Mechanical Engineer Hydraulic Systems

Blue Origin   •  

Kent, WA

Industry: Aerospace & Defense


5 - 7 years

Posted 91 days ago

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As part of a small team, you develop space vehicle processing and launch operations Ground Support Equipment (GSE). You will emphasize ease of implementation, sustainability and maintainability of vehicle systems while actively identifying and preventing safety hazards. As a Structural & Mechanical GSE Engineer, you’ll provide the primary structural and mechanical systems interface between the development, manufacturing and launch operations teams.

This position will directly impact the history of space exploration and will require your dedicated commitment and detailed attention towards safe and repeatable spaceflight.


  • Supports the design and development of mechanical and/or fluids systems for launch vehicle processing, integration, and launch operations
  • Conceptual and detail design of mechanicalsupport equipment for launch support systems and interfaces
  • Vendor selection and project management
  • Develop and manage systems interfaces
  • Support development of concepts of operations and operability trades
  • Oversee equipment fabrication, assembly and installation
  • Provide technical guidance for hardware installation
  • Active involvement in functional checkouts and commissioning of equipment
  • Maintain and report on activity schedule, budget and technical status
  • Coach, mentor and technically assist other engineers
  • Identify opportunities for operational cost savings


  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in mechanical, civil, aerospace or aeronautical engineering
  • 5+ years’ experience with a background in launch vehicle GSE development, maintenance, and commissioning
  • Experience designing, building and commissioning GSE for handling, shipping and transporting vehicles and components
  • Experience selecting and implementing tools and equipment to provide access, ease of maintenance & refurbishment to support recurring operations
  • Mechanical Design experience using CAD and FEA-based analysis software
  • Experience with STAAD, ANSYS, or PTC Simulate
  • Familiar with applicable standards; ASME, ASIC, ASCE
  • Familiar with ANSI/ASME Y14 series specifications
  • Familiar with Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing (GD&T)
  • Experience with PTC Creo / Windchill
  • Experience with oil/gas, aircraft, launch vehicle or spacecraft mechanical systems
  • 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.


  • Experience managing suppliers during design, procurement and build cycles of tooling and related components
  • Experience in tool design, jigs and similar hardware for manufacturing and test
  • Experience developing procedures for testing, checkout, commissioning and maintenance of equipment & tooling