• Catalyst Development IE

    Job Locations US-WA-Kent
    Blue Engines
    Job ID
  • Overview

    As part of a small, passionate and accomplished team of experts, you will be responsible for manufacturing, assembling and testing propulsion hardware for various spaceflight systems.  We seek people who are passionate about space and possess a strong desire to continuously learn and improve. This position will directly impact the history of space exploration and will require your dedicated commitment and detailed attention towards safe and repeatable spaceflight.


    Primary: Testing

    • Conduct peroxide drop testing with quick turnaround for emergent work in test cell incidental exposure applications
    • Thoroughly document results from all testing on HPWG Material Compatibility and Stability Testing page with description and images.
    • Maintain peroxide lab and lab equipment in clean and good working condition to be able to rapidly respond to test requests

    Secondary: Assembly

    • Integration and test, functional verification, and troubleshooting of propulsion systems and components
    • Fabrication and maintenance of propulsion hardware and equipment
    • Fabrication, activation and maintenance of high pressure hydraulic and pneumatic systems
    • Installation of electrical wire harnesses and instrumentation
    • Assist engineers in reviewing design concepts, providing feedback for improvements
    • Design, fabricate and use assembly tooling
    • Review, edit and follow work instructions for complex mechanical installations
    • Safely work with chemical and/or high pressure hazardous systems
    • Support system level testing, such as proof and leak, fluid flow and functional checkouts
    • Ensure tasks are performed on schedule, safely and in a professional manner
    • Rapidly adapt to changing roles while working in a challenging high-paced work environment
    • Innovate to improve processes and increase efficiency of operations
    • Maintain inventory of parts and equipment for assembly, test and maintenance of propulsion systems
    • Typically 45 hours per week, schedule varies depending on needs, flexibility required
    • Overtime is often required for particular integration tasks or test series



    • Laboratory chemical handling
    • Following detailed test procedures
    • Thorough data and process documentation skills
    • Detail oriented
    • Critical eye for safety
    • Minimum of high school diploma or GED
    • Minimum of 3 years of experience supporting departmental administration processes
    • Ability to lift 50 lbs. unassisted
    • 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
    • Lifting, standing, climbing, bending, grasping, sitting, pulling, pushing, stooping, stretching, and carrying are generally required to perform the functions of this position
    • Must be open to working all required shift hours, including overtime and weekends, as needed


    • Extensive knowledge and experience in assembling tight tolerance assemblies and sub-assemblies (specifically smaller propulsive units).
    • Lean and 5S implementation and sustainment in a dynamic factory setting.
    • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral
    • Strong computer skills, familiar with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc
    • Experience with MRP/ERP systems (Oracle, SAP, etc)
    • Prior experience within the aerospace, automotive, semiconductor, or electronic industries
    • Experience in organizing files and documents


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