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Avionics Test Equipment Technician II



Seattle, WA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, June 11, 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 diverse and hardworking team of electronics manufacturing professionals, you will play a key role in the development and deployment of complex manufacturing test equipment for spaceflight systems. You will share in the team’s impact on the development of the next generation rocket engines that will take us back to the moon…this time to stay. You will be responsible for the development, troubleshooting, maintenance and operation of advanced rocket engine Avionics’ Test Systems, as well as installation and qualification at Blue’s electronics manufacturing suppliers.

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:

  • Work directly with Tester Hardware and Tester Software Engineers in the development, test and qualification of Test System’s hardware and software applications
  • Build harnessing and load box assemblies for Test systems
  • Perform routine maintenance and calibration on Engine Avionics’ Test Systems
  • Review, improve and execute various test procedures and processes
  • Provide input on how to streamline test procedures as well as incorporate process improvement techniques into the manufacturing testing processes and procedures
  • General troubleshooting of Test Systems’, Instrumentation and Software Debugging
  • Uphold 5S principles to keep the AVINPI Team’s avionics test lab clean and organized
  • Manage the development test asset hardware or Device Under Test (DUT) and test system configurations during the test system development phase
  • Bring up and qualify Blue test systems at EMS suppliers


  • 2 years’ experience in electronic test systems troubleshooting, repair, and operation
  • 2years' experience assembly or manufacturing experience, including solder work
  • Associates degree in a technical field or equivalent work experience
  • Ability to interpret mechanical and electrical engineering drawings and schematics
  • Ability to read and understand technical manuals/detailed work instructions
  • Demonstrated ability to work with electronic test instruments, systems and software
  • Strong knowledge of 5S, ESD, FOD and Tool Control best practices
  • Ability to lead and train fellow technicians in the use and troubleshooting of various Test Systems
  • Basic knowledge in electronics and common passive components found in Test Systems
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Windchill
  • High attention to detail
  • 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.


  • 4+ years’ experience in the aerospace industry, aerospace maintenance or aerospace engineering.
  • 4+ years’ experience supporting manufacturing test systems for space grade avionics.

Compensation range for on site WA applicants is $29.03-$40.65

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.

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