Manufacturing Process Engineer II (Welding)

Website Blue Origin

Job Highlights

Title Manufacturing Process Engineer II (Welding)
Type Full Time
Experience 2 Years
Function Management/Manufacturing
Location Space Coast, FL, 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. Join our team to build a road to space – step by step ferociously.

Job Profile

The company is looking for a Manufacturing Process Engineer II (Welding) who will develop, qualify, and support the production of gas tungsten arc (GTA) and variable polarity plasma arc (VPPA) welding processes for hardware following Blue Origin’s strict aerospace specifications.

Work hands-on with engineers and technicians in the manufacturing area to build our launch vehicles and spacecraft.

Education Level

  • BS Degree in Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or relevant field

Work Experience

  • 2 years of GTA, PA, or VPPA welding experience
  • Proficiency in process development and process improvements


  • Day-to-day support of GTA and VPPA work areas including but not limited to shop travelers, production schedules, welder qualification, and material traceability documentation
  • Develop, test, and qualify manual, mechanized, and orbital GTA and VPPA weld schedules
  • General shop skills including Foreign Object and Debris (FOD) prevention, material handling, safety, calibration requirements, ESD, and contamination control of precision clean systems
  • Maintain safe, clean, organized work area to ensure 5S work environment
  • Manage projects and relationships with external test labs, material suppliers, equipment suppliers, and other business organizations
  • Review NDT results from processed hardware and disposition nonconformance
  • Specify, execute, and interpret mechanical and metallurgical weld tests
  • Travel as needed to support design interface meetings, equipment support, or off-site development activities.
  • Work with an interdisciplinary team of manufacturing and tooling engineers, and skilled trades to develop tooling and welding procedures for flight hardware
  • Operate equipment, as needed

Desired Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in materials or welding engineering
  • Ability to read and interpret engineering drawings
  • Experience interpreting weld NDT results
  • Hands-on machining and welding experience
  • Operation, programming, calibration, maintenance, troubleshooting, and repair of AMET or Arc Machines, Inc. mechanized and orbital welding
  • Proficient in CAD (Creo is preferred)
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Strong written and personal computer skills
  • systems with wire feed
  • Understanding of aerospace fusion welding processes in stainless steel, nickel, titanium, and aluminum materials
  • Writing and maintaining WPS, PQR, and WQR under AWS D17.1 or other welding standards


  • Ability to earn trust, maintain positive and professional relationships, and contribute to a culture of inclusion
  • Approachable disposition, broad-minded, and open to rapidly changing requirements
  • Calming demeanor in high-pressure situations with tenacity to resolve conflict for permanent problem resolution
  • Cardholder), or lawfully admitted into the U.S. as a refugee or granted asylum.
  • Fundamental understanding of metallurgy or arc physics
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or national, U.S. permanent resident (current Green

Employer’s Statement

Blue Origin is an Equal Opportunity 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, or local law.

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