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Principal Structural Integrity Lead Engineer - New Glenn

Company: Blue Origin LLC
Location: Kent
Posted on: April 8, 2021

Job Description:

Principal Structural Integrity Lead Engineer - New Glenn Kent, WA 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 small, passionate and accomplished team of experts, you will be responsible for Structural Integrity on New Glenn. The responsibilities cover two areas - strength analysis/validation/test, and Fatigue/damage tolerance. You will assist the design teams in their structural analysis and test activities, ensuring compliance with standards, consistency in approach, and more. You will be responsible for facilitating the development of fatigue and damage tolerance tools and processes as well as occasionally performing fracture analysis in the development of various spaceflight 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. Additional responsibilities include:

  • Interface with structural analysis and design organizations, materials & processes, structural test laboratories, flight test, manufacturing and customers/regulation authorities.
  • Review, guide, and occasional execute static, fatigue and damage tolerance analysis of primary and secondary launch vehicle structures.
  • Improving enterprise analysis capabilities by facilitating development of stress, fatigue and fracture analysis automation tools and fracture criticality screening criteria.
  • Mentoring designers and junior structural analysts in strength, fatigue and damage tolerance best practices.
  • Supporting configuration development and trade studies.
  • Maintain and report on activity schedule, budget and technical status. 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! Qualifications:
    • B.S. degree in engineering and 15+ years of experience with aircraft, spacecraft, or launch vehicle structures.
    • Comprehensive understanding of linear-elastic fracture mechanics fundamentals.
    • Demonstrated experience on launch vehicles, aircraft, or other aerospace structures in several of the following areas:
      • Vehicle load path definition and strength analysis/test;
      • Analysis experience in DaDT methods, crack growth assessment (hand calcs, NASGRO, VCCT), failsafe/safe-life approaches, residual strength, flight load spectra and aircraft repair servicing.
      • Flight data reduction, exceedance curve development, and fatigue spectrum generation.
      • Applied experience in fracture testing: sub-scale and full-scale fatigue testing, coupon testing, damage inspection.
      • Experience in damage tolerance NDE/NDI/repair and failure theories in non-metallic materials such as sandwich structures, carbon fiber laminate, bonded structures, etc.
      • Demonstrated expertise with one or more of the following analysis codes: NASGRO, AFGRO, Nastran, Ansys, Abaqus, LS-Dyna, Optistruct;
      • Familiarity with FAR 2X.571 and/or NASA5019A
      • Ability to earn trust, maintain positive and professional relationships, and contribute to a culture of inclusion.
      • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident (current Green Card holder), or lawfully admitted into the U.S. as a refugee or granted asylum; To conform to U.S. Government commercial space technology export regulations, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), 8 U.S.C. -- 1324b(a)(3), applicants for employment at Blue Origin must be a U.S. citizen or national, lawfully admitted for permanent residence into the U.S. (i.e. current green card holder), or lawfully admitted as a refugee or granted asylum under 8 U.S.C. -- 1157-1158. Learn more about the ITAR--here .-- 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 . Affirmative Action and Disability Accommodation Applicants wishing to view a copy of 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 EEOCompliance@blueorigin.com . Posted 2 Days Ago Full time R7020 About Us Blue Origin was founded with a vision to enable a future where millions of people are living and working in space to benefit Earth. In order to preserve Earth, Blue Origin believes in the need to enable humanity to expand, explore, find new energy and material resources, and move industries that stress Earth into space. Blue Origin believes it has an important role in building a road to space and lowering the cost of getting there. At Blue Origin, we're working on this today by developing fully reusable launch vehicles and systems that are safe, reliable and affordable. Every launch vehicle is designed for human spaceflight from the beginning and able to ferry payloads to space.

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