Find Your Dream Job Today

Our mission is to help high-achieving LGBTQ+ undergraduates reach their full potential.

Materials & Process Engineer Senior - New Shepard



Seattle, WA, USA
Posted on Sunday, June 9, 2024

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!

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 hardworking team of diverse engineers, you will tackle existing material problems for various spaceflight systems. You will share in the team’s impact on all aspects of New Shepard. You will review production drawings for large complex assemblies, develop processes, select materials, help implement a New Shepard Parts, Materials and Processes Plan and define design requirements. We work closely with quality, design, structures, thermal, integration and manufacturing to optimize designs and processes. Your broad experience in materials & processes support for metallic (e.g. forging, casting, forming, extrusion, plating, corrosion, coating, brazing, anodization, welding, passivation) and non-metallic (e.g. o-rings, seals, lubricants) hardware will be impactful to the team as we refine processes and engineering designs. We get to be involved in all materials and processes related to the New Shepard program! This means you will gain and share diverse experiences across the organization. You will work with the New Shepard Materials and Processes Engineering Manager and work with them to increase program support. Our best team members are flexible in constantly evolving environments, thorough, detail oriented and passionate.

We are looking for someone to apply their technical expertise, leadership skills, and dedication to quality to positively impact safe human spaceflight. Passion for our mission and vision is required!

The New Shepard team is headquartered in Kent, WA but we are actively building small teams in several of our remote office locations including Los Angeles, Huntsville, and Phoenix. Hiring preference will be given to folks who are willing to relocate to Kent, but applicants for our remotes locations will absolutely be considered!


  • B.S. degree or higher in welding engineering, materials engineering, chemical engineering, mechanical engineering or related field.
  • 7+ years’ experience – note, level of position will be commensurate with candidate experience, capabilities, and skillset (level 3, Senior, or Principal)
  • Ability to learn, grow and tackle new challenges in a fast paced environment.
  • Excellent attention to detail and task ownership, someone who demonstrates pride in all work and willingness to perform low-level tasks when needed.
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills with the ability to prioritize and handle small and large projects with a diversity of internal and external customers.
  • Experience with at least one of the following processes: Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW), Orbital Tube Welding (OTW), Laser Beam Welding (LBW), Wire Arc Additive Manufacturing (WAAM), and Brazing.
  • Proven experience developing and executing test plans for analysis and qualification of welding/joining processes.
  • Experience with implementing welding automation and/or mechanization.
  • Familiarity with standard methods of manufacturing, such as machining and inspections.
  • Experience interpreting NDT/NDE results (such as UT, RT, PT).
  • Broad materials & processes support for metallic (e.g. forging, casting, forming, extrusion, plating, coating, brazing, anodization, passivation) hardware.
  • Strong written and personal computer skills.
  • Ability to earn trust, maintain positive and professional relationships, and contribute to our inclusive culture.
  • Knowledgeable in Aluminum, Titanium, corrosion, Fusion Welding or metallic materials.
  • Ability to earn trust, maintain positive and professional relationships, and contribute to our inclusive culture.
  • 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.


  • Familiarity with standard methods for testing mechanical properties (including fatigue, fracture, creep, stress rupture) of metallic materials.
  • Demonstrated experience (M&P signatory authority) on a flight production program.
  • Experience interacting with aerospace suppliers, including on-site engineering audits, supplier qualifications and statistical process controls.
  • Proven experience crafting and executing test plans for analysis and qualification of components or materials such as aluminums, nickel alloys, titanium, stainless steel and other exotic alloys.
  • Experience developing and executing plans for material characterization, such as mechanical testing, and material compatibility analysis.
  • Hands-on machining/welding experience (FSW preferred, TIG/GTA acceptable.
  • Experience with launch vehicle, aircraft, or spacecraft manufacturing and integration.
  • Familiarity with common NDT methods, including visual, dye penetrant, ultrasound, x-ray, CT scan, Eddy Current, XRF scan.
  • Familiarity with surface finishes, coatings, seal geometries, materials, and applications.
  • Passion for advancing the commercial space industry and human spaceflight.
  • Review NDT results from processed hardware and disposition nonconformance’s.
  • Experience with statistical analysis methods and related tools.

Compensation range for on site WA applicants is $136,467-$191,053

Other site ranges may differ

Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis until the requisition is closed.

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.

Equal Employment Opportunity

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 here.

Affirmative Action and Disability Accommodation

Applicants 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 EEOCompliance@blueorigin.com.

California Applicant Privacy Notice

If you are a California resident, please reference the CA Applicant Privacy Notice here.