Materials & Process Engineer III – Weekend Production Support (R40820)

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Huntsville, AL, United States

Full Time

20 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 role is part of the Blue Origin Engines business unit, where our focus is the design, development, manufacturing, and testing of engines and propulsion systems. Built for multiple uses, our family of engines is powering the next generation of rockets for commercial, civil, national security, and human spaceflight.


As part of a small, passionate, and accomplished team of experts, you will be responsible for identifying materials and processes to increase the manufacturability of liquid rocket engine hardware. You’ll be expected to develop these materials and processes and qualify them for use on production hardware, ensuring all requirements are met. This position will directly impact the history of space exploration and will require your dedicated commitment and detailed attention toward safe and repeatable spaceflight.


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


  • Exceptional company benefits and Relocation provided
  • C-Shifts schedule:  Friday - Sunday 5am - 5pm


Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Collaborate closely with design, analysis, manufacturing, quality, and integration engineers to disposition nonconforming hardware.

  • Identify root causes of nonconforming hardware and work proactively to identify and implement corrective actions.

  • Identify and implement process improvements to lower cost and production time while maintaining technical requirements.

  • Identify low maturity technologies in order to improve technical performance or manufacturability of liquid rocket engines.

  • Interpret production drawings systematically, understanding the need for processes to meet established requirements.

  • Lead and coordinate internal and external process development activities.

  • Define material and/or process development and qualification plans in order to utilize novel materials and processes on liquid rocket engine hardware

  • Contribute to the development of internal engineering and quality processes to standardize and accelerate material evaluation, implementation, and qualification.


Minimum Qualifications

  • 5+ years directly related materials and processes experience.

  • Minimum B.S. in Material Science Engineering, Chemical Engineering, or related field

  • Experience reviewing and signing engineering drawings as a Materials & Processes Engineer in the aerospace industry.

  • Proven experience developing and executing test plans for analysis and qualification of components, materials, and processes.

  • Familiarity with standard methods of manufacturing, such as welding, brazing, precision cleaning, mechanical fastening, and coating application

  • Strong written and personal computer skills.

  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills.

  • 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

  • Masters or PhD in Material Science/Engineering or related field

  • Experience in the production, manufacturing, and assembly of rocket propulsion hardware

  • Experience and working knowledge of design and function of liquid rocket engine propulsion assemblies and components.

  • Demonstrated experience leading team members and indirect/matrixed program team members

  • Experience with cryogenic fluids, including oxygen compatibility and hydrogen compatibility

  • Experience with aerospace quality management systems supporting propulsion hardware

  • Experience transitioning materials and processes from development to production

  • Proven experience managing technology development projects, measuring technical progress, resources, and managing budgets.

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.


Affirmative Action and Disability Accommodation

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