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Process Engineer III - New Glenn Payload Accommodation Structures



Multiple locations
Posted on Thursday, June 27, 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!

Process Engineer III – New Glenn Payload Accommodation Structures

This role supports the development and operations of New Glenn, a single-configuration heavy-lift launch vehicle capable of routinely carrying people and payloads to Earth’s orbit and beyond. Engineered with a reusable first stage and a seven-meter payload fairing, New Glenn is building the road to space.

As part of a small, hardworking, passionate, diverse, and highly skilled team, you will be responsible for the development and implementation of new manufacturing, inspection, and refurbishment processes for composite structures and assemblies.

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


  • Support design, analysis, development, and testing of primary and secondary composite structures
  • Establish inspection and acceptance criteria for composite structures
  • Perform research, develop concepts, and run trade studies
  • Create test plans, specifications, and other documentation for the development of flight hardware
  • Provide technical guidance for integration and refurbishment
  • Provide manufacturing and production support
  • Support configuration development and trade studies
  • Participate in subsystem test planning, execution, data reduction and analysis
  • Work with cross-functional teams that are responsible for selecting materials, manufacturing processes, and suppliers to produce world class aerospace hardware
  • Develop material specifications and manage suppliers
  • Plan, coordinate, conduct tests, and review test data
  • Participate in the development and purchase of new equipment and tooling.
  • Maintain and report on activity schedule, budget and technical status
  • Coach, mentor and technically assist other engineers
  • Identify opportunities for improvements and operational cost savings


  • Minimum of a B.S. degree in Material Science, Chemical, Aerospace, Mechanical, or Manufacturing Engineering or related field.
  • 5+ years of experience working with aircraft, marine, spacecraft, or launch vehicle structures.
  • Experienced with fabrication and inspection of composite primary structures for aerospace.
  • Experience with industry standard mechanical and physical property test methods for the characterization of structural composite materials.
  • Ability to travel to support development and testing opportunities at other Blue Origin and vendor sites.
  • 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.


  • M.S. degree in Material Science, Chemical, Aerospace, Mechanical, or Manufacturing Engineering or related field
  • Experience planning and executing a material test campaign
  • Experience with statistical analysis and DOE methods as applied to design, analysis, and testing
  • Experience with design and characterization of aerospace composite structures for heat and water exposure
  • Experience characterizing and evaluating the impact of re-entry heating on composite structures using various thermal protection systems
  • Experience with materials and processes for the environmental sealing of composite structures
  • Experience with corrosion and refurbishment requirements for composite structures

Compensation range for on site WA applicants is $103,230-$144,522

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.

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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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