Engineer - Mechanical I (R37635)
Seattle, WA, United States
14 days ago
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 the Lunar Transportation business unit, which develops Blue Origin’s multiple Blue Moon lander product lines. To further Blue Origin's mission of having millions of people living and working in space, we are building sustainable infrastructure for our transport of crew and cargo from Earth to the lunar surface.
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 a Fuel Cell Mechanical Design Engineer, you will be responsible for the complete life cycle of mechanical components within the integrated fuel cell assembly from concept definition, interfaces, conceptual design, detailed design, component development, assembly, verification, and operation on the moon. As a part of the Lunar Fuel Cell team, you may work on multiple programs at different stages of maturity to support all fuel cell power system needs in the Lunar Transportation business unit.
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!
- Relocation provided
- Travel expected up to 25% of the time
- Interviews will include a technical assessment
- Multiple positions available
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- Assist in the design of mechanical, fluids, thermal, and secondary structure components within the integrated fuel cell assembly.
- Participate in defining requirements and design decisions to meet mission objectives and satisfy requirements while balancing cost, schedule, and risk.
- Utilize up-to-date CAD practices and tools, including structural, thermal, and CFD analysis.
- Collaborate with other vehicle subsystems to ensure thorough and accurate documentation of components and assemblies.
- Work with suppliers or Blue Origin groups to identify and procure components. Manage suppliers to procure, fabricate, and install flight hardware.
- Create test plans and manage testing and qualification of components.
- Effectively communicate development status, risks, and challenges to management.
- Work in a fast-paced and often uncertain environment, contributing to innovative solutions, while demonstrating personal leadership, technical competence, and attention to detail.
- Actively seek out and participate in mentorship opportunities with experienced engineers on the team.
- Bachelor of Science in Aerospace, Mechanical Engineering, Physics, or related technical subject areas
- 0-1 years of relevant experience (including internships) in aerospace or automotive industry
- Working knowledge of Creo and Windchill PLM or equivalent CAD program
- Basic knowledge of GD&T (ASME Y14.5)
- Familiarity with the principles, concepts, and methods of systems engineering such as concept development, requirement definition, design solution definition, design reviews, implementation, integration, verification and validation, qualification, commissioning, and operations
- Basic familiarity with aerospace materials and treatments
- Ability to work collaboratively in a fast-paced, dynamic work environment
- Excellent verbal, written, and graphical communication skills
- Ability to earn trust, maintain positive and professional relationships, and contribute to a culture of inclusion
- Willingness to learn from a mixture of trainings, on-hand experience, and mentorship
- 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.
- 1-2+ years of relevant experience in aerospace or automotive industry
- Collegiate or internship experience with interpreting and generating Piping and Instrumentation Diagrams (P&IDs)
- Collegiate or internship experience with performing the structural and fluid design and analysis of piping and tubing systems
- Basic knowledge of fluid system hardware including valves, regulators and pumps for gaseous fluid systems
- Basic knowledge of thermal system hardware such as pumps, cold plates, radiators, valves, heat exchangers, and semi-passive devices like sensors and heaters
- Familiarity with standard fabrication, installation, and quality control techniques of piping systems (tube stock, fittings, connections, fasteners, welding, etc.)
- Collegiate or internship experience with fuel cells or balance of plant components
- Experience creating fabrication and installation drawings with Creo or equivalent
- Experience with Agile project management or equivalent
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.
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Employee Benefits include: Medical, dental, vision, basic and supplemental life insurance, paid parental leave (must be employed at time of birth or adoption), short and long-term disability, 401(k) with a company match of up to 5%, and an Education Support Program available after 1 year of service.
Paid Time Off: Up to four (4) weeks per year based on weekly scheduled hours, and up to 14 company-paid holidays for all regular employees (including part-time), fixed-term, and interns.
Discretionary bonus: Employees may be eligible for discretionary bonuses in addition to base pay. Bonuses are designed to reward individual contributions as well as allow employees to share in company results.
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