• Mechanical/Aerospace Engineer III - Launch Facilities Development

    Job Locations US-FL-Merritt Island
    Test and Flight Operations
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  • Overview

    As part of a small, passionate and accomplished team of experts, you will perform the design, procurement, fabrication, installation and commissioning of systems associated with space vehicle launch facilities. Typical systems include high pressure gas and cryogenic fluid 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.


    • Design launch pad piping systems supporting rocket propellants and pneumatics
    • Perform fluid and structural analysis of new or modified designs
    • Select components and collaborate on system safety and process hazards analysis
    • Guide creation of models and drawings of designs
    • Perform system and component level analyses and document results
    • Draft and review specifications and statements of work
    • Coordinate with suppliers on costs, schedule, and technical design requirements
    • Oversee fabrication, installation, and commissioning of new or modified systems at the Blue Origin Orbital Launch Site.
    • Provide input on cost, schedule and technical requirements to internal customers
    • Occasional travel may be necessary


    • Four year aerospace or mechanical engineering degree (or similar discipline)
    • 3-5 years experience in a similar role
    • Experience in design and analysis of piping/tubing systems, experience using analysis tools specific to piping (CAEPipe, Bentley AutoPipe, CEASAR,…etc)
    • Experience with Solid modelling or plant modelling, design lifecycle documentation, and configuration control
    • Experience creating fabrication and installation drawings  
    • Knowledge of standard components, installation and fabrication methods of piping systems (pipe stock, fittings, connections, valves, fasteners, structural members, fitting, welding, etc)
    • Knowledge of fluid components typical in tubing and piping systems (valves, regulators, pumps, etc)
    • Must be a U.S. citizen or national, U.S. permanent resident (current Green Card holder), or lawfully admitted into the U.S. as a refugee or granted asylum.


    • Advanced Engineering degree
    • 5+ years of relevant experience
    • Knowledge of ASME B31.3 and in-field oversight of construction, testing and/or operations of piping systems
    • Knowledge of oxidizer system design and safe operating practices
    • Knowledge of hydrocarbon and hydrogen rocket fuel systems and safe operating practices
    • Knowledge of design and safe operations of fuel vent and flare destruction systems
    • Knowledge of hydraulics systems, components, and operations
    • Knowledge and experience in the design and operation of rocket launch acoustic suppression water systems
    • Knowledge of the design of ground based environmental control and life support systems (ECLSS)
    • Experience with Autocad or Autocad P&ID
    • Experience with steady-state and transient fluid flow analysis
    • Experience with structural hand calculations and analysis software tools (ANSYS, NASTRAN, etc.)
    • Knowledge of precision cleaning processes / levels and passivation of stainless steel


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