Offshore Recovery Technician (R36949)

Space Coast, FL, United States

Full Time

21 days ago

Job description

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!  

The best kept secret in space exploration is the impact of marine assets and the use of one of earth’s most abundant resources, it’s oceans.  The maritime industry has been paramount in the exploration of space since its early development.  Hardware and personnel capsules have landed in the ocean with marine crews recovering hardware and astronauts since the early days of human spaceflight.  As the commercial space industry expands and iterates on reusability to lower the cost of access to space, the importance of marine assets and the crews that operate those assets has never been more paramount.  At Blue Origin, we are building a world class team that pushes the boundaries in space hardware recovery operations and delivers the simplest and best solutions to some of humanity’s most difficult problems.  If you have the ambition, drive, determination, and skillset to change the world, we are looking to give you the platform to do so!

As part of a dedicated team, committed to pushing the boundaries of launch and recovery, you will support operations dedicated to at-sea space hardware recovery.  This position will directly impact the history of space exploration and will require your dedicated commitment and detailed attention towards safe and reliable space hardware recovery operations.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Recovery vessel and GSE system fabrication, operation, and preventative maintenance, including:
    • Fabrication, routing, and testing of high-pressure tubing
    • Installation and checkout of wire harnesses and instrumentation
    • Machine shop equipment operation and maintenance
    • Performing tests and maintenance per written procedure
    • Review and suggest improvements to authored procedures and work orders
    • General troubleshooting of instrumentation, mechanical systems, hydraulic systems, and pneumatic systems
  • Support New Glenn program offshore recovery operations
  • Ensure vessel’s mission readiness by following established checklists and procedures
  • Follow complex technical sequences and operations while adhering to Blue Origin policy and procedures to ensure a safe operational environment
  • Support Launch Vehicle processing, testing and validation of New Glenn flight hardware and associated ground systems
  • Perform facility organizational duties to ensure a safe and efficient workplace
  • Safely work with hazardous chemicals, high pressure systems, and machinery
  • Work with engineers on GSE design concepts/improvements and development tests

Minimum Qualifications

  • High School diploma or GED
  • 1+ years in an aerospace, marine, or other relevant field
  • Position requires ability to obtain Merchant Mariner Credential, which includes pre-employment and random drug testing as well as a DOT Physical
  • Must be able to obtain Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC)
  • Must be willing to work on ocean going vessels for extended periods of time (up to 21 days)
  • Must be able to work in extreme environments including cold, heat, wind, rain, and the open ocean
  • Position will require heavy physical exertion such as climbing stairs and ladders, carrying heavy objects, and the possibility of working at heights or in confined spaces.
  • Proficient in the use of computer programs such as Word, Excel, Outlook, and familiarity working with tablet/digital based applications
  • Ability to earn trust, maintain positive and professional relationships, and contribute to a culture of inclusion.
  • Must be eligible to gain access to Cape Canaveral Space Force Station.
  • 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.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Marine offshore operations experience
  • Previous experience working on or recovering launch vehicles or aerospace hardware
  • Familiar with the use of precision calibrated tooling (micrometers, torque wrenches, calipers, volt meters, etc.)
  • Familiarity with tube fabrication (bend, flare, fittings, hydrostatic testing) and pressurized system safety
  • Demonstrated ability to work with:
    • High-pressure gas systems (GN2/GHe)
    • Instrumentation and control systems
    • Test, flight, and safety critical hardware
    • Standard mechanical tools and fabrication shop equipment
  • Experience operating heavy lifting equipment such as cranes, forklifts, scissor lifts, and personnel lifts, or other industrial equipment
  • Experience with TIG/MIG, Orbital welding processes
  • Experience with high voltage AC/DC electrical systems and PLC troubleshooting
  • Experience with hydraulic systems
  • Understanding of best practices related to 5S incorporation and to FOD elimination 
  • Ability to read and interpret drawings – GD&T per ASME Y14.5M-1994 standard

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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