• Welding Engineer III

    Job Locations US-FL-Merritt Island
    New Glenn
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  • Overview

    As part of a small, passionate, accomplished and rapidly evolving team, you will be responsible for working closely with engineering design and company leadership to support all manufacturing efforts and equipment related to building human rated orbital launch vehicles. You will work with innovative weld processes used to build Blue Origins State of the Art launch vehicle. If you share our passions and vision, thrive in a dynamic startup environment, excel on integrated cross-functional teams, are experienced and skilled in several relevant technologies (even if perhaps not in the aerospace industry), continuously seek out opportunities to learn and improve, enjoy occasional travel, and do not allow title or job description to limit the depth or breadth of your contributions, then we would love to hear from you. This position will directly impact the history of space exploration and will require your dedicated commitment and detailed attention towards safe and repeatable spaceflight.


    • Day to day responsibilities for production welding of full scale, cryogenic tanks.
    • Development of FSW weld schedules to meet the quality requirements of the launch vehicle program.
    • Writing Statement of Works for applicable process tools etc.
    • Prepare and review design engineering documents, process plans, and specifications.
    • Participate in the specification reviews for new systems.
    • Troubleshoot and operate equipment, as required.
    • Travel as needed for reviews, training and other support activities.
    • Perform metallographic and mechanical testing of welds and weld samples.
    • Evaluation of materials characterization data or NDT results. 
    • Evaluate welding defects and recommend repair procedures.
    • Work hand in hand with quality assurance/engineering for disposition of non-conformances for tank structure defects.


    • B.S. degree or higher in materials, welding engineering or relevant field from an ABET accredited university.
    • Thorough understanding of friction stir welding processes and material selection.  Preferably in the AL2219/AL2195/AL2050 realm.
    • Must have experience in the Self Reacting and Conventional FSW processes, preferably in the area of full scale, cryogenic tank production.
    • Experience in tool design and Statements of Work (SOW) as it pertains to the weld process.
    • Experience in materials testing of welding samples
    • 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


    • Minimum of 4 years’ experience in friction stir welding of cryogenic tanks.
    • Experience with integration/configuration of weld tool equipment to existing Robotic Weld Systems.
    • Experience with CREO or other CAD/CAM software.
    • Hands-on machining/welding experience.
    • General proficiency with CAD.
    • General proficiency with GDT.


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