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Test Engineer II

BLUE ORIGIN

BLUE ORIGIN

Quality Assurance
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!


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.

As part of a small, passionate, and accomplished team of test engineers, you will help test in-space propulsion components and thrusters to meet Blue Origin's program requirements for various spaceflight systems. You will directly contribute to test operations by assisting with test planning and execution, risk identification and mitigation, hardware integration for test campaigns, pre and post-test inspections, data review and performance analysis. This position will directly impact the history of space exploration and will require your dedicated commitment and detailed attention towards safe and repeatable operations.

This position is based in Van Horn, TX. Being at the heart of Blue Origin operations, the West Texas Site offers eligible employees additional attractive financial incentives to supplement their competitive base earnings, including a living allowance and relocation assistance, etc. Eligibility is based on the employee’s ability to permanently relocate to Van Horn, TX.

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

Responsibilities:

  • Design and manufacture new test positions to successfully meet requirements for various rocket components and propulsion systems
  • Develop and run procedures to successfully run tests utilizing cryogenic and high-pressure fluid systems
  • Review test data and provide assessments on test stand and test article performance
  • Identify and execute projects that improve test stand capabilities, operational efficiency, and test stand safety
  • Plan and execute projects to schedule including component selection, procurement, supplier management, etc.

Qualifications:

  • B.S. Degree in Mechanical/Aerospace Engineering or related field
  • 2-4 years of experience in a testing environment or related field
  • Demonstrated ability to lead projects, work independently, and provide mentorship to peers
  • Strong technical fundamentals in fluids and thermodynamics
  • Knowledge of instrumentation including pressure transducers, thermocouples, silicon diodes, resistance temperature detectors and accelerometers
  • Ability to read and interpret engineering standards and technical requirements.
  • Technical expertise in any the following test stand systems
    • High pressure gaseous systems (GH2, GHe, GOx, GN2)
    • Cryogenic systems (LH2, LOx, LN2, LNG)
    • Steam systems
    • Vacuum systems
    • Data Acquisition Systems
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to earn trust and maintain positive and professional relationships
  • Understanding of rocket system architecture and functionality
  • 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

Physical Requirements:

  • Test Operations is a physically active, all four (4) seasons role with both indoor and outdoor work requirements, to include rain, wind, cold, heat, & humidity.


Desired:

  • M.S. or Ph.D., in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering with experimental lab experience
  • 2-4 years of experience in an aerospace testing environment
  • Detailed understanding of space systems including engines and engine sub-components, such as turbopumps, combustion devices, valves, and other fluid components
  • Hands-on experience with integrating test articles and sub-assemblies for test
  • Familiarity with LabVIEW, MATLAB, Winplot, or other control/data acquisition and reduction software
  • Demonstrated ability to design for manufacture and streamlined operations
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate with technicians to effectively execute project builds
  • Familiarity with CAD applications (Creo preferred)
  • Strong ability to recognize pitfalls of processes and implement improvements

Don’t meet every single requirement or are you overqualified? Studies have shown that people are less likely to apply to a job unless they’re closely aligned with the qualifications and have many of the desired qualifications. At Blue Origin, we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace filled with great talent. If you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.

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

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.

Affirmative Action and Disability Accommodation

Applicants wishing to receive information on Blue Origin’s Affirmative Action Plans, or applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in the application and/or interview process, please contact us at EEOCompliance@blueorigin.com.

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