• Engine Valve Designer

    Job Locations US-WA-Kent
    Blue Engines
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  • Overview

     As part of a small, passionate and accomplished team of experts, you will design, develop and test propulsion valves and other fluid system components for launch vehicles and various spaceflight systems. This hands-on position involves you in all aspects of the design, assembly, test and flight operations of launch and aerospace vehicle fluid components and systems. This position will directly impact the history of space exploration and will require your dedicated commitment and detailed attention towards safe and repeatable spaceflight.


    • Participate in the entire design cycle of valves and fluid system components including conceptual and detailed design, thermo-fluid modeling, structural analysis, development testing and qualification
    • Generate component and assembly drawings with application of GD&T per ASME Y14.5
    • Create documentation for assembly and testing of development and flight hardware
    • Participate in fluid component and subsystem level testing including planning, execution, data reduction and analysis
    • Develop project development plans, schedules and cost estimate


    • Minimum of a B.S. degree in engineering
    • 2+ years of experience with spacecraft or launch vehicle fluid system component design
    • Proficiency in 3D CAD programs (Creo Pro/E preferred)
    • Experience with GD&T analysis (ASME Y14.5)
    • Detailed knowledge of fluid components such as valves, regulators, and fittings
    • Experience with leak and flow testing of hardware using cryogenic fluids and high pressure gases
    • Knowledge of fabrication and quality control relative to machined components
    • Working knowledge of materials and treatments
    • 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


    • Knowledge in the use of FEA analysis tools (ANSYS preferred)
    • Familiar with ASME Y14.100 and Y14.41


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