• Materials & Processes Engineer III - Engines Metallurgist Woodland Hills
  • Blue Origin in Woodland Hills, CA, United States
  • jobs
  • 1 month ago

jobs description

At Blue Origin, we envision millions of people living and working in space for the benefit of Earth. We're working to develop reusable, safe, and low-cost space vehicles and systems within a culture of safety, collaboration, and inclusion. Join our diverse team of problem solvers as we add new chapters to the history of spaceflight!

This role is part of the Blue Origin Engines business unit... where our focus is the design, development, manufacturing, and testing of engines and propulsion systems. Built for multiple uses, our family of engines is powering the next generation of rockets for commercial, civil, national security, and human spaceflight. 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 diverse and hardworking team of engineers, you will be a subject matter expert for Blue Origin's Engines Business Unit for metallic materials for use in critical turbomachinery liquid rocket engine applications. 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 include but are not limited to:
• Evaluate and select metallic materials for usage in liquid rocket engines, taking into consideration mechanical properties, thermal properties, and environmental factors.
• Collaborate with design and manufacturing teams to integrate material and process requirements into the overall vehicle or system design.
• Ensure specialized processes used in the manufacture of hardware have sufficient process controls to ensure a repeatable process.
• Act as Materials & Processes signatory for engineering drawings for rocket engines.
• Perform development and qualification testing for metallic materials to ensure performance under engine induced and external environmental requirements.
• Generate documentation for metallic material and process specifications to ensure adequate process control while optimizing for producibility.
• Provide technical support and disposition of nonconformance's from the application of material and/or process control requirements implementation.
• Stay informed on emerging technologies and industry trends related to liquid rocket engine materials.
Minimum Qualifications
• Minimum B.S. in Material Science Engineering, Chemical Engineering, or related field
• 5+ years experience in Material and Process Engineering application in the aerospace industry (level commensurate with experience)
• Demonstrated experience (M&P signatory authority) on a flight production program
• Experience with one or more of the material systems used in the aerospace industry (Ni-based alloys, Cu-based alloys, Al-based alloys, Ti-based alloys, oxygen-compatible alloys...)
• Hands-on experience working with high-temperature materials, preferably on spacecraft, engines, or similar applications.
• Proven experience developing and executing test plans for analysis and qualification efforts of materials or material systems.
• Knowledge of metallic material processing including but not limited to forgings, castings, extrusions, hydroforming, etc.
• Knowledge of environmentally-assisted degradation and standard methods for testing mechanical properties (including fatigue, fracture, creep, stress rupture) of metals
• Ability to earn trust, maintain positive and professional relationships, and contribute to a 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.
Preferred Qualifications
• M.S. or PhD in Materials Science/Engineering or related field
• Familiarity with high-temperature, high-pressure oxygen engine applications
• Familiarity with NASA-STD-6016, NASA-STD-5009, and other manned aerospace materials & processes requirements
• Understanding of design constraints of high-pressured hydrogen systems
• Experience running ambient, elevated temperature, and cryogenic thermomechanical testing.
• Experience with statistical analysis for the preparation of design allowables.
• Experience developing metallic materials for aerospace applications.
• Experience supporting the design and manufacture of liquid rocket engines.
• Proven experience managing technology development projects, measuring technical progress, and resources, and managing budgets.
• Understanding of standard Non-Destructive Inspection (NDI) techniques used on spacecraft structures for applications related to corrosion and/or fatigue cracks

Compensation range for on site WA applicants is $28.13-$41.25

Compensation range for on site CA applicants is $111,690-$156,3

Other site ranges may differ

Inclusivity Statement

Don't meet all desired requirements? 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 desired 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 Regulations

Applicants 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 U.S.as a refugee or granted asylum.


Benefits include: Medical, dental, vision, basic and supplemental life insurance, paid parental leave, short and long-term disability, 401(k) with a company match of up to 5%, and an Education Support Program.

Paid Time Off: Up to four (4) weeks per year based on weekly scheduled hours, and up to 14 company-paid holidays.

Discretionary bonus: Bonuses are designed to reward individual contributions as well as allow employees to share in company results.

Eligibility for benefits varies by role type, please check with your recruiter for a comprehensive list of the benefits available for this role.

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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, including the Washington Fair Chance Act, the California Fair Chance Act, the Los Angeles Fair Chance in Hiring Ordinance, and other applicable laws. For more information on "EEO Is the Law," please see .

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