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Environmental Test Technician III



Seattle, WA, USA
Posted on Friday, June 7, 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 diverse and hardworking team of specialists, you’ll perform environmental testing of flight hardware for various spaceflight systems. In this hands-on position you’ll work directly with a small team operating and maintaining the environmental test equipment we use for development, qualification and acceptance testing of flight hardware.

Additional responsibilities include:

  • Conduct hands-on thermal, vibration, shock and vacuum testing on flight hardware in accordance with MIL-STD-810, SMC-S-016 and MIL-STD-1540
  • Demonstrated ability to work with test, flight and safety critical hardware, tools and shop equipment
  • Setup and safely operate high energy systems (e.g. high pressure gas and electrical)
  • Operate and maintain environmental test equipment including data acquisition systems, environmental chambers, vibration systems and instrumentation systems
  • Conduct and/or oversee several test projects simultaneously while supporting operations schedules
  • Configure test setups, fixtures and instrumentation per test plans and standards
  • Generate test plans, test reports, procedures, and work instructions from customer requirements
  • Design test fixtures per requirements, test plans and standards
  • Maintain cleanliness of test equipment and test lab
  • Identify, communicate, and mitigate cost, schedule and technical risks
  • Participate in Process/Job Hazard Assessments
  • Weekends and OT dependent on company needs
  • 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!


  • Experience in a testing environment and working with test equipment
  • Ability to read and interpret engineering drawings, standards and technical requirements
  • Demonstrated familiarity with data acquisition systems, data analysis and data processing
  • Strong safety mindset and experience, including hands-on experience planning and conducting hazardous or critical operations
  • 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.


  • A.S. in engineering discipline (mechanical, electrical, or physics desired)
  • Previous experience operating test equipment of a similar magnitude
  • Skills using Creo or other modeling and drafting software
  • Experience in using automation applications such as LabView or similar tools
  • 2+ years’ experience in a similar work environment
  • Ability to utilize test instrumentation and control components: pressure transducers, thermocouples, RTDs, strain gauges, accelerometers, flow meters, load cells, relays, solenoid valves, preferred
  • Ability to read and understand mechanical and electrical schematics and reports
  • Experienced with high pressure system design and handling
  • Experienced with hydraulic system design and handling
  • Experience using test instrumentation and control components
  • Intermediate skill level using NI Labview / TestStand
  • Weekend shifts or overtime are frequently required for particular tasks or test series
  • Position level commensurate with experience

Compensation range for on site WA applicants is $36.27-$49.7

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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