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Mechanical Engineer II - Launch Facilities Operations

Company: Blue Origin
Location: Merritt Island
Posted on: January 19, 2023

Job Description:

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 EarthAs part of a small, passionate, and accomplished team of experts, you will perform the testing, commissioning, operation, and maintenance of fluid systems associated with space vehicle launch facilities. Typical systems include high pressure gas, cryogenic, and other fluid systems. 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 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:

  • Operate ground systems for launch vehicle operations
  • Oversee commissioning of new or modified systems at the Blue Origin Orbital Launch Site
  • Author and run commissioning, maintenance, troubleshooting and operational procedures
  • Implement and execute corrective and preventative maintenance programs for ground systems
  • Create work instructions for performing system upgrades and maintenance
  • Collaborate on system CONOPs and safety and process hazards analysis
  • Coordinate with internal design teams to provide inputs for system improvements
  • Coordinate with suppliers and internal teams on costs, schedule, and technical design requirements
  • Occasional second and/or third shift may be necessary
  • Occasional travel may be necessaryQualifications:
    • Four-year aerospace or mechanical engineering degree (or similar technical discipline)
    • One year or more experience in a similar role
    • Hands-on experience operating and troubleshooting mechanical and/or piping systems during testing or launch activities
    • Knowledge offluid components typical in aerospace tubing and piping systems (valves, regulators, pumps, etc)
    • Familiarity with installation and fabrication methods of piping systems (pipe stock, fittings, connections, valves, fasteners, structural members, fitting, welding, etc)
    • Ability to read and interpret fabrication and installation drawings and Piping and instrumentation diagrams (P&IDs)
    • Ability to earn trust, maintain positive and professional relationships, and contribute to a culture of inclusion
    • Demonstrated ability with self-starting and managing tasks along with team collaboration.
    • 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:
      • Advanced Engineering degree
      • 3+ years of relevant experience
      • Experience with operation and/or design of typical aerospace fuel, oxidizer and pneumatic systems.
      • Familiarity with test equipment, such as multimeters, dew point meters, vacuum equipment, regulator panels
      • Experience writing and executing test plans and procedures for qualification, acceptance, and operations of hazardous and/or safety critical components and systems
      • Understanding of design lifecycle documentation and configuration control
      • Knowledge of ASME B31.3 and in-field oversight of construction, testing and/or operations of piping systems
      • Experience with solid modelling or plant modelling
      • Knowledge of precision cleaning processes / levels and passivation of stainless steel
      • Knowledge of marine environment corrosion mitigation (material and coatings selection)
      • Experience with programing languages for data acquisition and control or test data reductionDon't meet every single requirement? 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 qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate for this or other rolesCompensation range for on site CO applicants is $80,768-$118,459Compensation range for on site WA applicants is $88,110-$129,228Compensation range for on site CA applicants is $88,110-$129,228Other site ranges may differExport Control RegulationsApplicants 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 a refugee or granted asylum.Equal Employment OpportunityBlue 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 AccommodationApplicants 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 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 holidaysDiscretionary bonus programs

Keywords: Blue Origin, Melbourne , Mechanical Engineer II - Launch Facilities Operations, Engineering , Merritt Island, Florida

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