Vehicle Integration Technician (Kent)

Manufacturing and Test

DESCRIPTION:  As part of a unique and highly-skilled team building launch vehicles, space craft and launch facility systems, you’ll be responsible for manufacturing, assembling and supporting hardware testing that meets Blue Origin's program requirements.
  • Assembly of machined and/or carbon fiber structural components to aerospace standards
  • Fabrication of support brackets, splice plates and sheet metal parts
  • Fabrication and routing of pressurization and propellant tubing
  • Installation of wire harnesses and instrumentation
  • Design and fabrication of assembly tooling
  • Work with engineers to review design concepts, provide feedback for ease of assembly, and support development tests
  • Review, edit and follow work instructions for assembly tasks
  • Plan and communicate assembly steps for complex mechanical installations
  • Safely work with hazardous systems, containing chemicals and/or high pressure
  • Demonstrated ability to use standard mechanical tools, fabrication shop equipment and the capability to drill and prepare close tolerance holes for fastener installation is required
  • 7+ years’ experience in aerospace or related fields
  • A&P license or equivalent experience in launch vehicle or propulsion system assembly and integration
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident alien 
  • 10+ years’ experience in launch vehicle or propulsion system assembly and vehicle integration
  • Experience with CNC machining experience, MIG/TIG welding, orbital welding, and/or composite structure fabrication
  • Experience operating heavy lifting equipment such as cranes and forklifts around flight critical hardware
  • Experience with 3D measurement tools, such as Faro Arms and Trackers and Verisurf software
  • Working knowledge of a variety of rocket propellants, including hydrogen peroxide, RP, and cryogenics
  • Familiarity with tube fabrication (bend, flare, fittings, etc.) and pressurized system safety
  • Knowledge in the use of 3D CAD tools (CREO is preferred), and ability to read and interpret GD&T per ASME Y14.5M-1994 standard
Must be physically able to:
  • Climb ladders and stairs, and work in small, restricted areas
  • Lift and carry 25 lbs.
  • Work 1st or 2nd shift, as well as weekends and overtime, when necessary