Materials/Process Engineer III (Welding/Joining)

Website Blue Origin

Job Highlights

Title Materials/Process Engineer III (Welding/Joining)
Type Full Time
Experience 5+ Years
Function Management/Manufacturing
Location Huntsville, AL, 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 searching for a Materials/Process Engineer III (Welding/Joining) who will be responsible for welding/joining processes used in the manufacture of liquid rocket engine hardware.

Develop, qualify, and continuously improve these processes to ensure design and manufacturing requirements are met.

Education Level

  • Minimum BS in Welding Engineering, Material Science Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or related field.

Work Experience

  • 5+ years of directly related welding and joining experience
  • Experience with at least one of the following processes: Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW), Orbital Tube Welding (OTW), Laser Beam Welding (LBW), Wire Arc Additive Manufacturing (WAAM), and Brazing.
  • Proven experience developing and executing test plans for analysis and qualification of welding/joining processes.
  • Experience with implementing welding automation or mechanization.
  • Experience interpreting NDT/NDE results (such as UT, RT, PT).


  • Challenge the status quo by identifying and implementing welding/joining process improvements to drive reductions in cost and processing time while maintaining technical requirements and quality.
  • Collaborate closely with design, analysis, manufacturing, quality, and integration engineers to disposition of nonconforming hardware.
  • Contribute to the development of internal engineering and quality processes to standardize and accelerate material evaluation, implementation, and qualification.
  • Create, improve, and maintain special process specifications.
  • Define and author material or process development and qualification plans to utilize novel materials and joining processes on liquid rocket engine hardware.
  • Identify root causes of nonconforming hardware and work proactively to identify and implement corrective actions.
  • Interpret production drawings systematically, understanding the need for processes to meet established requirements.
  • Lead and coordinate internal and external process development activities.


  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • 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.

Desired Qualifications

  • Masters or PhD in Welding Engineering, Material Science/Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or related field.
  • Experience in the production, manufacturing, and assembly of rocket hardware.
  • Experience working with Ni-based Alloys, Cu-based alloys, or other aerospace materials.
  • Demonstrated experience working in cross-functional teams.
  • Experience with aerospace quality management systems supporting propulsion hardware.
  • Experience transitioning materials and processes from development to production.
  • Proven experience managing technology development projects, and measuring technical progress, resources, and budgets.


  • Medical, dental, vision, basic and supplemental life insurance, paid parental leave, short and long-term disability, 401(k) with a company match of up to 5%, and an Education Support Program.
  • Paid Time Off: Up to 4 weeks per year based on weekly scheduled hours, and up to 14 company-paid holidays.
  • Discretionary bonus: Bonuses are designed to reward individual contributions as well as allow employees to share in company results.

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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