Materials & Processes Technician

Manufacturing and Test

DESCRIPTION:  As part of a small, passionate and accomplished team of experts, you will be supporting development of new materials & processes for various spacecraft hardware.  You will share in the team’s impact on all aspects of initial experiment, process development on subscale components to implementation of the developed materials and methods on low rate production parts.  We seek people who are passionate about space and possess a strong desire to continuously learn and improve. This position will directly impact the history of space exploration and will require your dedicated commitment and detailed attention towards safe and repeatable spaceflight.
  • Develop new materials & processes, applying them to proto-type and low-rate production parts
  • Perform experiments to support the above process development
  • Summarize, document, and communicate results to stakeholders
  • Develop standard methods, training material, and related documentation for the developed processes
  • Work with engineers to develop test plans to meet characterization goals
  • Demonstrate strict attention to detail in executing experiments
  • Maintain laboratory equipment and facilities
  • Identify new equipment to expand laboratory capability and improve responsiveness
  • Safely work with hazardous systems containing chemicals, heat, and/or high pressure
  • Experience in a production environment
  • Hands-on experience organizing and executing test plans
  • Basic engineering laboratory skills: weights and measures, chemical hygiene, materials safety planning, personal protective equipment, contamination control, workload organization and planning
  • Ability to operate manual machine tools (saws, mills, etc.)
  • Familiarity with typical aerospace testing and quality processes
  • Strong written and personal computer skills
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident (current Green Card holder)
  • Experience in analytical/characterization laboratory environment
  • Experience using equipment used for a variety of techniques (specimen preparation, optical and/or scanning electron microscopy, thermal analysis, mechanical testing, etc.)
  • Understanding of the types of materials and processes used to fabricate aerospace components
Must be physically able to:
  • Work with and around chemicals and other hazardous materials
  • Climb stairs and work in small areas
  • Lift and carry 40 lbs.
Blue Origin offers a phenomenal work environment and awesome culture with competitive salaries, benefits, 401K, and relocation.
Blue Origin is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We will review all qualified applicants for consideration of employment without regard to age, race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, pregnancy, religion, or disabilities. Blue Origin prohibits any form of workplace harassment.