SLD Avionics Mechanical Engineer - Lunar Transportation

Job Expired

Phoenix, AZ, United States

Full Time

19 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 Lunar Transportation business unit. To further Blue Origin's mission of having millions of people living and working in space, we are building the sustainable infrastructure for our transport of crew and cargo from Earth to the Lunar Surface.

Blue Origin is committed to building a future where millions of people live and work in space to benefit Earth. We must return to the Moon permanently, and the Blue Moon Lander enables this goal. Blue Moon is a large, flexible, reusable commercial lander for cargo or crew. Lunar Transportation is Blue Origin’s team dedicated to developing mission architectures such as our planned Lunar Lander program, Blue Moon (Link: ). Our Lunar Pathfinder mission will demonstrate the lander’s core capabilities – including the privately funded BE-7 landing engine, precision landing sensors, and advanced integrated power and propulsion architecture – on an early New Glenn flight. The team building this vehicle is rethinking how space systems are designed, with a high-performing architecture, efficient reusability, and rapid design iteration. Come join our team and pave the road to a permanent lunar presence.

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!

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • To be successful in this role you will need to be able to function in a cross disciplinary team and a dynamic design environment. 
  • You need to support electronics development and trade studies, and create interface definition, specification, and control documents. 
  • You must be able to validate requirements through design, test, analysis, or inspection. 
  • You will need to plan and conduct tests, review and interpret data.
  • You must be able to create assembly and/or installation drawings and support hardware builds. As an Avionics Mechanical Design & Analysis Engineer, you will design avionics enclosure solutions for high reliability in harsh environments.
  •   You will participate in the entire design cycle of flight and mission critical avionics. 
  • You will work with the electrical engineering team to design rugged printed circuit board systems.  You will complete thermal and structural analyses of these designs.
  •   You will create engineering drawings and manage the product configuration of the integrated designs through the product lifecycle. 
  • You will create test plans and manage testing and qualification of the product. 

Minimum Qualifications

  • Minimum of a B.S. degree in mechanical or aerospace engineering 
  • 5+ years of experience with static structural, modal, random vibration, and thermal analysis (level commensurate on experience) 
  • Experience with Steinberg or Engelmeier Solder fatigue 
  • Experience with FEA tools (ANSYS preferred) 
  • Working knowledge of 3D CAD programs (Creo Pro/E preferred) 
  • Experience with GD&T implementation and analysis (ASME Y14.5) 
  • Ability to be self-directed and balance several tasks at one time 
  • Ability to communicate analysis results effectively 
  • Experience designing ruggedized electronics enclosures or similar high-performance hardware 
  • Ability to earn trust, maintain positive and professional relationships, and contribute to a 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

  • Experience with recent versions of Creo, Windchill, ANSYS, ICEPAK, and Sherlock 
  • Experience with fatigue analysis and fracture mechanics (hand calcs, NASGRO, VCCT, etc.) 
  • Familiarity with aerospace industry standard structural analysis methods (Bruhn, Marks’, Shigley, Steinberg, Roark’s) 
  • Familiarity with environmental testing similar to SMC-S-016, DO-160, and/or MIL-STD-810. 
  • Familiarity with circuit card design per IPC-A-610 and/or J standards 
  • Familiarity with harness design per IPC-A-620 



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

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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