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Electrical Test Lead - Advanced Development Programs

Company: Blue Origin
Location: Lancaster
Posted on: January 18, 2023

Job Description:

The Advanced Development Programs (ADP) Business Unit is Blue Origin's team dedicated to developing mission architectures, creating, and fostering new technologies into our existing offerings, building our next generation of leaders, and commercializing new platforms, such as our planned Lunar Lander program, Blue Moon (Link:, our planned commercial space station, Orbital Reef (Link: ), and other ambitious space destinations programs that fuel Blue Origin's growth and further its mission. Our work scope is broad and deep, forging the path toward our vision of millions of people living and working in space. We're shaping our future in space, and we're looking for dedicated and inspired people to join us!We are a diverse team of collaborators, doers, and problem-solvers who are committed to a culture of safety. These roles will directly impact the history of space exploration and require a 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 passionate and accomplished team, you will lead the electrical integration and test efforts for space vehicles. This includes integration of electrical subsystems into the spacecraft and ensuring compatibility with Electrical Ground Support Equipment (EGSE). In a fast-paced dynamic environment, you will architect the functional test program, develop test plans, and oversee test procedure and test script development. You will lead electrical test execution during vehicle integration all the way through final testing in preparation for launch.You will contribute to the successful completion a major test campaign. Including planning, writing test plans and test procedures, developing test equipment, and compiling test reports.We are looking for someone to apply their technical expertise, leadership skills, and commitment to quality to positively the future of spaceflight. Passion for our mission and vision is required!Responsibilities:

  • Maintain test schedule, conduct and/or oversee several test projects simultaneously
  • Author test plans, procedures, and reports
  • Develop test scripts
  • Operate test consoles and execute test processes
  • Perform verification of system requirements and subsystem qualification
  • Ensure all operations are performed on time, safely and in a professional manner
  • Demonstrated ability to work with test, flight and safety critical hardware, tools and shop equipment
  • Setup and safely operate high energy systems (e.g., pressurized fluid systems and electrical)
  • Operate and maintain environmental test equipment including data acquisition systems, environmental chambers, vibration systems and instrumentation systems
  • Configure test setups, fixtures and instrumentation per test plans and standards
  • Maintain cleanliness of test equipment and test lab
  • Identify, communicate, and mitigate cost, schedule and technical risks
  • Participate in Process/Job Hazard Assessments/Test Readiness ReviewsQualifications:
    • Previous experience with flight hardware test campaign planning and execution
    • Minimum of a B.S. degree in engineering discipline from an ABET accredited school
    • Minimum 3 years of experience with the following: spacecraft functional test development and/or execution, hardware ownership (responsible engineer), or hardware qualification and/or acceptance testing (Position level commensurate with experience)
    • Ability to read and interpret engineering drawings, standards and technical requirements
    • Ability to perform data analysis and reduction and present technical information in a clear and compelling visual format
    • Strong safety mindset and experience, including hands-on experience planning and conducting hazardous or critical operations
    • Ability to earn trust, maintain positive and professional relationships, and strengthen our 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.Desired:
      • Previous experience leading technical teams
      • Hands-on test and production facility, factory or laboratory experience
      • Experience with hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) or system integration labs (SIL)
      • Demonstrated experience where quick-thinking and problem solving plays a critical role
      • Experience with requirements development/management tools; DOORS, DOORS Next Gen and lifecycle management (PLM) and/or data, Windchill
      • Hands-on testing experience in thermal, vibration, shock and vacuum testing on flight hardware in accordance with MIL-STD-810, SMC-S-016 and MIL-STD-1540
      • Experienced with high pressure/energy system design and handling
      • Intermediate skill level using NI Labview / TestStand
      • 3+ years previous experience operating test equipment of a similar magnitudeDon't meet every single requirement? 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 qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.Compensation range for on site CO applicants is $130,200-$190,960Compensation range for on site WA applicants is $141,600-$207,680Compensation range for on site CA applicants is $141,600-$207,680Other site ranges may differExport Control RegulationsApplicants 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 a refugee or granted asylum.Equal Employment OpportunityBlue 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 AccommodationApplicants 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 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 holidaysDiscretionary bonus programs

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