviewing, editing and following test procedures

  • Operation of test facility

  • General trouble shooting of instrumentation, valves, leaks, etc.

  • Working with engineers on design concepts/improvements and test development

  • Planning and communicating assembly steps for complex mechanical installations

  • Providing design feedback on Ground Support Equipment (GSE) and test article(s)

  • Safely working with hazardous chemicals and high pressure systems

  • Understanding of 5S and FOD control procedures


  • 7 years of experience in fluids testing, processing and facility support, testing rocket or jet engines or closely related applications

  • Test, flight and safety critical hardware

  • Standard mechanical tools and fabrication shop equipment

  • Experience with low and high pressure pneumatic systems, propellant loading and off-loading systems.

  • Ability to read and interpret drawings

  • Ability to lift 40 lbs. work in adverse weather conditions and climb stairs and ladders and work at heights.

  • 2 year vocational degree with related mechanical curriculum or A&P licensed or Military training.

  • 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.

  • Ability to work 1st, 2nd. or 3rd shift


  • 10 years’ experience in propulsion facility/systems or launch vehicle processing for flight operations to include Launch and Recovery Ops, Rocket and or Crew capsule system Maintenance, Integration and Test.

  • Working knowledge of a variety of rocket propellants and Launch facility cryogenic support systems, including Liquid Hydrogen, Liquid Oxygen, Liquid Nitrogen, and Liquid Helium.

  • Knowledge in the use of 3D CAD tools (CREO is preferred).

  • Familiarity with tube fabrication (bend, flare, fittings, proof & test) and pressurized system safety

  • Experience operating heavy lifting equipment such as cranes and forklifts around flight critical hardware.

  • MIG/TIG, orbital welding experience a plus.

  • Ability to recommend Methods and Solutions to help develop effective maintenance, integration and testing procedures.

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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