Friction Stir Weld Technician

Website Blue Origin

Friction Stir Weld Technician Job Highlights

Title Friction Stir Weld Technician
Type Full Time
Experience 5+ Years
Function Engineering/Information Technology
Location Kent, WA, United States
Company Blue Origin

Company Profile

Blue Origin is working on the vision to enable a future where millions of people are living and working in space to benefit Earth. The company believes we must protect Earth by moving heavy industries that stress our planet into space and finding new energy and material resources. Blue is working on this today by developing operationally reusable launch vehicles that are safe, reliable, and highly available.

Job Profile

The company is looking for a Friction Stir Weld Technician who can apply technical expertise, leadership skills, and commitment to quality to positively impact safe human spaceflight.

Educational Qualification

  • The applicants should have a High School Diploma or GED

Work Experience

  • The candidates should have 5+years of prior work experience in the Friction Stir Welding related field.


  • Be responsible for welding multiple aluminum alloys using the GTAW welding process and the manufacture, assembly, and test for various spaceflight systems.
  • Support production and development-related activities that directly affect rocket launch vehicles and spacecraft.
  • Work directly with flight hardware for various spaceflight systems.


  • Ability to earn trust, maintain positive and professional relationships, and contribute to a culture of inclusion.
  • Ability to support Monday through Thursday 1st shift (A shift) 5 am – 3:30 pm and additional weekend overtime as requested.
  • Knowledgeable in the operation of the MS Office suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook)
  • Written and verbal communication, math, reading, and spelling skills

Desired Qualifications

  • 10+ years of prior work experience in the coatings related field
  • 5+ years of experience in Aerospace or related fields.
  • Ability to read and interpret GD&T per ASME Y14.5M-1994 standard.
  • Experience in rigging and lifting of flight hardware.
  • Experience operating heavy lifting equipment such as cranes and forklifts around flight critical hardware.
  • Knowledge of AWS, NASA, and Air Force Welding Specifications, and Requirements.
  • Machining and parts fabrication experience.


  • The company offers benefits that include Medical, dental, vision, basic and supplemental life insurance, short and long-term disability, and 401(k) with up to 4% company match.
  • Paid Time Off: Provides up to 4 weeks per year, in addition to 11 holidays

Other Requirements

  • 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.
  • Blue Origin will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the Washington Fair Chance Act, Los Angeles Fair Chance in Hiring Ordinance, and other applicable laws.

Employer’s Statement

Blue Origin is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. The company provides 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.

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