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Test Engineer - Level 2 - 1st Shift

BLUE ORIGIN

BLUE ORIGIN

Quality Assurance
Florida, USA
Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 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!

As part of a small, passionate and accomplished team of experts, you will be responsible for a portion of the design, planning and execution of Structural Test activities and related test equipment. You will work across subsystems and support integrated solutions to achieve our vision of “millions of people living and working in space”. This role is a combination of test development, planning, setup, execution, documentation, and troubleshooting/data analysis. You will share in the team’s impact on all aspects of transforming the way rockets are made, tested, and operated.

Candidate should have basic knowledge of CAD tools, prior test experience within an engineering environment, excellent written and verbal communications skills, and ability to work in a flexible and dynamic team environment. Candidate will assist in test design, facility and test setup, and test execution, and also perform various other duties including developing concepts and preliminary designs for required test equipment; evaluating and managing vendor designs; developing and maintaining test documentation; conducting facility and pre-test preparations, executing tests, and troubleshooting and correcting anomalies and discrepant hardware.

If you share our passions and vision, thrive in a dynamic startup environment, excel on integrated cross-functional teams, are experienced testing relevant technologies (even if not in the aerospace industry), and continuously seek out opportunities to learn and improve, then we would love to hear from you. This position will directly impact the history of space exploration and will require your dedicated commitment and detailed attention towards safe and repeatable spaceflight.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist in the design and planning of structural tests and associated test equipment.
  • Analyze, identify, and select test hardware (actuators, instrumentation, fixtures, support equipment, etc.).
  • Coordinating and directing other engineers, test crews, support equipment, outside vendors, and vehicle configurations for testing throughout vehicle production.
  • Design, develop and model test equipment/GSE required for testing.
  • Manage vendors to design and fabricate test equipment/GSE where needed.
  • Write test procedures and manage procedural redlines and updates during test campaigns.
  • Define and perform facility activation tests.
  • Enforce safety policies during test planning and operations.
  • Troubleshoot anomalies real-time and provide solutions during non-conformance scenarios.
  • Reduce, analyze and archive test data to support verification tasks.
  • Manage and supervise a small team of technicians during test setups, checkouts, and teardowns.
  • Act as console operator during test execution.
  • While this position is based in Florida, there may be some travel to other Blue Origin sites to work with design and other test engineers.

Qualifications:

  • Proven ability to work effectively with a strong work ethic and close attention to detail in a fast-paced dynamic team environment with rapidly changing roles and responsibilities.
  • Minimum of a B.S. degree in engineering.
  • Minimum of 5 years of test engineering experience.
  • Technical experience in:
    • Test design and setup
    • Test operations
    • Developing, writing, and updating test procedures
    • Technical writing and communication
    • Working successfully in multiple disciplines
  • Strong execution and coordination skills.
  • System mindset and aptitude.
  • Ability to work off-shift, extended hours overtime, and weekends if/when necessary.
  • 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.

Desired:

  • Direct structural test experience of space vehicles, aircraft, or large structures (planning, assisting, and/or executing).
  • Team player.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Strong execution and coordination skills.
  • Flexible mindset.
  • Experience with MTS AeroPro or similar load control software.
  • Experience with Dewesoft data acquisition hardware and software.
  • Leading test teams as a Test Conductor or Test Engineer.
  • Experience in designing and analyzing structural test equipment/GSE (or similar).
  • Aerospace or space related education or employment.
  • Knowledge of Mechanical Design principles including Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T).
  • Familiarity with analysis tools such as NASTRAN, ANSYS, or similar.
  • Experience with data acquisition, control, and/or instrumentation.
  • Experience designing or operating pneumatic systems, hydraulic systems, and electronics/control systems.
  • Familiarity with aerospace vehicle systems and manufacturing technologies.
  • Experience in system engineering practices formal or informal.
  • Configuration control and test traceability.

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

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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