Heat Treat Technician

Blue Origin Kent , WA 98031

Posted 4 months ago


As part of a small, passionate and accomplished team of experts, you will be responsible for thermal processing of a wide range of aerospace hardware; assisting with specification, procurement and installation of equipment; operation and maintenance of vacuum furnaces, sub-systems and ancillary equipment; assisting with process documentation and controls; performance of Pyrometric testing and certification of vacuum furnace equipment. In this hands-on position, you'll work with engineers in the manufacturing area to build our launch vehicles and spacecraft. We seek people who are passionate about space and possess a strong desire to continuously learn and improve existing skills and techniques, as well as the development of new skills and techniques.


  • Perform thermal processing operations to obtain high quality results of brazing, hardness and mechanical properties of aerospace components

  • Work with design, manufacturing and process engineers to design for thermal processing including heat treatment, brazing, and surface processing

  • Operate and 'own' vacuum furnaces with high vacuum and positive pressure quench capability

  • Identify and apply mature state-of-the-art processes to manufacturing, and assist in the development of process control documentation and quality assurance measures

  • Assist with the development of new processes to solve challenging problems, including joining, coatings and heat treatment

  • Assist with training of operators in all aspects of thermal processing and equipment usage and maintenance


  • Minimum of 5 years of aerospace thermal processing experience

  • Experience thermally processing aerospace materials such as stainless steel, copper, nickel and cobalt alloys, and titanium alloys

  • Familiar with post process testing such as hardness, alpha case, and mechanical testing

  • Familiar with performing furnace preventative maintenance

  • Strong written and personal computer 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.


  • 5+ of aerospace vacuum thermal processing experience

  • Experience performing post process testing such as hardness, alpha case, and mechanical testing

  • Experience working with:

  • Materials engineers to design, test, and document heat treatment and braze processes

  • Design engineers to specify braze joints designs, braze alloy selection (Ni and precious metal base), and process development

  • Thermal processing binder applied coatings experience

  • Ability to operate manual machine tools (lathe, mill)

Blue Origin offers a phenomenal work environment and awesome culture with competitive compensation, benefits, 401K, and relocation.

Blue Origin is an equal opportunity employer. In addition to EEO being the law, it is a policy that is fully consistent with Blue's principles. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to status as a protected veteran or a qualified individual with a disability, or other protected status such as race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, pregnancy or age. Blue Origin prohibits any form of workplace harassment.

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