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Laser Weld Technician

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

Job Description:

We are a diverse team of collaborators, doers, and problem-solvers who are relentlessly committed to a culture of safety. This position will directly impact the history of space exploration and will require your commitment and detailed attention towards safe and repeatable space flight. Join us in lowering the cost of access to space and enabling Blue Origin's vision of millions of people living and working in space to benefit Earth.

As part of a diverse and hardworking team of technicians and engineers, you will operate CNC and robotic laser welding systems for various spaceflight systems. You will share in the team's impact on all aspects of rocket engine fabrication.

Addition responsibilities include:

  • Reading and interpreting engineering drawings
  • Jog and dry-run CNC laser machines for set up processing
  • Program and operate CNC fiber laser equipment, both at the machine control and with offline software
  • You will provide manufacturing feedback to engineers and process improvement feedback to management

We are looking for someone to apply their technical expertise, leadership skills, and dedication to quality to positively impact safe human spaceflight. Passion for our mission and vision is required!


  • Passion for our mission and vision: Millions of people living and working in space!
  • Laser welding and/or CNC laser or robotics experience
  • Understanding of laser optics and processes such as cutting and welding, and part set up - including knowledge of laser safety practices.
  • Ability to set-up and accurately position large scale hardware
  • Ability to tackle program and/or machine issues
  • Self-Motivated with the ability to work within a team environment or independently as required
  • Ability to climb ladders, stairs, work in small/restricted areas, and lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Ability to earn trust, maintain positive and professional relationships, and provide to our inclusive culture.
  • 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.


  • 2+ years of direct experience
  • CNC G-code language online programming
  • Experience using laser optics and processes such as cutting and welding, and part set up - including knowledge of laser safety practices.
  • CNC offline CAM programming
  • Understanding of GD&T
  • Ability to operate manual machine tools (basic lathe, mill)
  • Crane operator/ lift coordinator experience

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 , Laser Weld Technician, Other , Huntsville, Alabama

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