Blue Origin Announces ‘Hiring Blitz’ at Alabama Rocket Engine Plant

July 12, 2021

Blue Origin has announced a hiring blitz this week seeking skilled machinists and welders to begin building the reusable rocket engines it erected a giant plant to produce in Alabama.

The company wants to hire “more than 80 skilled machinists and welders in Huntsville, Alabama, who are passionate about the company’s mission to lower the cost of access to space,” a company news release said. “We aim to fill these roles within two months to support continued company growth.”

The statement urged machinists and laser weld technicians to apply online and said Blue Origin will interview candidates at the Huntsville plan in Cummings Research Park Thursday and Friday of this week. Interested applicants should go to and use #HuntsvilleJobFair to search the open machinist and welder positions in Huntsville.

The company said it “offers competitive financial remuneration, full medical, 401k, 4 weeks of PTO, and relocation packages for qualified applicants.” It is specifically seeking “experienced CNC machinists and laser weld technicians.”

The Blue Origin plant opened in Huntsville in 2020 to produce both the company’s BE-4 and BE-3U engines. The engines will undergo testing at NASA Marshall Space Flight Center on the historic Test Stand 4670. The plant opened a few months before the COVID-19 pandemic shut down much of American industry.

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