• New Glenn Program Corrosion Materials and Process Engineer

    Job Locations US-WA-Kent
    New Glenn
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  • Overview

    As part of a small, passionate and accomplished team of experts, you will lead production transition activities for components and subsystems integrated on rocket launch vehicles and spacecraft.  This position will directly impact the history of space exploration and will require your dedicated commitment and detailed attention towards safe and repeatable spaceflight.


    • Perform a hands-on engineering and liaison role between our design team, internal manufacturing and external suppliers.
    • Develop and improve processes related to Corrosion Protection Systems from Initial Development through Production, Vehicle Operations, Ground Systems Installation and Operations, and Vehicle Refurbishment.
    • Lead capability assessments, and troubleshooting investigations related to corrosion on Flight Vehicles and Ground Support Equipment.
    • Lead projects to reduce corrosion and improve outcomes.
    • Conduct tests, interpret data, document results and communicate results.
    • Maintain and report on activity schedule, budget, and technical status.
    • Drive to root cause, corrective action, and preventive action.
    • Mentor and educate on corrosion theory, corrosion mitigation strategies and tactics.
    • Author and maintain corrosion prevention plans and specifications.
    • This position will be located in Kent, WA with the frequent travel to our Orbital Launch Site in Cape Canaveral, FL.


    • B.S. degree in engineering or chemistry discipline.
    • 5+ years of demonstrated resourcefulness and execution within complex, rapidly-changing manufacturing environments.
    • Experience with aerospace corrosion prevention systems for both Flight Vehicles and Ground Support Equipment.
    • Desire to work hands-on, both independently and as part of a team, throughout the development, production and launch operation phases of the product lifecycle.
    • Project management skills consistent with leading a team including suppliers through the complex Development, Production and Operations phases.
    • Excellent attention to detail and strong task ownership, someone who demonstrates pride in all work and willingness to perform low-level tasks when needed.
    • Strong written and oral communication skills.
    • Experience with procedure authoring, process specifications, and materials and process development.
    • Experience in both development and production environments.
    • Must be willing to travel up to 20% of the time.
    • 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 aerospace organic coatings.
    • Experience with aerospace inorganic coatings.
    • Experience and knowledge of corrosion testing.
    • Experience and knowledge of corrosion standards and specifications.
    • Passion for advancing the commercial space industry and human spaceflight.
    • M.S. degree in chemical engineering, materials science engineering, aerospace engineering, mechanical engineering or chemistry.
    • Experience with design of experiments.
    • Experience with 3D CAD software.
    • Experience in small company, startup, or growth transition environments.
    • Kaizen, Six Sigma, or related training.


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