Ordnance Engineer III (R39522)

Seattle, WA, United States


Full Time

2 months 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!  

This role supports the development and operations of New Glenn, a single-configuration heavy-lift launch vehicle capable of routinely carrying people and payloads to Earth’s orbit and beyond. Engineered with a reusable first stage and a seven-meter payload fairing, New Glenn is building the road to space.

As part of a hardworking team of diverse engineers, you will create innovative solutions unique to ordnance/explosive/pyrotechnic hardware. The ideal engineer shall share in the team’s achievements with hardware design, development, procurement, testing, and integration. These efforts will culminate in successful crewed and uncrewed missions for Low Earth Orbit, the Moon, Mars and beyond. Are you the ideal New Glenn Ordnance Group candidate?

We are looking for someone to apply their technical expertise, leadership skills, dedication to quality and safety to positively impact safe human spaceflight. Passion for our mission and vision is required!

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Degree in Mechanical, Aerospace Engineering, or related fields
  • Strong mechanical system design and integration skills
  • 3+ years of hands-on experience with ordnance/explosive/pyrotechnic hardware
  • Ability to read and apply standards such as AIAA-S113, RCC-319, AFMAN 91-710, NSTS-08060, JSC62809, CxP-70199, MPCV-70199
  • Experience with Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD &T) for modeling, drawing, and revision management
  • Ability to earn trust, maintain positive and professional relationships, and strengthen our 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.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • 4+ years of focused ownership of explosive hardware throughout its lifecycle from development to recovery
  • Experience with initiators, detonators, frangible joints, cartridge/propellant actuated devices, linear products, and bulk charges
  • Experience certifying ordnance per AIAA S-113, RCC-319, SPFMAN 91-710, NSTS-08060, JSC62809, CxP-70199, MPCV-70199, EA-WI-023
  • Experience with System Engineering principles as they apply to human space flight hardware
  • Creation and peer review of contract documents like Statements of Work, Supplier Data Requirements Lists, and End Item Data Packages
  • Support and/or oversight of non-conformances with Quality Assurance teams including Material Review Board investigations and resolutions
  • Presentation to technical review boards such as a fracture control board, environmental working group, range safety, and safety and mission assurance flight reviews
  • Experience with software tools like DOORS Next Generation, Confluence, JIRA, Creo, Windchill
Compensation range for on site WA applicants is
$120,060$168,084 USD

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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