Senior Materials and Process Engineer

Blue Origin   •  

Kent, WA

Industry: Aerospace & Defense


8 - 10 years

Posted 36 days ago


As part of a small, passionate and accomplished team of experts, you will be responsible for materials and process engineering tasks related to the selection, design, and manufacturing of the New Glenn system. These tasks include material characterization, supporting design for producibility, material selection, and quality control. This position will directly impact the history of space exploration and will require your dedicated commitment and detailed attention towards safe and repeatable spaceflight.


  • Possess a good understanding of metallurgical properties of Aluminum Alloys
  • Work with cross-functional teams that are responsible for selecting materials, manufacturing processes, and suppliers to produce world class aerospace hardware
  • Collaborate closely with design, manufacturing and quality to define material requirements and successfully implement production solutions
  • Create test plans for characterizing and qualifying materials and welds
  • Develop and define internal engineering and quality processes to standardize and accelerate material evaluation and implementation
  • Ensure M&P design requirements are met through the review and refinement of part designs, drawings and manufacturing controls


  • B.S. degree or higher in aerospace engineering, materials engineering, mechanical engineering or related field
  • 8+ years experience in materials engineering
  • Experience developing and executing plans for material characterization, such as mechanical testing, thermal analysis, chemical analysis, and material compatibility
  • Experience supporting design and manufacturing teams in an aerospace environment, including preparing specifications, test reports, and design substantiation documentation
  • Experience with statistical treatment of test data and the generation of design values
  • Knowledge of aerospace materials and processes; specifically structural metals and their manufacture and metallurgical joining processes
  • Experience interacting with aerospace suppliers, including on-site engineering audits, technical interchanges, supplier qualifications and statistical process controls
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills with the ability to prioritize and handle small and large projects with a diversity of customers
  • 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


  • Possess extensive knowledge of aluminum metallurgy
  • Knowledge of Friction Stir Welding process & inspection methods
  • Experience defining and testing cryogenic material performance
  • Knowledge of aerospace fasteners and fastener test methods
  • Ability to develop engineering requirements for undefined material forms and processes
  • Experience with fracture and fatigue testing and data analysis