Fluids Engineer - Lunar Permanence (R40845)

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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!  

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.

We are looking for a fluids design engineer designing the fluid systems for Lunar spacecraft. Work will include the complete life cycle of the system from definition, interfaces, conceptual design, detailed design, component development, assembly, verification, and operation. You will own your components from initial design to analyzing data from their landing on the moon!

You will understand and contribute to flight piping and instrumentation diagrams and schematics. You will design and perform 1st order analyses to verify your designs. You will work with suppliers or Blue Origin groups to identify and procure components. You will contribute to Lunar vehicle design in CAD by modeling valves, propulsion elements, sensors, piping, and other equipment in the flight vehicle. You will size, select material, and analyze piping and supporting structure for structural integrity due to pressure, vibration, fracture, fatigue, etc. You will manage suppliers and other support to procure, fabricate, and install flight hardware. You will create and manage the project plans for various hardware including cost and schedule.

Bring your technical expertise, leadership skills, and dedication to quality to positively impact safe human spaceflight. Passion for our mission and vision is required!

You will work directly with NASA and our National Team Partners as part of the Human Landing System (HLS) Sustaining Lunar Development (SLD) program. You will play a key role in developing the Lunar Permanence system that will return humans to the Moon and extend human presence permanently beyond the bounds of Earth.

Responsibilities:

  • Fluids systems design and development, including developing specifications and procurement of components, designing of parts and assemblies in CAD, performing trade studies, and analysis of test data
  • Interpreting and generating Piping and Instrumentation Diagrams (P&IDs)
  • Design and/or create specifications for fluid components i.e., solenoid valves, directional valves, manifolds, regulators, pressure vessels and instrumentation
  • Develop and maintain interface definitions between fluid systems and other vehicle subsystems
  • Design and analyze custom components for fluid, thermal and structural applications
  • Perform component verification of internally and externally sourced components to company standards
  • Coordinate with other subsystem teams to ensure operability and fitment
  • Good project management skills are necessary in this role to be successful including vendor management.

Qualifications:

  • B.S. degree in Mechanical, Aerospace, or related engineering field
  • 2+ years of experience in aerospace propulsion and fluid systems
  • Experience in 3D CAD programs, drawing creation, piping applications, and Finite Element Analysis (FEA) programs (ANSYS Preferred).
  • Experience performing flow and pressure calculations as well as structural and thermal analysis of fluid systems
  • Experience handling large assemblies in CAD
  • Knowledge of design for manufacturability for a variety of manufacturing methods (CNC machining, cold forming, welding, additive manufacturing)
  • Knowledge of standard installation and fabrication methods of fluid systems (tube stock, fittings, connections, fasteners, welding, etc.)
  • Ability to earn trust, maintain positive and professional relationships, and contribute to a culture of team work and 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.

Desired:

  • Advanced degree in Mechanical, Aerospace, or related engineering field
  • Experience with cryogenic fluid
  • Experience with additive manufacturing for end-use applications
  • Experience qualifying components and systems for air or space flight
  • Experience with Creo, Creo Piping and Windchill
  • Knowledge of ASME Y14.5 geometric dimensioning and tolerance

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

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.

 

Affirmative Action and Disability Accommodation

Applicants wishing to receive information on Blue Origin’s Affirmative Action Plans, or applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in the application and/or interview process, please contact us at [email protected].

 

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