Space Resources Senior Vacuum Chamber Test Engineer (R40405)

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Los Angeles, CA, United States


Full Time

25 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!  

This position is part of the Space Systems Development (SSD) business unit. SSD develops next-generation concepts and systems to advance our future of living and working in space sustainably.

Special Mentions

  • Relocation provided

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Lead the development, documentation, and updating of test procedures, including Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), Job Hazard Analyses (JHAs), and detailed test plans to ensure operational excellence and compliance with safety standards. 

  • Own the setup, operation, and maintenance of environmental test systems, primarily vacuum chambers, for integrated testing of high-power and high-temperature systems under vacuum conditions. 

  • Design and assemble hardware fixtures to support a variety of unique tests, and take initiative in operating data acquisition devices and selecting appropriate fittings. 

  • Troubleshoot custom and commercial control systems, enhancing the efficiency and reliability of test operations. 

  • Conduct and lead Test Readiness Reviews, ensuring all systems and subsystems meet the necessary testing requirements and documenting the process meticulously. 

  • Oversee the installation, operation, and maintenance of instruments and equipment, ensuring they meet project requirements and safety standards. 

  • Play a pivotal role in ensuring laboratory vacuum chamber experiments adhere to the highest Environmental Health and Safety standards. 

  • Collaborate closely with the team to deliver scalable solutions in fast-paced design, analysis, and construction cycles, with a keen focus on safety, quality, and innovation. 

  • Manage laboratory chemical waste, coordinating proper disposal procedures with Environmental Health and Safety departments. 

  • Provide comprehensive documentation and reports on test results, methodologies, and any issues encountered during testing phases. 

  • Mentor and guide team members in vacuum chamber operations and safety procedures, fostering a culture of inclusivity and teamwork. 

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Physics, or related field. 

  • 7+ years of hands-on laboratory experience with an emphasis on vacuum chamber operations. 

  • Demonstrated experience in developing, operating, and maintaining large vacuum chambers for integrated testing. 

  • Advanced proficiency in drafting and updating SOPs, JHAs, and detailed documentation for test procedures. 

  • Significant experience in conducting Test Readiness Reviews and managing data acquisition devices. 

  • CAD Design and fabrication experience for custom test support fixtures. 

  • Proficiency in troubleshooting and maintaining a variety of laboratory instruments and equipment. 

  • Familiarity with safety standards applicable to laboratory vacuum chamber experiments and a proven record of ensuring compliance. 

  • Excellent communication skills, attention to detail, strong problem-solving abilities, and team-oriented.

  • Ability to lift or move heavy equipment up to 40 lbs as needed. 

  • 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

  • Master’s degree in Engineering, Physics, or related field. 

  • Experience with In-Situ Resource Utilization (ISRU) systems and typical aerospace systems. 

  • Familiarity with environmental testing regulations for space missions. 

  • Relevant certifications in safety, hazardous materials handling, or vacuum chamber operations. 

  • Proven ability to manage complex projects and work successfully across multiple disciplines. 

Compensation range for on site CA applicants is
$136,467$191,053.80 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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