Want to be involved in Blue Origin’s mission to make space travel a regular thing? Here’s your chance: Amazon founder Jeff Bezos’ rocket manufacturing operation in Huntsville is adding more than 300 jobs right now. Read on to find out how to apply.
Engineers, machinists + more
Blue Origin currently has 323 open positions at the Engineering Manufacturing Facility in Research Park and NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center on Redstone Arsenal, with more being added regularly. The Research Park facility is currently focused on producing BE-3 and BE-4 engines, while Blue Origin’s work at MSFC is centered around refurbishing the 60-year-old engine test stand, according to AL.com.
Here’s a selection of the jobs that need to be filled right now:
- CNC machinist
- CNC tooling coordinator
- Communication engineer
- Cyber security engineer
- Engines integration structural analyst
- Industrial controls engineer
- Machine shop supervisors, day + night shifts
- Manufacturing engineer
- Propulsion design engineer
- Senior systems engineer
- + dozens more
View the full list of job openings online.
Internships + new grad opportunities
If you’re still in college or looking at graduation soon, Blue Origin has special opportunities for you. Here’s what positions are available in Huntsville right now:
- Engineering Intern for the Fall 2022 term
- New grad positions at the Huntsville Engineering Manufacturing Facility
- New grad positions at Marshall Space Flight Center
The next mission
The lineup for NS-20, the next New Shepard flight, was just announced Monday. The six-person crew includes:
- Marty Allen, CEO and angel investor
- Pete Davidson, comedian and Saturday Night Live cast member
- Marc Hagle, president and CEO of Tricor International
- Sharon Hagle, founder of SpaceKids Global
- Jim Kitchen, teacher, entrepreneur and world explorer
- Dr. George Nield, president of Commercial Space Technologies, LLC
NS-20 is set to launch next Wednesday, March 23.
The upcoming mission will be the twentieth New Shepard mission and the fourth manned flight in the program. Previous crews have included notable figures like:
- Laura Shepard Churchley, daughter of astronaut Alan Shepard, the New Shepard’s namesake, + chair of the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation Board of Trustees
- Michael Strahan, Good Morning America co-anchor and former NFL player
- William Shatner, actor most known for his role as Captain James T. Kirk on Star Trek
Ready to take a trip to space yourself? You can fill out an online application to be included in a future New Shepard mission. Be prepared to shell out a pretty penny—while Bezos and Blue Origin have declined to publicly state ticket prices, you can expect something north of $250,000/seat.
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