Structural Test Engineer

Blue Origin Kent , WA 98031

Posted 3 months ago

Description:

As part of a small, passionate and accomplished team of experts, you will be responsible for a portion of the design, planning and execution of New Glenn Structural Test activities and related test equipment for this new vehicle. You will share in the team's impact on all aspects of transforming the way rockets are made and operated. Candidate should have basic knowledge of CAD tools, prior test experience, excellent written and verbal communications skills, and ability to work in a flexible and dynamic team environment. Candidate will assist in test design, test setup and test execution, and also performs various other duties including: developing concepts and preliminary designs for required test equipment; investigating design and safety factors as relates to structural test equipment and test design; design test equipment for manufacturability, ease of assembly, weight and cost; evaluating and shepherding vendor designs; developing and maintaining all assembly and test documentation; and troubleshooting and correcting anomalies and discrepant hardware. This position will directly impact the history of space exploration and will require your dedicated commitment and detailed attention towards safe and repeatable spaceflight.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist lead engineers and test conductors to design and plan delegated structural tests and associated test equipment

  • Analyze, identify and select test hardware (actuators, instrumentation, support equipment, etc.)

  • Design, develop and model test equipment/GSE required for testing.

  • Manage vendors to design and fabricate test equipment/GSE where needed

  • Work with REs to determine load cases and test profiles

  • Define test system requirements, write test plans/procedures/reports where needed and assist REs with their test plans

  • Manage and supervise a small team of technicians during test setups, checkouts and teardowns

  • Act as console operator during test execution

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical, Aeronautical, or similar engineering from an accredited college

  • Experience with CAD tools such as CREO, UG NX, CATIA

  • 3-5 years of applicable qualification test experience (structural or similar)

  • Coursework/experience in mechanical design

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Strong interpersonal skills

  • Ability to work in a collaborative and team-based environment

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Software (Word, Excel, MS Project, PowerPoint)

  • 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

Desired:

  • Aerospace or space related education/exposure

  • Direct structural test experience of aircraft or large structures (planning, assisting, and/or running)

  • Experience in designing and analyzing structural test equipment/GSE (or similar)

  • Knowledge of Mechanical Design principles including Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T)

  • Familiarity with analysis tools such as NASTRAN, ANSYS or similar

  • Hands-on test experience

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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