WELD ENGINEERING

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We don’t just build rockets—we build a culture

Blue Origin is empowered by a vision where millions of people are living and working in space. To achieve our vision, we are developing reusable rocket engines and launch vehicles that will dramatically lower the cost of access to space. Driven by our motto, Gradatim Ferociter or “step by step, ferociously,” our incremental approach builds upon each success as we develop ground-breaking spaceflight systems. We don’t just build rockets—we build a culture around methodical innovation and exploration.

DESCRIPTION:

As part of a small, passionate, and accomplished team of experts, you will specify, develop, and qualify Joining Processes (including laser and EB welding, manual welds, and brazing operations) for Blue Origin’s Engines. You will work with design engineers, as well as manufacturing engineers and operators to build our propulsion systems, for various spaceflight systems. We seek people who are passionate about space and possess a strong desire to continuously learn and improve. 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:

  • Support welding production operations and welders including manual, arc, laser welding, EB welding, cladding, and brazing processes
  • Participate in the specification, qualification, and acceptance testing of new welding systems
  • Streamline and improve production rates on welding processes
  • Review NDT results from processed hardware and disposition nonconformances
  • Conceive-of, develop and implement in-process inspection technologies
  • Troubleshoot and operate equipment, as required
  • Travel required for training and other support activities
  • Perform metallographic and mechanical testing of welds and weld samples
  • Support design engineers with laser processing and material properties

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Recruiting candidates from entry-level through deeply-seasoned/SME
  • B.S. degree or higher in materials, welding engineering or relevant field
  • Thorough understanding of laser welding, EB welding, brazing, and manual processes, as well as material selection
  • Experience evaluating materials characterization data and NDT results
  • Hands-on experience with metallographic analysis and mechanical testing of welds
  • Hands-on machining/welding experience
  • General proficiency with CAD
  • Experience interpreting and reviewing engineering drawings for welded assemblies
  • 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 degree in Weld Engineering
  • Direct experience in laser welding/cladding
  • Direct experience with EB welding
  • Direct experience with brazing processes
  • Demonstrated signature authority on aerospace weldment drawings for flight programs
  • Experience with integration/configuration of ancillary support equipment to existing systems (mechanical/electrical)
  • Programming/operation of CNC/Robotic systems

Blue Origin offers a phenomenal work environment and awesome culture with competitive compensation, benefits, 401K, and relocation.

Tagged as: manufacturing, engines joining processes, weld engineering

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