Engine Turbomachinery Structural Analyst III

Huntsville, AL - Seattle, WA - Los Angeles, CA, 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 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 hardworking team of diverse engineers, you will provide structural analysis in support of production engine programs at Blue Origin to support future launch cadence by New Glenn and other launch vehicles delivering both commercial and government payloads. You will support engineering nonconformances and anomalies during engine production, test, and fleet service to include repair/refurbishment as well as production and process driven continuous improvement initiatives.

To be successful in this role, you will need to understand how to apply structural analysis principles in a post-development environment to include production, test, and fleet service. You will need to understand how these functions interact within the post-development lifecycle as well as the relationship to upstream product development efforts.  You will demonstrate a commitment to continuous improvement by applying your structural analysis expertise to identify and implement production driven improvement opportunities such producibility design changes and process driven improvements including analysis workflow, methodologies, acceptance criteria, and structural repair manuals.  Demonstrated understanding of rocket engine turbomachinery, manufacturing, and production are important. You will need to be self-directed, balance several tasks at one time, and communicate effectively.

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:

  • Perform structural analysis of rocket engine turbomachinery in support of engineering nonconformances and anomalies during production, test, and fleet service.

  • Conduct detailed structural analysis using FEA and classical methodology on turbomachinery components such as impellers, turbines, and housings.

  • Conduct fatigue and fracture calculations to ensure components survive the harsh environments of a rocket engine.

  • Support production driven continuous improvement initiatives such as cost and producibility design changes.

  • Develop production structural analysis methodology and process improvements to streamline post-development support efforts such allowable damage, acceptance criteria, and structural repair manuals.

  • Work closely with related engineering disciplines (development structural analysis, manufacturing, design, test, quality) and technicians to help diagnose discrepancies, provide engineering dispositions, and identify corrective actions.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Minimum of a B.S. degree in mechanical, aerospace, or related engineering discipline and 5+ years of experience in structural analysis of turbomachinery components.

  • Experience performing FEA utilizing non-linear modeling techniques to include non-linear material and contact methods.

  • Experience performing modal analysis and frequency prediction.

  • Experience with fatigue and fracture analysis.

  • Ability to communicate technical information effectively.

  • 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 providing structural analysis in support of production, test, or fleet service to include repair/refurbishment.

  • Experience working with ANSYS Mechanical is strongly desired.

  • Experience with other turbomachinery aspects such as fracture mechanics, forced response analysis, and damping.

  • Previous leadership experience providing technical guidance and direction to a team of engineers.

Compensation range for on site WA applicants is $111,690-$156,366

Compensation range for on site CA applicants is $111,690-$156,366

Other site ranges may differ

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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