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Sr. Propulsion Engineer - Design and Production Integration

Company: Blue Origin
Location: Kent
Posted on: November 18, 2022

Job Description:

We are a diverse team of collaborators and problem solvers who are relentlessly committed to fostering inclusion, innovation, and safety. Through your attention to detail and dedication, this position will help us build a road to space to expand, explore, and enable the movement of damaging industries into space to preserve Earth, humanity's blue origin. 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 join fellow design engineers in the transition of existing development rocket engine assemblies and coordinated component systems from development and qualification, to flight certification and production. You will lead your team in devising and integrating improvements into the rocket engine assembly as a result of qualification efforts, improving quality, increasing longevity, reducing maintenance requirements, and reducing cost and production time. You will design new components and refine existing designs and systems. You will facilitate design for manufacturability review of vehicle designs, coordinated with Manufacturing Engineers. Your team will also incorporate learning from build at multiple Blue Origin manufacturing facilities by performing root cause analyses of non-conformances and escapes, dispositioning issues and deploying recovery strategies and corrective actions. Your overarching goal will be to evolve the design to facilitate production at scale, by taking ownership of product quality and establishing processes and procedures to support continuous improvement. You will detail these improvements within the CAD model, which your team will own, and release using appropriate configuration management processes.Some component systems you could design include heat exchangers, pogo suppression systems, flexible elements, insulation, gimbal joints, primary and secondary structure, high pressure cryogenic fluid systems, pressurization systems, and hydraulic systems.To be successful in this position, good attention to detail is a must, be able to balance multiple technical issues, and demonstrate knowledge of engineering release / configuration management, and fundamentals of mechanical engineering design using aerospace materials and advanced manufacturing processes.In this role you will partner with our entire team, not just fellow design engineers, but manufacturing engineers, quality engineers and technicians in developing and manufacturing flight rocket engine assemblies supporting all Blue Origin programs.Qualifications:

  • 10+ years proven experience with component fabrication, build, assembly and testing on aircraft, spacecraft, or launch vehicles.
  • Proficiency in CAD and large assembly model management and configuration (Creo Parametric and Windchill PLM preferred)
  • Knowledgeable with GD&T implementation and analysis (ASME Y14.5)
  • Working knowledge of aerospace materials, treatments and manufacturing processes
  • Ability to communicate clearly and appropriately at all levels of the organization
  • Strong intuition and judgment when faced with ambiguity and the need to make high velocity decisions
  • B.S. degree or higher in Aerospace Engineering, Propulsion, Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or equivalent.
  • Ability to earn trust, maintain positive and professional relationships, and strengthen our 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.
    • Experience in the production, manufacturing, and assembly of rocket propulsion hardware
    • Experience and solid understanding of design and function of rocket propulsion assemblies and components.
    • Experience with 3D CAD and large assembly model management and configuration
    • Proficiency in Creo Parametric and Windchill PLM
    • Proven experience leading team members and indirect/matrixed program team members
    • Experience with cryogenic fluids and oxygen compatibility
    • Experience with aerospace quality management systems supporting propulsion hardware
    • Experience transitioning products from development to productionThe expected salary range for the position is displayed in accordance with the Colorado Equal Pay for Equal Work Act. Final agreed upon compensation is based upon individual qualifications and experience. Estimated hourly wage (Colorado only):Engineer Propulsion Sr- $126K- $210K
      Engineer Propulsion Prin.- $153K- $255KDon'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 roles.Export 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 holidays

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