Process Manufacturing Engineer - Chemical Milling

Blue Origin Seattle , WA 98113

Posted 2 months ago

We are a diverse team of collaborators, doers, and problem-solvers who are relentlessly committed to a culture of safety. This position will directly impact the history of space exploration and will require your commitment and detailed attention towards safe and repeatable space flight. Join us in lowering the cost of access to space and enabling Blue Origin's vision of millions of people living and working in space to benefit Earth.

As part of a diverse and hardworking team of engineers and technicians, you will perform general duties involved in the chemical processing of aerospace hardware for various spaceflight systems. You will share in the team's impact on all aspects of rocket engine component manufacturing. A candidate in this role will perform daily tasks including:

  • Develop, document, and execute detailed test plans for chemical milling of metallic forms.

  • Design and implement processes to align with industry standard test methods for chemical milling and etching of alloyed metals.

  • Collaborate closely with internal customers (M&P engineers, technicians, manufacturing engineers, management and design/analysis engineers) to define requirements and align tools to meet company objectives.

  • Transition chemical milling from development stages through manufacturing readiness and provide inputs to facility and capital equipment planning.

  • Conduct Process Failure Mode Effects Analysis (PFMEA).

  • Evaluate Environmental, Health, and Safety requirements associated with the chemical milling process and conduct Job Hazard Analysis (JHA) as required.

  • Follow safety laws and wear protective eyewear, steel toe boots, and other applicable personal protective equipment.

  • Develop and improve tooling concepts and equipment for chemical milling of hardware.

  • Use titration and other direct measurement methods to analyze and correct chemical systems.

Our team is a direct supplier to all of Blue Origin's Business Units, and executes for New Shepard, New Glenn, Blue Moon, and the Blue Engines programs. The Kent, WA based process development engineer provides a crucial, coordinated service that will supply all 4 of the Blue Origin operational sites.

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


  • Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering, Materials Science Engineering, Mechanical, Manufacturing, or Aerospace Engineering (other relevant fields may apply) from an accredited university.

  • 5+ years of process or manufacturing engineering experience working on chemical processing.

  • Familiarity with AS9100 or ISO9000 Quality Management System and/or related quality systems and programs

  • Experience working on fluid systems applied chemistry fundamentals.

  • Strong attention to detail, desire to tackle problems, and drive to resolve technical issues.

  • Excellent verbal and written technical communication skills and ability to work with software systems, databases and Microsoft Office Suite.

  • 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.


  • Proven experience and successful track record developing/starting new processes.

  • Experience crafting, developing and maturing processes to production readiness level.

  • Experience generating technical specifications to govern manufacturing processes

  • Experience with chemical etching, chemical machining or photochemical machining practices and technologies.

  • Experience working with nickel based superalloys.

  • Experience developing novel chemical solutions for manufacturing applications.

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.

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. For more information on "EEO Is the Law," please see here and here.

Blue Origin will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the Washington Fair Chance Act, Los Angeles Fair Chance in Hiring Ordinance, and other applicable laws.

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


Employee Benefits include: Medical, dental, vision, basic and supplemental life insurance, short and long-term disability and 401(k) with up to 5% company match.

Paid Time Off: Provides up to 4 weeks per year, in addition to 14 holidays

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