Blue Origin Test Operations Technician - Kent in Kent, Washington

As part of a small, passionate and accomplished team of experts the Integration Engineer (IE) will be responsible for facility construction/modification support, test article integration for rocket engine testing activities, facility operation, repairs, and maintenance for various spaceflight systems. The IE must be a self-starter, professional, highly-motivated, and a team player. This position will directly impact the history of space exploration and will require your dedicated commitment and detailed attention towards safe and repeatable spaceflight.

  • Test facility construction, operation, and maintenance:

  • Fabrication, installation, and checkout of wire harnesses and instrumentation

  • Work with data acquisition systems and controls

  • Test article integration and checkout

  • General trouble shooting of instrumentation, fluid components, etc.

  • Fabrication and routing of pressurization and propellant tubing

  • Operation of test facility

  • Reviewing, editing, and following test procedures

  • Working with engineers on design concepts/improvements and development tests

  • Planning and communicating assembly steps for complex mechanical installations

  • Providing design feedback on the test stand and test article(s)

  • Safely working with electricity, hazardous chemicals, hydraulics, cryogenics, and high pressure systems

  • 1-3 years of experience in rocket engine test facility support, testing rocket or jet engines, or closely related applications

  • Direct experience working with instrumentation, sensors, and electronics

  • Demonstrated ability to work with:

  • Test, flight, and safety critical hardware

  • Standard mechanical tools, fabrication shop equipment

  • Experience with pneumatic systems, propellant loading and off-loading systems

  • Working knowledge of a variety of rocket propellants, including hydrogen peroxide, RP, and cryogenics

  • Ability to build to a P&ID, including selection of components based on pressures, temperatures, ranges, and materials.

  • 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.

  • Must be willing to work various shifts as needed.

  • 5+ years’ experience in propulsion facility/system or launch vehicle operation, integration, or maintenance

  • Familiarity with tube fabrication (bend, flare, fittings, etc.) and pressurized system safety

  • Experience operating heavy lifting equipment such as cranes and forklifts around flight critical hardware

  • MIG/TIG, orbital welding experience

  • Ability to read and interpret drawings - GD&T per ASME Y14.5M-1994 standard

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Street: 21218 76th Ave S