Space Resources Sr. Facilities and Equipment Technician
Company: Blue Origin
Location: Woodland Hills
Posted on: November 19, 2023
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 position is part of the Space Systems Development
(SSD) business unit. SSD develops next-generation concepts and
systems to advance our future of living and working in space
Blue Origin's vision is to shape a future where millions of people
live and work in space for the benefit of Earth. We believe that to
preserve our planet, humanity must expand beyond our limits,
venturing into space to explore and discover new energy and
To achieve this, we invite you to be a part of our Space Resources
Program. This initiative is at the forefront of developing In-Situ
Resource Utilization (ISRU) technologies, destined for the Moon and
beyond. If you're passionate about our mission and are looking to
make a meaningful contribution, you might just be the ideal
candidate to join our inclusive, innovative, and forward-thinking
In this hands-on role, you will be based entirely on-site at our
Los Angeles Facility, collaborating closely with the Space
Resources Program team. We are on the lookout for a qualified
Facilities and Equipment Technician. As such, you will play a
pivotal role in operating and maintaining environmental test
systems, including vacuum chambers crucial for conducting
high-power and high-temperature space exploration technology
Your responsibilities include ensuring operational excellence and
maintaining the highest standards of Environmental Health and
Safety during laboratory experiments. You will be in charge of the
setup, calibration, and maintenance of laboratory instruments and
equipment, guaranteeing they fulfill our stringent spaceflight
We seek a candidate who brings technical know-how, leadership
capabilities, and a dedication to quality, all of which are vital
in making a positive impact on our mission. The pace at Blue Origin
is brisk, with rapid cycles of design, analysis, and integration,
aimed at delivering scalable solutions. Therefore, we need someone
who is adaptable, proactive, eager to learn, and uncompromising on
safety and quality. Creativity, a spirit of innovation, and the
ability to manage changing requirements are key to thriving in this
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Overseeing the installation, maintenance, and repair of laboratory
instruments and equipment.
Ensuring compliance with Environmental Health and Safety standards
during vacuum chamber experiments.
Coordinating with contractors for facility modifications and with
vendors for equipment delivery and service.
Managing the inventory of laboratory consumables and chemical
waste, including adherence to proper disposal protocols in
coordination with Environmental Health and Safety departments.
Developing and maintaining Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and
Job Hazard Analyses (JHAs).
Setting up and operating a range of CNC and manual machining
Contributing to a culture of safety, collaboration, and inclusion
within the Agile Hardware Development team.
A minimum of 10 years of laboratory experience.
Proficient in laboratory setup, including installing analytical
instruments and fabrication machinery.
Skilled in basic electrical wiring, thermocouple, pressure
transducer, and pump installation.
Adept at developing and updating SOPs and JHAs.
Hands-on experience with a variety of laboratory instruments and
Effective in managing contractor and vendor relations for facility
and equipment servicing.
Proven ability to manage laboratory chemical waste and compliance
with safety standards.
Physical capability to move heavy equipment up to 40 lbs as
Excellent communication skills with an emphasis on team
Must be a U.S. citizen or national, U.S. permanent resident, or
lawfully admitted into the U.S. as a refugee or granted asylum.
B.S. in a relevant field.
CAD design and fabrication for custom test support fixtures.
Demonstrated experience with large vacuum chambers for integrated
Relevant certifications in safety, hazardous material handling, or
vacuum chamber operations.
Forklift operation experience or certification.
Compensation range for on site CA applicants is $42.50-$62.28 USD
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
Employee Benefits include: Medical, dental, vision, basic and
supplemental life insurance, paid parental leave (must be employed
at time of birth or adoption), short and long-term disability,
401(k) with a company match of up to 5%, and an Education Support
Program available after 1 year of service.
Paid Time Off: Up to four (4) weeks per year based on weekly
scheduled hours, and up to 14 company-paid holidays for all regular
employees (including part-time), fixed-term, and interns.
Discretionary bonus: Employees may be eligible for discretionary
bonuses in addition to base pay. Bonuses are designed to reward
individual contributions as well as allow employees to share in
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.
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