ISRU & Space Resources Materials Scientist - Advanced Development Programs
Los Angeles, CA 
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Job Description

Blue Origin's vision is to enable a future where millions of people are living and working in space to benefit Earth. In order to preserve Earth, Blue Origin believes that humanity will need to expand, explore, and find new energy and material resources. Our diverse, hardworking, and accomplished team of problem solvers and doers wants you to join us in developing and demonstrating in situ resource utilization (ISRU) technologies for the Moon and beyond. You are comfortable quickly adjusting to evolving requirements or external constraints, and prioritizing your efforts while providing creativity, innovation, and positivity. Do you want to help us get millions of people living and working in space and help pave the road to permanent lunar presence? Then you might be the right person to join our interdisciplinary, upbeat, inclusive, and forward-thinking ISRU team. Passion for our mission and vision is required!

You will provide material science & manufacturing expertise within the ISRU Production Systems team, in particular related to power generation systems. This team is focused on the development of ISRU technologies related to the manufacturing of useful products from regolith; such products could include, but are not limited to, alloys, photovoltaic cells, building materials or solar reflectors. In this hands-on role, you will conduct R&D, from designing and building test systems, developing & executing test plans and procedures, analysis of samples across the production path, rapid prototyping, and flight systems development.

Qualifications
  • Minimum of a M.S. degree in solid state physics, materials science/engineering, chemical engineering, mechanical engineering, or related technical field
  • 5+ years of experience in the manufacturing and/or development of renewable power generation systems
  • Experienced with relevant sample analysis techniques
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a fast paced, dynamic work environment
  • 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

Desired
  • PhD in a relevant scientific or engineering field
  • Knowledge of semiconductors & solar cell dopant chemistry
  • Hands-on experience with vacuum deposition techniques
  • Knowledge of fabrication and integration processes, systems engineering and quality control practices
  • Direct experience in the design, development, integration, and test of space/planetary ISRU systems as well as their underlying technologies
  • Experience in industries related to sustainability and green energies
  • Experience with regolith simulants
  • Experience performing operations with handling hazardous chemicals
  • Knowledge of product cleanliness levels and contamination control

ITAR Requirements

To conform to U.S. Government commercial space technology export regulations, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), 8 U.S.C. * 1324b(a)(3), applicants for employment at Blue Origin must be a U.S. citizen or national, lawfully admitted for permanent residence into the U.S. (i.e. current green card holder), or lawfully admitted as a refugee or granted asylum under 8 U.S.C. * 1157-1158. Learn more about the ITAR.

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 .

Benefits

Employee Benefits include: Medical, dental, vision, basic and supplemental life insurance, short and long-term disability and 401(k) with up to 4% company match.

Paid Time Off: Provides up to 4 weeks per year, in addition to 11 holidays


ITAR Requirements

To conform to U.S. Government commercial space technology export regulations, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), 8 U.S.C. § 1324b(a)(3), applicants for employment at Blue Origin must be a U.S. citizen or national, lawfully admitted for permanent residence into the U.S. (i.e. current green card holder), or lawfully admitted as a refugee or granted asylum under 8 U.S.C. § 1157-1158. Learn more about the ITAR here.

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.

Affirmative Action and Disability Accommodation
Applicants wishing to view a copy of 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.


 

Job Summary
Company
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Doctorate
Required Experience
5+ years
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