• New Shepard Avionics Hardware Mechanical Analyst and Design Engineer

    Job Locations US-WA-Kent
    New Shepard
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  • Overview

    As part of a small, passionate and accomplished team of experts, you will be responsible for the structural analysis and design of avionics enclosures for various spaceflight systems that meet Blue Origin’s launch vehicle program requirements. This position will directly impact the history of space exploration and will require your dedicated commitment and detailed attention towards safe and repeatable spaceflight.


    • Create, run and evaluate structural, thermal and vibration analysis on avionics enclosures
    • Participate in the entire design cycle of safety, flight and mission critical avionics enclosures including conceptual design, structural layout and analysis, electrical layout and design support, mounting, and structural test
    • Liaison between structural analysis and avionics design teams
    • Lead design team in implementation of analysis best practices
    • Support electronics development and trade studies
    • Create interface definition, specification, and control documents
    • Validate requirements through design, test, analysis, or inspection
    • Plan and conduct tests, review and interpret data
    • Provide technical guidance for hardware installation


    • Minimum of a B.S. degree in mechanical or aerospace engineering
    • 5+ years of experience with the structural analysis
    • Experience with FEA tools (ANSYS preferred)
    • Excellent understanding of structural analysis/mechanics
    • Working knowledge of 3D CAD programs (Creo Pro/E preferred)
    • Ability to work effectively in teams
    • Ability to be self-directed and balance several tasks at one time
    • Ability to communicate analysis results effectively
    • Experience with ruggedized electronics enclosures or similar high performance hardware
    • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident (current Green Card holder), or lawfully admitted into the U.S. as a refugee or granted asylum.



    • Experience with Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GDT)
    • Experience with Creo 3.0, Windchill 10, ANSYS 17, ICEPAK
    • Experience with fatigue analysis and fracture mechanics (hand calcs, NASGRO, VCCT, etc)
    • Familiarity with aerospace industry standard structural analysis methods (Bruhn, Marks’, Shigley)




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