As part of a small, passionate, and accomplished team of experts, you will be responsible for organizing and executing plans to perform mechanical tests of materials using a variety of laboratory tests and equipment. In this hands-on position, you'll work with engineers and other technicians to develop the materials and processes used to build our launch vehicles, engines, and spacecraft. This position will directly impact the history of space exploration and will require your dedicated commitment and detailed attention towards safe and repeatable spaceflight. We seek people who are passionate about space and possess a strong desire to continuously learn and improve.
Perform mechanical tests, including tensile, compression, fatigue, and bend testing per requests and instructions provided by internal customers
Analyze, document, and communicate results to stakeholders
Work with engineers to develop test plans to meet material testing goals
Demonstrate strict attention to detail in executing laboratory analyses
Maintain laboratory equipment and facilities
Safely work with hazardous systems containing chemicals, heat, high pressure, and stored energy
2+ years' experience in laboratory environment including mechanical testing
Basic engineering laboratory skills: weights and measures, chemical hygiene, materials safety planning, personal protective equipment, contamination control, job hazard analysis, and work instruction
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.
Experience using mechanical testing equipment, including load frames
Familiarity with industry materials testing standards (ASTM E8, ASTM E21, etc.)
Familiarity with typical aerospace testing and quality processes (AS9100, FOD Control, Lean, 5S, etc.)
Knowledge of the types of materials and processes used to fabricate aerospace components
Ability to operate manual machine tools (saws, mills, etc.)
Must be physically able to:
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.