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Production Welder III (Weekday Shift)



Seattle, WA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, July 3, 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!

Operations: This role is part of Blue Origin Operations, which is comprised of Integrated Supply Chain, Facilities, and Security. This includes Manufacturing and Supply Chain support across all Blue Origin facilities.

As part of a hardworking team of diverse specialists, technicians, and engineers, you will as part of a hardworking team of diverse Welders, Fabricators, and engineers, you will Fabricate, and Weld flight hardware for various spaceflight system using TIG welding (GTAW) and other processes. You will share the team’s impact on all aspects of these operations ensuring safety, quality, and productivity. Mechanical aptitude, the ability to follow detailed technical instructions, and communicate both verbal and written instructions is paramount. In this role, you will collaborate with engineering to implement and refine new manufacturing processes.

This position will report to the Weld Shop Supervisor and directly support our manufacturing integration teams.

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!

Special Mentions

  • Relocation provided
  • Shifts available: Weekday Shift (Monday-Thursday - 5:30 AM - 3:30 PM)
  • Shift Incentive:
  • Interviews will include a technical assessment


  • High School Diploma or GED.
  • Self-sufficient, self-starter and driven.
  • 10+ years of experience GTAW welding in an aerospace or precision manufacturing production environment.
  • Metallurgical knowledge.
  • Must be able to author/Develop weld schedules that meet AWS D17.1 Class A inspections requirements.
  • Experience in using automated welding equipment.
  • Experience GTAW welding Aluminum.
  • Ability to fabricate and use hand tools on an expert level.
  • Must be able to frequently lift, carry, push, or pull up to 50lbs.
  • Ability to earn trust, maintain positive and professional relationships, and contribute to a culture of inclusion.
  • Must be able to pass a written math test and a practical Weld Test (1F, 3F, 2G, 3G and 6G).
  • 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.


  • Some technical coursework and/or AA technical degree/equivalent.
  • Leadership experience.
  • Willingness to mentor lower level welders.
  • Green/Black belt 5S certification.
  • Current GTAW certifications in accordance with AWS D17.1.
  • Expert level of confidence in aerospace manufacturing specifications for large complex thick wall tubes, thin wall ducts, and welded assemblies.
  • Ability to operate material handling equipment. (forklift, crane, hoist, man lift, etc.)

Compensation range for on site WA applicants is $36.27-$49.73

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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