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Manufacturing Process Engineer II, Welding - Lunar



Florida, USA
Posted on Friday, June 28, 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!

This role is part of Blue Origin Operations, which is comprised of Integrated Supply Chain, Facilities, and Security. This includes Manufacturing and Supply Chain support across all Blue Origin facilities.

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 unique, rapidly evolving team, you will develop, qualify, and support the production of gas tungsten arc (GTA) and variable polarity plasma arc (VPPA) welding processes for hardware in accordance with Blue Origin’s strict aerospace specifications. You will work hands-on with engineers and technicians in the manufacturing area to build our launch vehicles and space craft. We seek people who are passionate about space and possess a strong desire to deliver results, and continuously learn and improve.

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!


  • Develop, test, and qualify manual, mechanized and orbital GTA and VPPA weld schedules
  • Writing and maintaining WPS, PQR, and WQR in accordance with AWS D17.1
  • or other welding standards
  • Review NDT results from processed hardware and disposition nonconformance’s
  • Work with an interdisciplinary team of manufacturing and tooling engineers, and skilled trades to develop tooling and welding procedures for flight hardware
  • Operate equipment, as needed
  • Specify, execute, and interpret mechanical and metallurgical weld tests
  • Day-to-day support of GTA and VPPA work areas including but not limited to shop travelers, production schedules, welder qualification and material trace ability documentation
  • Manage projects and relationships with external test labs, material suppliers, equipment suppliers and other business organizations
  • General shop skills including Foreign Object and Debris (FOD) prevention, material handling, safety, calibration requirements, ESD, and contamination control of precision clean systems
  • Travel as needed to support design interface meetings, equipment support, or off-site development activities.
  • Maintain safe, clean, organized work area to ensure 5S work environment


  • B.S. degree in aerospace engineering, mechanical engineering, weld engineering or relevant field
  • Fundamental understanding of metallurgy and/or arc physics
  • Approachable disposition, broad-minded, and open to rapid changing
  • requirements
  • Calming demeanor in high pressure situations with tenacity to resolve conflict for permanent problem resolution
  • 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.


  • Master’s degree in materials or welding engineering
  • 2 years of GTA, PA, or VPPA welding experience. Proficiency in process
  • development and process improvements
  • Understanding of aerospace fusion welding processes in stainless steel, nickel, titanium, and aluminum materials
  • Ability to read and interpret engineering drawings
  • Strong written and personal computer skills
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Experience interpreting weld NDT results
  • Hands-on machining and welding experience
  • Operation, programming, calibration, maintenance, troubleshooting, and repair of AMET and/or Arc Machines, Inc. mechanized and orbital welding systems with wire feed
  • Proficient in CAD (Creo or NX is preferred)

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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