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Mechanical Engineer - GSE & Tooling Design Sr.

BLUE ORIGIN

BLUE ORIGIN

Other Engineering, Design
Florida, USA
Posted on Wednesday, July 3, 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 position will directly impact the history of space exploration and will require your dedication 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

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!

The GSE group interact directly with vehicle production, launch systems, and other test and operational groups. We put a strong emphasis on design capability and hands-on technical ability, as our engineers are directly involved with design, analysis, equipment operation, trouble-shooting, and active engagement with engineering and maintenance personnel.

Tasks will include conceptual design, cost estimating, schedule estimating, requirements definition, detailed design, procurement, vendor management, design reviews, analysis, commissioning, and production floor support. You will work in a multi-functional team role with manufacturing engineering, facilities engineering, and project management functions.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Design and manage tooling through development and build life cycle to support production.
  • Perform analysis (Hand Calculations & FEA) to support tooling design
  • Create Statement of Works (SOW) for tooling to be designed and built by external vendors.
  • Be the Responsible Engineer for induvial tooling projects.
  • Coordinate directly with manufacturing, operations, and product development personnel to understand operational requirements and develop GSE to meet those requirements.
  • Design of Concept CAD models using PTC Creo.
  • Review and approve drawings for drawing standards and manufacturability.
  • Develop and approve design specifications, performance specifications, fabrication specifications, acceptance test procedures, and maintenance plans, for development of GSE.
  • Manage external design and fabrication partners through complete project lifecycle (requirements gathering through delivery and acceptance) to ensure GSE is functionally correct and meets requirements set forth in specifications.
  • Represent GSE considerations in manufacturing, operational, and program technical reviews
  • Oversee equipment fabrication, assembly, and installation.
  • Active involvement in functional checkouts and commissioning of equipment.
  • Maintain and report on activity schedule, budget and technical status.
  • Participate in continuous training and skills development.
  • Create and present technical documentation that clearly conveys design intent and adherence to standards, requirements, and specifications.

Qualifications:

  • Passion for our mission: Millions of people living and working in space!
  • Minimum of a bachelor’s college degree in mechanical, aerospace, electrical, structural, industrial, or manufacturing engineering; or other major requiring engineering or manufacturing core courses
  • 12+ years’ experience with design and integration of mechanical systems (mechanisms, power transmission components, hydraulics, fluids systems, etc.), electrical systems/components, control systems, support frames/structures, and/or lifting fixtures.
  • Design of GSE for production, manufacturing, and testing of launch vehicles and launch vehicle support systems.
  • Proven ability to drive complex projects to completion
  • Experience with CAD modeling and drawings in PTC Creo.
  • Experience with revision control and data configuration in Windchill.
  • Ability to earn trust, maintain positive and professional relationships, and contribute to a culture of inclusion.
  • A continuous improvement mindset. Our job is never complete; we are always optimizing.
  • Ability to earn trust, maintain positive and professional relationships, and strengthen our culture of inclusion.
  • Hand calculations of structural and mechanical components.
  • 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:

  • FEA Analysis and hand calculations of structural and mechanical components.
  • Experience working on aerospace development programs, production lines, or field operations in both design and hands-on roles; experience on commercial development programs a plus.
  • Experience with design specification, procurement, operation, and maintenance of GSE.
  • Extremely customer focused with strong communication skills.
  • A demonstrated ability to work cooperatively with teams of diverse skills across large geographic distances.
  • Experience with multiple CAD packages, Catia, SolidWorks, etc.
  • Hands on fabrication, assembly, or maintenance experience
  • Familiarity with Industry Code Standards.

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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