Welding Engineer

Manufacturing and Test

DESCRIPTION: As part of a unique, rapidly evolving team, you’ll specify, develop and qualify laser processes (welding, cutting and cladding) to Blue Origin’s strict aerospace specifications.  In this hands-on position, you’ll work with engineers and laser system operators in the manufacturing area to build our propulsion systems, launch vehicles and space craft.  We seek people who are passionate about space and possess a strong desire to continuously learn and improve.
  • Develop, qualify, test and evaluate laser processing parameters
  • Review NDT results from processed hardware and disposition nonconformance’s
  • Conceive-of, develop and implement in-process inspection technologies
  • Participate in the specification for new systems
  • 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 nuances of laser processing and material properties
  • Day-to-day support of laser processing area
  • B.S. degree or higher in materials, welding engineering or relevant field 
  • Thorough understanding of laser welding processes and material selection
  • Experience evaluating NDT results
  • Hands-on experience with metallographic analysis and mechanical testing of welds 
  • Hands-on machining/welding experience
  • General proficiency with CAD
  • Applicant must be a United States citizen or permanent resident alien
  • 5+ years’ experience in laser welding/cladding
  • Offline CNC/Robotic Programming
  • Robot Programming (KUKA)
  • Experience with integration/configuration of ancillary support equipment to existing systems (mechanical/electrical)
  • Programming/operation of CNC/Robotic systems
  • Proficient in CREO (ProE)