Mechanical Test Engineer - New Shepard (R39623)

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Seattle, WA, United States


Full Time

a month 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 is a part of New Shepard, a reusable suborbital rocket system designed to take astronauts and research payloads past the Kármán line – the internationally recognized boundary of space. Through operational reusability, New Shepard supports our mission of lowering the cost of access to space.

As part of a hardworking team of diverse engineers, you will be responsible for planning, managing, and performing acceptance test campaigns on individual components and assemblies that are mechanical, actuated, hydraulic, pneumatic, and/or cryogenic. You will author and maintain detailed test procedures, perform test readiness reviews and pre-test briefings, and conduct data reviews to verify the success of the test campaigns. Work closely with design engineers to identify test requirements, with operations engineers to incorporate tests into the appropriate test stands, and with technicians to complete the procedures you author. You will identify the test fixtures, test support equipment, and data acquisition systems required for your testing scope and work with tooling and equipment designers as necessary to craft and procure this hardware. You will drive efficiency gains in testing activities to increase testing throughput while maintaining a high standard of quality and prioritizing the safety of you and your teammates above all else. You will share in the team’s impact on manufacturing, testing, and delivering hardware for New Shepard.

We are hiring at all levels for people who can apply their technical expertise, leadership skills, and dedication to quality to impact safe human spaceflight positively! Passion for our mission and vision is required!

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Minimum of a B.S. degree in an engineering field (aerospace, mechanical, electrical, or physics desired).
  • 2+ years Proven experience in testing and data analysis, specifically of pneumatic, cryogenic, mechanical, and/or hydraulic hardware.
  • Experience leading test teams as a Test Conductor or Test Engineer, prioritizing test equipment, personnel, and schedule on top of test execution
  • Ability to read and interpret engineering drawings, standards, and technical requirements
  • Strong safety mentality and experience, including hands-on experience planning and conducting hazardous or critical operations
  • Understanding of fluid components such as valves, regulators, actuators, servo-valves, seals, and fittings; including precision clean systems
  • Knowledge of test instrumentation and control components: pressure transducers, thermocouples, RTDs, strain gauges, accelerometers, flow meters, load cells, relays, solenoid valves, power supplies
  • Proven familiarity with data reduction and processing techniques
  • Ability to earn trust, maintain positive and professional relationships, and contribute to our inclusive culture

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience designing, building, and integrating electronic test equipment on test stands or consoles that interact with systems
  • Proven experience with Environmental Testing (proof, leak, vibration, thermal, etc.) per SMC-S-016, MIL-STD-1540 or MIL-STD-810
  • Familiarity with typical aerospace vehicle pressure systems and structure manufacturing technologies
  • Experience developing hazard analyses for system operations or maintenance
  • Experience with 3D CAD, data management, and configuration management.
  • Experienced with high-pressure system design, setup, and handling

Compensation range for on site WA applicants is
$89,820$125,748 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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