Mechanical Engineer III – New Glenn

Blue Origin, LLC

Space Coast, FL

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!

This role supports the development and operations of New Glenn, a single-configuration, heavy-lift orbital launch vehicle capable of routinely carrying people and payloads to low-Earth orbit, geostationary transfer orbit, cislunar, and beyond. Its first stage is fully reusable, and the vehicle was crafted from the beginning to be human-capable.

As part of a small, hard-working, and accomplished team of experts you will own the design, development, and test of fluid systems for various spaceflight systems. You will share toward the team’s impact on all aspects of fluid systems design, operation, and project management. This position will directly impact the history of space exploration and will require your dedication and detailed attention towards safe and repeatable spaceflight.


  • Applies engineering techniques to craft, install, modify, analyze, repair and mechanical systems hardware with an emphasis on composite structures
  • Design flight and development hardware to be built and assembled internally and at external suppliers
  • Collaborate with many internal team members to define requirements, dependencies, and schedule needs associated with delivering mechanical systems hardware
  • Work with manufacturing and M&P (Materials and Processes) team to ensure manufacturability of new hardware
  • Support build startup at vendors or internally, including tooling reviews
  • Review build documentation to ensure compliance to hardware requirements
  • Disposition nonconformance during production
  • Travel to support internal and external production up to 20% of the time

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical, Aerospace Engineering or relevant field from ABET accredited school
  • 4+ years of experience with design and analysis, especially with composite structures
  • Familiarity with composites and related materials (prepregs, fibers, resins, cores, adhesives, coatings, etc.)
  • Hands-on experience, including composite fabrication experience
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills to balance small and large projects with a diverse group of customers
  • Ability to work cooperatively with teams of diverse skills across large geographic distances.
  • Ability to earn trust, maintain positive and professional relationships, and contribute to a culture of inclusion.
  • Strong written, personal, technical, and software skills (CAD, Scheduling, Issue Tracking, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc.).
  • 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

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with composite aircraft, launch vehicle, spacecraft, or satellite design and development
  • Experience with polymer based composite part development and qualification
  • Experience with nonconformance disposition
  • Experience with composite repair definition
  • Experience working with external vendors
  • Experience defining or crafting composite fabrication tooling
  • Experience with design for manufacturing
  • Proficiency in 3D CAD programs (Creo Pro/E & Catia preferred).

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.

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