• Welding Engineer - Mechanized Gas Tungsten and Plasma Arc Welding

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

    As part of a small, passionate and accomplished team of experts, you will specify, develop and qualify gas tungsten arc (GTA), plasma arc (PA), and variable polarity plasma arc (VPPA) schedules and support production of space hardware in accordance with Blue Origin’s strict aerospace specifications.  In this hands-on position; you’ll work with engineers and welding skilled trades in the manufacturing area to build our launch vehicles and space craft.  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.


    • Develop, evaluate, test, and, qualify mechanized and orbital GTA, PA, and VPPA weld schedules
    • Review NDT results from processed hardware and disposition nonconformance’s
    • Work with an interdisciplinary team of manufacturing and tooling engineers, and skilled trades to develop tooling and welding procedures for flight hardware
    • Operate equipment, as needed
    • Specification, execution, and interpretation of mechanical and metallurgical weld tests
    • Day-to-day support of GTA and VPPA work areas
    • Manage projects and relationships with external test labs, material suppliers, equipment suppliers and other business organizations
    • General shop skills including Foreign Object and Debris (FOD) prevention, material handling, safety, calibration requirements, ESD, and contamination control of precision clean systems
    • Travel as needed to support design review, system buyoff, or off-site development activities
    • Maintain safe, clean, organized work area to ensure 5s work environment


    • B.S. degree in Weld Engineering from an ABET accredited program
    • 2+ years’ experience in GTA, PA, or VPPA welding
    • Understanding of aerospace fusion welding processes in stainless steel, nickel, titanium, and aluminum materials
    • Experience interpreting weld NDT results
    • Writing and maintaining WPS, PQR, and WQR in accordance with AWS D17.1
    • Ability to read and interpret engineering drawings
    • Strong written and personal computer skills
    • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills
    • 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


    • Master’s degree in materials or welding engineering
    • Hands-on machining and welding experience
    • Operation, programming, calibration, maintenance, troubleshooting, and repair of AMET and/or Arc Machines, Inc. mechanized and orbital welding systems with wire feed
    • Proficient in CAD (Creo is preferred)


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