Propulsion Engineer II – Turbomachinery

Blue Origin, LLC

Huntsville, AL

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!

We are a diverse team of collaborators, doers, and problem-solvers who are relentlessly committed to a culture of safety. This position will directly impact the history of space exploration and will require your commitment and detailed attention towards safe and repeatable space flight. Join us in lowering the cost of access to space and enabling Blue Origin’s vision of millions of people living and working in space to benefit Earth.

This role is part of the Blue Origin Engines business unit, where our focus is the design, development, manufacturing and testing of engines and propulsion systems. Built for multiple uses, our family of engines is powering the next generation of rockets for commercial, civil, national security and human spaceflight.

This position is targeted to provide day shift, Monday-Friday sustaining engineering support at the Huntsville, AL Engine production facility. Come join our diverse team in the Rocket City, where America’s first generation of space pioneering began with the development of the Saturn V rocket. In this role you will play a critical role in supporting the design, development, manufacturing, and testing rocket engines that will enable the next generation of human space travel and help to pave the way for future spaceflight as we develop America’s next-generation booster engine and advanced launch systems. Feel these engines come to life only minutes away from our production and engineering facility in Research Park where you can help design, fabricate, and assemble them!

You will share in the team’s impact on all aspects of turbomachinery and rocket engine development and operation, and your efforts will help make our products better, faster, and stronger. This includes the opportunity to own turbomachinery hardware throughout the entire product lifecycle, taking a quick and efficient approach to designing and refining our turbomachinery systems to improve both capability and reliability for our launch vehicles and expanding human access to space.

You will need a proven track record of delivery, a solid understanding of mechanical design fundamentals, self-motivation, and a strong desire to design, build, test and learn about rocket engine turbopump components on a fast paced and growing team. Are you up to the challenge?

We are looking for someone to apply their leadership, technical knowledge and commitment to quality to positively impact safe human spaceflight. Passion for our mission is required!

Qualifications / Requirements:

  • Minimum of a B.S. degree in mechanical or aerospace engineering
  • 2+ years proven track record of turbomachinery component design, development and/or test support
  • Fundamental knowledge of turbomachinery component design and manufacturing
  • Solid understanding of mechanical design principles, including proficiency in GD&T and assessing fits and clearances
  • Knowledge of hardware fabrication and quality control
  • Ability to effectively collaborate on multi-disciplinary and cross-functional teams
  • Ability to earn trust, maintain positive and professional relationships, and contribute to a culture of inclusion
  • 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.


  • M.S. or Ph.D. degree in mechanical or aerospace engineering
  • Experience with turbomachinery specific to rocket engine applications
  • Experience with cryogenic fluids and oxygen compatibility
  • Hands on experience supporting a manufacturing shop floor, assembly area, or test facility
  • CAD and/or FEA modeling experience designing turbomachinery components
  • Proficiency in data analysis and post-processing to assess component health
  • Fundamental understanding of rocket turbopump architecture and fluid dynamics

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.

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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.

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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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