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Propulsion Engineer III - Turbomachinery

Company: Blue Origin
Location: Huntsville
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

As part of a diverse and hardworking team of engineers you will be responsible for the hands-on design, development and testing of turbomachinery for various spaceflight systems. You will share in the team's impact on all aspects of turbomachinery and rocket engine development and operation.

This includes individual contribution and leadership in the entire design cycle of turbomachinery from turbopump layouts to component design of pumps, turbines, shafts, housings, bearings, and seals, to the maturation of these components through development testing and flight operations.

You will need to use your turbomachinery knowledge to develop design definition, create engineering specifications, and collaborate in component manufacturing. You'll be responsible for ensuring component performance and health through testing and design iterations, supporting hardware builds and guiding post-test data reviews. Ability to work effectively in a collaborative environment is essential.

We are looking for someone to apply their leadership and technical knowledge and commitment to quality to positively impact safe human spaceflight. Passion for our mission is required!


  • Minimum of a B.S. degree in mechanical or aerospace engineering
  • 6+ years proven track record of turbomachinery component design, development, testing, and flight support
  • Solid understanding of rotating machinery component design and manufacturing including turbines, impellers, cases, bearings, and seals
  • Experience in data analysis and post-processing to assess component health
  • Knowledge of hardware fabrication and quality control
  • Ability to effectively collaborate on multi-disciplinary and cross-functional teams


  • Experience with turbomachinery specific to rocket engine applications
  • Experience with cryogenic fluids and oxygen compatibility
  • Experience with castings, forgings, machined parts and other advanced manufacturing techniques
  • Experience with high speed data acquisition and instrumentation using accelerometers and proximity probes

ITAR Requirements

To conform to U.S. Government commercial space technology export regulations, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), applicants for employment at Blue Origin must be a U.S. citizen or national, lawfully admitted for permanent residence into the U.S. (i.e. current green card holder), or lawfully admitted as a refugee or granted asylum under 8 U.S.C. 1157-1158. Learn more about the ITAR here.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Blue Origin is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and is committed to attracting, retaining, and developing a highly qualified, diverse, and dedicated work force. Blue Origin hires and promotes people on the basis of their qualifications, performance, and abilities. We support the establishment and maintenance of a workplace that fosters trust, equality, and teamwork, in which all employees recognize and appreciate the diversity of individual team members. We provide all qualified applicants for employment and employees with equal opportunities for hire, promotion, and other terms and conditions of employment, regardless of their race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin/ethnicity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic factors, military/veteran status, or any other status or characteristic protected by federal, state, and/or local law. Blue Origin will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with applicable federal, state, and local laws. For more information on "EEO Is the Law," please see here and here.

Affirmative Action and Disability Accommodation

Applicants wishing to view a copy of Blue Origin's Affirmative Action Plans, or applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in the application and/or interview process, please contact us at

Keywords: Blue Origin, Huntsville , Propulsion Engineer III - Turbomachinery, Other , Huntsville, Alabama

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