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Maintenance Engineer (Level II or III)

Company: Blue Origin
Location: Texas City
Posted on: March 12, 2023

Job Description:

We are a diverse team of collaborators, doers, and problem-solvers who are relentlessly committed to a culture of safety. This position will directly impact the history of space exploration and will require your commitment and detailed attention towards safe and repeatable space flight. Join us in lowering the cost of access to space and enabling Blue Origin's vision of millions of people living and working in space to benefit Earth.

As part of a hardworking team of diverse technicians and engineers, you will be involved in the refurbishment of the New Shepard spacecrafts from landing through the next launch. You will share in the team's impact on all aspects of operating and maintaining launch vehicles through all phases of launch, land, repeat cycle. This role is hands-on, and will be on the maintenance floor helping to coordinate and execute repairs, upgrades and modifications to the flight vehicles as we work to constantly improve our vehicle and operational capabilities.

Once New Shepard rolls back into the barn following a mission, you immediately begin getting the vehicles ready for launch again, performing inspections and working with other members of the maintenance team to implement repairs and upgrades to get the vehicle ready for another safe flight. Every day, our team draws upon a wide breadth of engineering skills, along with a team of highly experienced technicians to improve our processes and the refurbishment workflow every day. Additionally, you will support both engineers and technicians by writing work orders that meet engineering requirements while also providing clear, high-fidelity instruction for the technicians performing them.

This is a job that requires you to be a hands-on, highly collaborative and energetic individual that always welcomes a challenge. You are motivated to do or learn whatever is required to get the job done while maintaining the high standards required for safe human spaceflight.

We are looking for someone to apply their technical expertise, leadership skills, and dedication to quality to positively impact safe human spaceflight. Passion for our mission and vision is required!

This position is based in Van Horn, TX. Being at the heart of Blue Origin operations, the West Texas Site offers eligible employees additional attractive financial incentives to supplement their competitive base earnings, including a living allowance and relocation assistance, etc. Eligibility is based on the employee's ability to permanently relocate to Van Horn, TX, or work on site a minimum of 50% of the time.


  • B.S. degree in engineering, or equivalent proven experience in vehicle integration
  • Hands-on engineering experience (Number of years dependent on level)
  • Working knowledge or familiarity with all basic engineering disciplines - mechanisms, fluids, electrical, software, etc.
  • Maintains clarity and can deliver results when under pressure
  • Strong technical writing and communication skills
  • Ability to multitask and track multiple open issues, balancing due-dates and project scope while keeping stakeholders in-the-loop
  • A passion to keep improving and not accept the status quo
  • Willingness to relocate to, or perform extended rotations to, our remote Van Horn, TX launch site
  • Ability to earn trust, maintain positive and professional relationships, and contribute to our inclusive culture.
  • 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:
    • Previous professional experience (internship, co-op or fulltime) in the aerospace industry
    • Experience with instructing and training others on technical topics

      Export Control Regulations

      Applicants for employment at Blue Origin must be a U.S. citizen or national, U.S. permanent resident (i.e. current Green Card holder), or lawfully admitted into the U.S. as a refugee or granted asylum.

      Equal Employment Opportunity

      Blue Origin is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and is committed to attracting, retaining, and developing a highly qualified, diverse, and dedicated work force. Blue Origin hires and promotes people on the basis of their qualifications, performance, and abilities. We support the establishment and maintenance of a workplace that fosters trust, equality, and teamwork, in which all employees recognize and appreciate the diversity of individual team members. We provide 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. Blue Origin will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with applicable federal, state, and local laws. For more information on "EEO Is the Law," please see here and here.

      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.

      Affirmative Action and Disability Accommodation

      Applicants wishing to receive information on Blue Origin's Affirmative Action Plans, or applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in the application and/or interview process, please contact us at EEOCompliance@blueorigin.com.


      Employee Benefits include: Medical, dental, vision, basic and supplemental life insurance, short and long-term disability and 401(k) with up to 5% company match.

      Paid Time Off: Provides up to 4 weeks per year, in addition to 14 holidays

      Discretionary bonus programs

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