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Friction Stir Weld Technician II (R39199)

blueoriginllc · 21 days ago

At Blue Origin, we envision millions of people living and working in space for the benefit of Earth. We’re working to develop reusable, safe, and low-cost space vehicles and systems within a culture of safety, collaboration, and inclusion. Join our diverse team of problem solvers as we add new chapters to the history of spaceflight!  

This role is part of Blue Origin Operations, which is comprised of Integrated Supply Chain, Facilities, and Security. This includes Manufacturing and Supply Chain support across all Blue Origin facilities.

As part of a hardworking team of diverse technicians, you will be working directly with flight hardware for various spaceflight systems. You will share in the team’s impact on all aspects of reaching the goal of millions of people living and working in space. You will be responsible for welding multiple aluminum alloys using the friction stir welding process and the manufacture, assembly, and test for various spaceflight systems. You will be supporting production and development related activities that directly affect rocket launch vehicles and spacecraft. This position will directly impact the history of space exploration and will require your dedicated commitment and detailed attention towards safe and repeatable spaceflight. We are looking for someone to apply their technical expertise, leadership skills, and commitment to quality to positively impact safe human spaceflight. Passion for our mission and vision is required! 

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. 

Special Mentions:

  • Relocation provided
  • Travel expected up to 0% of the time
  • Evening shift Monday-Thursday 4 ten hour shifts-3pm-1:30am

Responsibilities include but are not limited to::  

  • 5+ years of experience in Aerospace or related fields. 

  • Ability to read and interpret GD & T. 

  • Experience in rigging, lifting, and crane operations of flight hardware, including forklift operations. 

  • Knowledge of AWS, NASA and Air Force Welding Specifications and Requirements. 

  • Machining and parts fabrication experience. 

  • Background in Machining, CNC, Manual or Robotic. 

  • Background in Welding. 

  • Experience working with NDT Processes. 

  • Written and verbal communication, math, reading, and spelling skills. 

  • High School Diploma or GED. 

  • Ability to support Monday through Thursday 1st shift (A shift) 5am – 3:30pm and additional weekend overtime as requested. 

  • Ability to earn trust, maintain positive and professional relationships, and contribute to a culture of inclusion. 

  • 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. 


Minimum Qualifications:  

  • 5+years of prior work experience in Friction Stir Welding and/or CNC Processing. 

  • Knowledgeable in the operation of the MS Office suite. (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook) 

  • Technical Certificate or education in welding/machining/ A&P License. 


Compensation range for on site WA applicants is
$29.03$40.65 USD

Inclusivity Statement

Don’t meet all desired requirements? Studies have shown that some people are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single desired qualification. At Blue Origin, we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace, so if you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every desired qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.


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.



Benefits include:  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 four (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.

Eligibility for benefits varies by role type, please check with your recruiter for a comprehensive list of the benefits available for this role.


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, including the Washington Fair Chance Act, the California Fair Chance Act, the Los Angeles Fair Chance in Hiring Ordinance, and other applicable laws. For more information on “EEO Is the Law,” please see here.


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Last updated on Feb 12, 2024

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