Configuration Technical Designer - New Glenn

Blue Origin   •  

Kent, WA

Industry: Aerospace & Defense


11 - 15 years

Posted 54 days ago


As part of a small, passionate and accomplished team of experts, you will be responsible to create layouts, drawings, and configurations of launch vehicles, ground support systems and manufacturing 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 and maintenance of overall product definition by preparing design layouts, skeletons, and drawings, modifying existing drawings and developing overall packaging models.
  • Generation of multiple packaging concepts for a given problem. Able to present options and communicate relevant trade details.
  • Coordination of model assemblies from other groups. Assist setting up modeling schemes for other groups. Responsible for creation and maintenance of final end item CAD models.
  • Application of relevant company, industry (design, drafting, parts) techniques to plan, lay-out, and maintain data depicting engineering designs (detail, assembly and installation drawings or datasets)
  • Implementation of engineering and manufacturing best practices to achieve a balanced approach to cost, schedule and performance requirements
  • Support existing configuration standards for product structure, bill of materials, naming and organization of program data.
  • Assist in the management of the top-level system CAD models, ensuring that models maintain the proper interfaces across the ground processing infrastructure, launch vehicle, payloads, and recovery infrastructure.
  • Self-directed for prioritizing and scheduling work activity in support of team
  • Assist in the development and deployment of reasonable standards for drafting. Act as single point drafting standards checker for the team.
  • Experience with Design for Manufacturing and Design for Assembly.


  • 10+ years of recent experience designing/drafting aerospace, automotive structure’s parts, components, or subsystems, utilizing CREO or CATIA software
  • Strong mechanical design and large-scale integration skills using Creo 2.0 or greater software
  • Large scale model manipulation techniques
  • Experience managing large CAD assemblies and associated drawings
  • Experience with ASME Y14.100, Y14.5, Y14.41
  • Familiar with existing applicable drafting standards
  • 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.


  • Ergonomic and human factors analysis
  • Designing for manufacturing and assembly
  • Launch vehicle or spacecraft structural systems experience
  • Experience with a PDM version control database